Who is Benefiting from BIM in the Construction Industry? 1. Clients and Facility Managers.

In this blog series, you will find out how the various players in the Construction Industry

  • Clients and facility managers, published 2 July 2021
  • Contractors and sub-contractors, to be published 9 July 2021
  • Architects and engineers, to be published 16 July 2021

can fully embrace the BIM culture and get more projects with fewer people

Key Challenges

faced by Clients and Facility Managers

Delivering programmes on time and on budget.

60% of capital programmes fail to meet cost and scheduled targets. Wouldn’t it be good if you could deliver all your projects on time and on budget?

Here are some tips on how to achieve this:

Speed up and manage the design phase

Driving Vision has developed a platform that considers the design phase of a project as an integrated system, the planning for design, construction, and maintenance are involved in the design phase, looking at various alternatives which are desirable from all points of view eliminating the necessity of extensive revisions and avoiding clashes.

Driving Vision tools kit allow to:

  • rapidly create BIM contracts by dragging and dropping from industry-standard BIM templates, from your company standards and/or from previous projects.
  • build and automate ISO 19650 standards and guidance in your workflow, designing templates in a software framework to simplify the design process on your projects!
  • design each ISO 19650 document type (EIR, AIR, BEP etc)
  • understand the steps to create OIRs, PIRs, AIRs, EIRs, BEPs, Responsibility Matrices, RACI Charts, TIDPs, MIDPs
  • use the level of information need approach
  • implement the Information protocol for BIM contracts
  • share online templates with your partners to create ISO compliant projects..
Links project planning with design and construction planning.

Driving Vision and our Partner Plannerly provide hundreds of BEP templates to US and UK standards: Level 2/ PAS1192/ ISO 19650/ AIA and BIM forum to facilitate:

  • real-time collaboration,
  • access anywhere, anytime,
  • instantly see team updates and comments in a live online environment,
  • advanced online editing: drop in images, tables, videos and more and then edit everything in your browser,
  • rich media integration: Embed advanced content from many web-based tools like process maps from draw.io, YouTube training videos, surveys from Typeform, slides from Google, 360 photo walkthroughs from Matterport and even BIM360 models,
  • copy and paste: Intelligently drop in current standards detecting styles from Microsoft Office allowing you to clean formatting when pasting – helping you to standardize your content across all templates – our editor does it all for you,
  • approval of workflows: “Moving sections from “Work In Progress" (WIP) to "Shared” to “Published” lets your team achieve solid and continual agreement on your project,
  • print formatted BEP PDFs: No more hours spent on formatting, versioning and sending your BIM Execution Plan pdf by email. We prefer one-click, custom branded documents with auto-archived backups and private or public hyperlinks. Your choice!
Create accurate cost estimates

The construction process of an asset uses a wide variety of materials, and many of them are shipped from remote locations. Some of these materials have volatile prices in the international market. Construction requires a significant input of man-hours, fuel, and electricity. Another important element is time. In theory, estimators can break the list of materials down to exact quantities of bolts, nuts, and nails. However, this approach is time consuming, especially in large projects. Procore a Driving Vision partner has developed a cost estimating module critical to the success of 5D BIM which allows you to: * access the data contained in a 3D model for the take-off process. Taking measurements off of a set of drawings has involved physical blueprints or digital versions of them. * multiply your estimator’s productivity by an order of magnitude * view and make changes to a project throughout the design phase, generating many changes along the way. * compare changed models to each other and automatically flow the cost impacts into revised estimates.

Monitor the delivery of your projects

to make sure that they will meet your targets in term of time and budget Driving vision help you to implement Procore digitising, organising and standardising, every facet of your capital project delivery. Driving Vision will:

  • Connect and streamline your processes, data, documentation, and stakeholder communication in a single collaborative space.
  • Integrate Procore with your ERP and Capital Planning systems utilised by the rest of your team to keep your projects financials synchronised across the business, ensuring all stakeholders are working from the same data.
  • Show you how to go into a project in Procore to see exactly where the real-time spend is.
  • Implement the right level of control to satisfy your internal team and external risk management assessments.
  • Help you to reduce risk, keep everyone on the same page, and allow you to spend more time on higher-value activities.

Too much rework

30% of construction cost is rework. Driving Vision and their partner Plannerly has developed processes to:

Extract information from BIM

to build and prefabricate building components. To establish & deliver your business objective of gaining more value from assets follow this process:

  • capture information requirements and uses from all stakeholders at the portfolio level,
  • collaborate on the development of BIM Execution Plans (BEP) to ensure what, when and who is transparent,
  • use lean BIM task sequencing & production management
  • validate and verify your BIM quality based on operational and functional requirements.

To help you to:

  • automate the planning and scoping process of detailed 3D design elements capturing manufacturing details,
  • integrate into your processes an authoring system design using actual procurement equipment & materials, including fixings, supports, bracketry, etc.
  • ensure concurrent activities take place
    • eliminating assumptions in the workflows
    • undertaking functional validation and verification of the design before manufacturing, or procuring the material.

Improve contracts to reduce costs:

  • improving site safety,
  • producing greener construction practices
  • reducing material waste

Too much waste

55% of maintenance is reactive, Driving Vision can recommend the tools and technologies to help: * analyse data-rich models, * optimise resources, * reduce waste, and * lower lifetime maintenance and operation costs

Optimising digital technology, just what the construction industry needs.

Now in the absence of true face to face interactions these tools have become essential to maintaining schedules and good communication. They have become as ubiquitous as a hammer drill or backhoe on job sites, enabling teams to close the distances and utilise time more effectively says FMI.

Setting goals for fully implementing BIM

and make sure that these goals are understood by every team member, planned for, and delivered, to facilitate:

  • the use of new rapidly changing technologies to be integrated into your workflows
  • the data exchange for the enterprise system to be developed
  • the ongoing review of the individual training
  • the activities and tasks progress undertaken to achieve the necessary deliverables
  • the deliverables and milestones related to the goals and objectives
  • the improvement of your experience: by making it easier for companies
    • to do business with you,
    • simplify each team’s contract documents by filtering and creating targeted appointment documents to the exact requirements by company, milestone, document type (and others) in one simple online workflow.

How Can BIM Benefits Clients and Facility Managers?

Bim helps to:

  • increase building performance through BIM-based energy and lighting, design, and analysis, to improve overall building performance,
  • reduce the financial risk associated with the project using the BIM model to obtain earlier and more reliable cost estimates and improved collaboration of the project team
  • shorten project schedule, from approval to completion, by using building models to coordinate and prefabricate design with reduced field labour time,
  • obtain reliable and accurate cost estimates through automatic quantity take off, from the building model, providing feedback earlier in a project when decisions will have the greatest impact,
  • assure program compliance, through ongoing analysis of the building model against clients and local code requirements,
  • optimise, facility management and maintenance, by exporting relevant as-built building, and equipment information, to start the systems that will be used over the lifecycle of the facility.

In Conclusion

The use of automation in BIM gives you time to consider the sustainability of the project.

It enables designers and planners to create more cost and schedule scenarios in a fraction of the time, allowing them to think more creatively about new sustainability solutions.

BIM moves documentation and designs out of a ring binder into a digital space, making

To get the most out of BIM you have to invest in employee training.

Driving Vision research show that getting the most out of your BIM tools is not easy but with the right training you can enjoy a 24% higher profit margin versus companies that do not invest in people training,

Driving vision helps you at every stage of a project to simplify the difficult and automate the mundane.

Implementing BIM can be daunting, but Driving Vision is here to help you at the pace you are comfortable with. Get started by getting in touch now

We focus on the only 3 ways to maximise ROI


You minimise the level of investment required to implement BIM as we share the Research and Development costs with other client


You increase your revenue by staying ahead of the competition as BIM best practices allows you to win bigger and more rewarding projects.


You reduce your costs, more than our fees cost you, by decreasing potential litigations, rework, and errors and omissions

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