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  • 1.  BIM priorities ' Client View '

    Posted 07-31-2016 05:40 PM

    Comment from a group meeting of large AEC clients I thought was enlightening.

    " Until BIM or any proposed tech upgrade can lead to measurable drastic improvement in Efficiency / Quality / Improved TCO  with reduced soft costs and lower master risk it has no value to us. "

    With AEC Tech are we in the sell ourselves mode and should we prioritize better ways to communicate  and get real time feedback from our clients and users first

    Peter Baston Aff.M.ASCE
    Boulder CO

  • 2.  RE: BIM priorities ' Client View '

    Posted 08-30-2016 10:01 AM

    BIM is the tool that allows AEI professionals to do their jobs better and, ultimately, benefit the client and those in the business of delivering or contracting for AEC services.

    I would like to make a distinction between AEI and AEC. Architectural Engineering Institute promotes "Integrated Building Solutions". As such, BIM as the tool is necessary. BIM should not be just a depository of data. BIM can facilitate integrative work. BIM also can have lasting benefits to the owners who utilize the facility management features of BIM.

    Jumping into BIM can be costly at first. I can understand some hesitation. See if you can change their minds by promoting integration..

    Moses Ling P.E.
    Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Officer
    Architectural Engineering Department
    Penn State University
    University Park PA

  • 3.  RE: BIM priorities ' Client View '

    Posted 08-31-2016 10:06 AM
    From a recent meeting of major building owners , " Until BIM  can demonstrate improved AEC efficiency productivity , better TCO  demonstratively reduced Risk ,soft cost it has limited value to the client 

    Heard the same comments at Zurich on the Re Insurance view.

    Pete Baston Sent from Gmail Mobile