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BIM implementation and Practical Project Management


Facts: Test Project - New Himmelev Treatment Centre (NH). NH is a 24-hour and daily offer for children and young people with extensive development disorders. NH consists of a mix of living quarters, school and administration which covers an area of around 2500 m2 on a total ground area of 12000 m2. The building project is offered as a turnkey contract. Objectives of the Project 100 percent implementation of 3D projection and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Test of standards and paradigms of the Digital Construction (DC) Use of DBK in connection with extension of quantity and calculation Test of quality assurance with the use of IFC To create necessary knowledge about implementation and change processes in the Digital Construction.

The Project’s Particulars and its Participants Project owner and principal organiser is turnkey contractor B. Nygaard Sørensen, Steen Legéne. Developer: Region Zealand Building consultant: Hune & Elkjær A/S Architect: Mangor and Nagel A/S Engineer: Oluf Jørgensen Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S Taskforce Coordinator: Asbjørn Levring, consultant, Center of Building Process, Danish Technological Institute Affiliated to the project is the following consultants, knowledge and support team: René Martin, head of development at Bjerg Arkitektur Tonni Elkjær, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma Rasmus Selsmark, Codegroup Danmark A/S Jens Bendix, Byggecentrum

This experience guide concerning project design, workflow and standards from Digital Construction (DC) and the method of Building Information Modeling (BIM), is based on experiences from the implementation project New Himmelev Treatment Centre (NH). The guide is not an attempt to answer all technical and methodical questions. The experiences from this mini guide derive from the participants in the project and are sought to create consensus on how implementation of DC and BIM affects cooperation and the individual company in a digital construction project.

A diversified Process of Change The implementation of DC and BIM is a diversified process of change for the companies and has a great importance for the individual company’s internal organisation, method and usage of technology. This fundamental acknowledgement and understanding is pivotal in order to create the necessary consensus of the impact implementation of new technology has on the complexity of a building project. An efficient implementation implies more than just two new licenses and a course at the local CAD centre. Changes in performance and workflow have an impact on all the levels of the company – both the strategic, tactical and operational level. DC addresses the interchange between the different operators in a building project. However, if the implementation takes place in a company that does not have an efficient workflow, then the probability of reaping the advantages of a standardised and digitalised flow of information, are poor. Many companies’ workflows and project designs are locked in traditional roles, performance specifications and tender forms which is a constant challenge since implementation of DC and BIM changes the existing workflow and creates new challenges, business areas and possibilities.

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