The secret of a successful BIM data handover comes through understanding information and systems

The use of BIM enables a more efficient coordination process and allows a more efficient handover of information to your client at the end of the project.

By fully understanding your client’s needs, a relevant set of data can be captured and managed. This must be done through understanding the FM system requirements and how the Asset Information Model (AIM) is handled when integrating with your client’s FM system. This process must be managed to ensure an effective handover.

The use of COBie to deliver this information is a requirement set out in the government BIM Level 2 strategy. Fully understanding what COBie is and how it is generated as a structured exchange format is vital to achieve an effective handover.

Why knowledge gaps in contractors and consultants can cause issues when it comes to BIM data handover

The handover of BIM data is a challenge for both contractors and consultants. The main reason behind this state of affairs is the fact there is a wide variety of formats and tools that are available for delivering this sort of information.

The validation of this data before it is shared also constitutes a challenge considering there that  are fundamental misunderstandings in the industry around COBie and how it can be implemented correctly.

This does not help the process of information exchange despite the fact that there is a solid exchange format in place which is available for the industry to use.

Education is also a major stumbling block within the industry regarding the exchange format and, without a consistent approach from businesses, the entire process may pose many difficulties that are considerably hard to overcome by stakeholders and other interested parties.

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Learn how you can communicate the clients BIM data requirements

We’ve vast experience working with many major estate management teams, with large portfolios of estates management handling a vast array of asset data. As we’re currently partnered with some of the UK’s leading asset management organisations, helping them reach their potential.

COBie is the UK’s chosen standard for exchange of this type of data and aide the delivery of consistent information Majenta Solutions provide your organisation with training to give an understanding of a misunderstood information exchange format.

Having mechanisms to communicate the client’s data requirements is vital to enable the correct information to be generated during the Project Information Model (PIM) development, the client Asset Information Requirements (AIR) must be understood not only by the project team but also by the client themselves so that they fully understand the type of information that they will be receiving during the handover. This can be achieved through workshops so the whole team can see the typical information outputs.

BIM lifecycle and documentation

Documents we have successfully created include:

  • AIR (Asset Information Requirements)
  • OIR (Organisational Information Requirements)
  • Pre-Contract BEP (BIM Execution Plan)
  • Post Contract BEP (BIM Execution Plan)
  • Supply Chain Assessment
  • PQQ (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire)
  • PIM (Project Information Model)
  • PIP (Project Implementation Plan)
  • BIM Standards (Internal and Project Specific)
  • DpOW (Digital Plan of Work)

Success story

Take a look at how we helped University of Cambridge.

“Majenta and I worked closely on this, brainstorming the whole issue, pooling our knowledge and research to define standards and user guides. We’ve really appreciated Majenta’s consultancy – they’ve been liaising with some of the large contractors who are now relatively advanced in BIM for help and feedback on what we’ve done and their response has been very positive”.

Chris Hinton – Senior Technical Specialist, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

How can you benefit from our BIM Data Handover Coordination service?

Having a relevant Asset Information Requirements (AIR) document that the client can use to get the most out of the handover will give an efficient handover process capturing information which is often buried within documentation. We can build your understanding of information exchange formats that will give you the ability to better decide on what way you want to receive the information and how it will be handled.

Why you should partner with us

  • "The guys from Majenta have become part of our team. They know what they need to do and they do it. Majenta is now helping us look beyond the design of buildings to their management during their entire lifecycle using BIM. We believe that this is where the real ongoing value will lie for the university."

    Chris Hinton

    Senior Technical Specialist
    University of Cambridge

  • "We’ve really appreciated Majenta’s consultancy – they’ve been liaising with some of the large contractors who are now relatively advanced in BIM for help and feedback on what we’ve done and their response has been very positive."

    Chris Hinton

    Senior Technical Specialist
    University of Cambridge

  • "Majenta Solutions has demonstrated real attention to detail, provided us with extremely thorough documentation and been easy to communicate with. This is all quite refreshing. We have an excellent relationship and I forsee that it will continue to grow and strengthen."

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