Comprehensive International BIM With Full Owner Involvement

Oct 01, 2008

Owners have the most to gain from the benefits of BIM, as the ultimate beneficiaries of improved building performance and project delivery efficiencies. As project stakeholders, the owners are also best placed to impose the necessary enabling structure of information development, distribution and organizational processes. Providing owners with direct added value from the BIM dataset is an important advancement that is required to drive adoption.

However, this owner-driven approach to BIM implicitly requires new practices by owners that drive a need for improved access to the project information. Benefits are now beginning to occur through providing owners direct visibility and control of the project BIM, and by integrating BIM further into financial aspects of building ownership.

Gehry Technologies has participated in a number of projects that point to methodologies
that can bring owners into the BIM conversation as more active participants, by identifying and providing new values to owners beyond those traditionally associated with project information.

Martin RIese, Gehry Technologies
Dennis Shelden, Gehry Technologies
Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM) National Institute of Building Sciences
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
buildingSMART alliance (National Institute of Building Sciences)

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