Building Information Modeling (BIM) can mean different things to different people, and that makes it difficult to benchmark any BIM project against any other. Taking inspiration from lean production principles, Arup has developed a discipline agnostic tool that seeks to measure just how much a project has used BIM and how successful this has been. We call it the 'BIM Dipstick.' This session will detail why we chose to develop the tool; how it is actually used within the business; and how the data from it is used to focus our research, training, and software investment. We originally created the tool itself in our London office, but it is now in the process of being rolled out more widely as part of Arup's global BIM strategy. We would like to take this opportunity to share our experience of using it to date, both the good and the bad, and we hope to give you a version to take away for yourselves.
- Learn how to measure different aspects of BIM on a project
- Learn how to use data collected from measuring BIM implementation to shape future investment decisions
- Learn how to use data to identify gaps in your enterprise's BIM implementation strategy
- Learn how to benchmark a project's performance against another project's performance
Andrew is MEP BIM Manager for one of Arup's large multidisciplinary building teams based in London.He is passionate about harnessing the power of software to aid design innovation and attentively tracks the emergence of new technologies. He constantly challenges the limits of what's new or possible and continuously strives to achieve an excellent outcome.Most of Andrew's experience thus far has been accumulated whilst working with some of the world's finest architectural practices. The challenges that such complex and bespoke projects present have led to Andrew to develop a deep understanding of a wide variety of BIM applications and processes.Andrew is Arup's MEP representative at London Revit User Group, has represented Arup at Autodesk University on a number of occasions and also regularly attends other BIM networking events. He is also currently studying for an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at the University of Salford.
Graham is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 22 years industry experience. He has a wide range of experience of different building types, including residential, commercial, retail, education, and mixed use. He has extensive tall building knowledge, including on landmark buildings such as the Leadenhall Building in London. Graham is passionate about promoting Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all disciplines, and particularly for efficiency gains for structural engineers and technicians, as well as Clients. He is the structural BIM leader for Arup's Building Engineering teams in the UK, and is part of the global multi-disciplinary team shaping BIM in Arup. He advises on digital design aspects including parametric design, workflow optimisation, data & process management, interoperability, as well as best practice in the use of the software tools available.