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BIM for Builders: BIM Planning with Integrated Teams

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    Building Information Modeling (BIM) planning for builders is inherently difficult. First, BIM planning practices overwhelmingly focus on design modeling despite that the builder is ultimately responsible for critical transitions between design, construction, and turnover. Second, preconstruction and construction typically start well after design BIM planning. Third, conventional architect-owner and owner-contractor contracts limit collaboration between designer and builder. Last, builders do little to none of their own model authoring, leaving implementation of BIM standards to others. Thus builder BIM must be adaptable and pragmatic to manage the standards and practices of cross-disciplinary partners. Skanska Building has developed numerous strategies-both technological and sociological-for executing builder BIM. In this lecture, Skanska Senior Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager Pierce Reynoldson will share his insights from 11 years in the industry as builder, designer, and educator.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand BIM planning best practices
    • Understand preconstruction BIM in relation to the design process
    • Understand construction-phase BIM
    • Understand model turnover