BIM Best Practices: A Rapid Fire Review of Industry Metrics and Trends
To support the buildingSMART alliance’s™ BIM Case study and metrics data collection initiative, a panel of 12 industry BIM pioneers presented their current best practices in rapid fire succession at the bSa International Conference, held December 8, 2009. In session W203 entitled, “BIM Best Practices: Winning Solutions from the Leaders”, each presenter only had 12 minutes to profile their project, which allowed for a broad cross section of BIM uses.The program kicked off with a presentation by Barton Malow Company and their use of Tablet PCs for tracking construction progress. Other presenters from BN Builders, Clark Construction, Gensler, Gilbane, Turner, Ayers Saint Gross, Ghafari, HDR, SOM, and GSA featured case studies ranging from sustainability and building performance modeling, laser scanning, integrated design bid build, integrated project delivery, lean supply chain management, clash detection, and virtual prototypes. During the session, data was collected about current trends in BIM uses and metrics. The next two sections report on the trends that were revealed.