BIM for Landscape Architecture

BIM for Landscape Architecture
IFC for Landscape - Example used in Revit

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Uses of BIM Classifying and Selecting BIM Uses Version 0.9September 2013

"Jeg var så heldig å få en hel dag sammen med Ralph G. Kreider på Penn State våren 2013. Jeg kjente til tidligere arbeider han har jobbet med men ble ytterligere imponert over det han snakket om. Tusen takk til Ralph og John I. Messner samt resten av teamet fra Penn State som driver BIM videre mot standardisering. Det hadde vært spennende å få Ralph G. Kreider over til Norge for å pressentere arbeidene han har jobbet med.", Åge

This document presents a system for the classification of the Uses of BIM. This classification system provides a common language for the Uses of Building Information Modeling (or BIM Uses) that can be leveraged to communicate the precise purpose and context of implementing BIM on a capital facility project. ABIMUseisdefinedasamethodofapplyingBuildingInformationModelingduringafacility’s lifecycle to achieve one or more specific objectives.
The BIM Project Execution Planning Guide provides a structured method to plan the implementation of Building Information Modeling on a project. The procedure includes the following four steps:
  1. 1)  Identify high value BIM uses during the project planning, design, construction and operational phases
  2. 2)  Design the BIM execution process by creating process maps
  3. 3)  Define the BIM deliverables in the form of information exchanges
  4. 4)  Develop the infrastructure in the form of contracts, communication procedures, technology
    and quality control to support the implementation
The classification system can be implemented as an alternative approach to the first step of the procedure defined in Chapter 2 of the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide. Rather than classifying the BIM Uses by facility phase (as was done in the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide), this system classifies BIM Uses based on the purpose of implementing BIM. It is critical to understand that BIM does not change the purpose only the means by which the purpose is achieved.
BIM Uses are categorized into five primary purposes: 1) Gathering, 2) Generating, 3) Analyzing, 4) Communicating, and 5) Realizing. These purposes can be decomposed further into 18 sub-purposes for implementing BIM. Using the purpose definitions, one can accurately communicate whythey are implementing BIM. After the purpose is determined, the BIM Use is more precisely identified by elaborating on detailed BIM Uses Characteristics such as facility element, facility phase, author discipline, or level of development.
This BIM Use classification systems and procedure provide the fundamental terminology and structure for communicating the purposes for which BIM is implemented. It can be used within procurement language and BIM planning to define the precise requirements of various parties. It can also be used to standardize terminology related to process and information exchanges. Overall, the classification of BIM Uses allows for better communication of the purposes and methods for implementing BIM throughout the lifecycle of a facility.


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