Appointing an Information Manager is an essential requirement of a BIM level 2 project. There are 3 main places within the ‘BIM Level 2’ documentation where the role of information management is discussed:
- ISO19650 Specification for Information Management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using Building Information Modelling
- Building Information Modelling (BIM) Protocol; CIC First Edition 2013
- CIC Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management
The role of a BIM Information Manager
Appointing an experienced and skilled Information Manager effectively provides the project with the assurance that the right data will be captured in the right format and at the right time. In many cases, the most value is derived when the Information Manager appointed is not beholden to any of the project stakeholders and is truly independent and free from bias.
The role of an Information manager is highly skilled and involves challenges such as federating the asset model, validating the data and producing COBie outputs at each RIBA stage.
A BIM Information Manager ensures:
- The coordination of data exchange is at the very core of the success of the project. It is down to the Information Manager to ensure that the right data, in the right format is delivered at the right time.
- Data is validated at the point of delivery, ensuring that is it correct and in context as important decisions are made based on its integrity.
Why is the role so important?
- Data is at the very heart of BIM. Without data, there is no information and therefore no knowledge and no value. A typical construction project involves many stakeholders including, contractor, architect(s), consultants, PMs, engineers, and building product manufacturers. The coordination of data exchange is at the very core of the success of the project to ensure that the Right data in the right format is delivered at the right time.
- Data needs to be validated at the point of delivery to ensure that it is correct and in context as important decisions are made based on its integrity.
- The Information manager role is very much an enabler for the BIM Co-Ordinator role, and indeed the two roles are perhaps sometimes best combined. These roles are both keys in the coordination and management of the project delivery.#
How can we help?
We can help you manage the complexities in developing and delivering asset information models and digital data, acting as an information gatekeeper to streamline the efficient exchange of project information during design and construction.
What sets us apart?
We have experience in dealing with high-profile clients, such as Willmott Dixon, Wates, Bowmer & Kirkland, and the University of Cambridge, but we have also worked with numerous middle- and small- size enterprises. Because of this, we understand that no two BIM projects are the same which is why we work with you to create a bespoke offering specific to you and your project needs.
Because we have a good understanding of the troubles you face, we are able to offer a tailored range of services. Each of which has been specifically designed to help improve your information management, processes, and workflows.
If you have a project that requires an asset information model, and need some guidance on how this is achieved, please get in touch with our team of consultants and information managers for some advice.
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