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How All Kinds of BIM Pilot Projects Can Make a Splash
Once your architecture firm decides to take the plunge with building information modeling, how you go about getting your feet wet can take many forms. These three small firms have all successfully adopted BIM with smart decisions about pilot projects, training, and documenting work processes. Read on to find out why BIM has proven indispensable.
BIM Pilot Projects
Thinking big: How David Miller Architects went for BIM
In 2008, London-based David Miller Architects kicked off its BIM transition with six days of training. Divided into 40-minute sessions, training flowed directly into a pilot project for a small, vertical mixed-use development. Today, BIM offers the four-person team increased efficiency, better communication with partners, and sustainability on all projects.
Getting comfortable: How Crate & Barrel mastered BIM
Although the home furnishings retailer chose to take the plunge with an ambitious pilot project involving a complicated exterior, the company now considers BIM indispensable for communicating ideas and winning concept buy-in for projects of all sizes. Crate & Barrel’s in-house architectural and construction department has been using BIM since 2006.
At the forefront of BIM since 2006, Seattle’s Miller Hull Partnership began its transition with five almost identical buildings. Using these five projects for training purposes and for learning how to use the software, the firm now sees BIM as another way to keep change order rates down and show clients how buildings go together right from the start.
Architecture firms should invest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) now because they are increasingly faced with a need for BIM certification. If your business is ready to make the move, consider first giving BIM a test drive in a pilot project. This free e-book will help you understand how adopting BIM would affect the way you work and provides tips to push it through successfully.
BIM is far more than just state-of-the-art design software. It helps to enhance profitability, improve communication and collaboration at every stage of the project, and win new work for your firm. In these videos, you’ll see how architects from five different companies reaped the benefits of BIM.
David Miller, Crate & Barrel and Miller Hull have all successfully adopted BIM with smart decisions about pilot projects, training, and documenting work processes. Find out why BIM has proven indispensable.