BIM Case Study from the BIM Managers at Limsen
BIM Management Case Study

In this BIM case study, we will look at how the LIMSEN team used Plannerly to manage their BIM workflows on a large project and save over 4 million euros.

We’ll get an idea of the scope of this project and see how it was managed using Plannerly, what BIM uses were deployed, and how that helped the team reduce costs and meet their scheduling goals.

Finally, we’ll learn about the lessons that LIMSEN has taken away from this experience and how they can be applied to other BIM projects.

1) Scope of Project

This project was quite complex and spread over 310,000 sqm/3.3m sqft on 5 plots of land. Working with 50 companies and a core team of nearly 250 people, the LIMSEN team was tasked with managing all of the buildings using BIM. To do this, they needed to coordinate between multiple teams in multiple countries that had varying levels of expertise in BIM technology.

“Using Plannerly was a cornerstone for us…we use Plannerly on every project – it’s proved itself very strongly; there is no going back for us”

Filipe Lima, Limsen

2) BIM Management Case Study (Video)

Watch the video to see LIMSEN’s BIM workflow in action – follow along as we come to understand the impact of Plannerly on the project. We’ll learn from some of their team members about how they experienced this process and used Plannerly to make it easier.

BIM Case Study – BIM management on a large project

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3) BIM Uses Deployed

The LIMSEN team used Plannerly to coordinate all their tasks related to the project, including scheduling meetings, tracking progress, sharing information, creating reports and analyzing data.

The main BIM Uses that the team managed were:

  • Design Authoring
  • Design Reviews
  • 3D Coordination
  • 5D Quantification
  • Building Maintenance Scheduling
  • Asset Management
  • Space Management and Tracking
  • Record Modeling (As-Built)

4) Results Of Implementation

As a result of these efforts, the LIMSEN team was able to complete their project within budget and ahead of schedule – saving over 4 million euros in total costs!

Not only did they save money, but they also created an efficient process for future projects which can be easily replicated by other teams around Europe as well as around the world.

The team managed to cut their BIM Execution Planning time from over 100 hours to under 30 hours. By using Plannerly, the LIMSEN team was able to increase overall efficiency on the project, were able to manage the complexity of their project better, coordinate between teams in different countries, contract for work, manage meeting commitments, track progress and resources more closely, and make informed decisions faster.

5) Plannerly Benefits

Overall, the LIMSEN team was able to successfully manage the complexities of their project using BIM and Plannerly, resulting in significant savings and efficiencies.

One of the main benefits of using Plannerly was its ability to keep all teams on the same page and ensure all tasks were completed on time. This allowed the team to speed up project delivery, reduce delays and mistakes, and ensure a high level of quality of work was delivered.

Finally, it allowed for easy access to all relevant data so that everyone involved in the project had up-to-date information about its progress at all times.

“[…]What was great is that everyone was able to work from different countries in a collaborative way online which helped during Covid lockdown.”

Sean Pillan, Gensler

The LIMSEN team’s success story with Plannerly is a great example of how BIM can be used to manage complex projects while achieving cost savings. By deploying the right tools, teams can streamline their workflows, reduce costs and save time.

6) Conclusion

All in all, this case study showcases just how valuable BIM can be when implemented correctly; not only did it save millions of euros by optimizing workflow processes, but it also created an efficient system that can be replicated again and again for future projects – making it a great example for anyone looking into utilizing BIM management on their own projects!

“From the client side, we are very happy to have Limsen with us and it has been an amazing experience to see the federated model “grow” and being able to navigate thru it. Great work! See you in the digital twin!”

Miguel Paiva Couceiro, Fidelidade

Thanks to the LIMSEN team for allowing us to peek into their success story with Plannerly and BIM. Also, thanks to Fidelidade, Fosun Hive, RockBuilding, Bovis-CRBE, and Gleeds.

We can’t wait to see what they do next!

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How does BIM work?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that revolutionized the design and construction industry. BIM leverages the power of 3D computer modeling, digital twins, and advanced analytics to create a more efficient and accurate way to build. Essentially, BIM collects data from design, engineering, and construction processes into a virtual model for increased clarity when building nearly any type of structure. This allows for easy collaboration between teams throughout all stages of design as well as cost analysis with the ability to troubleshoot problems in a virtual environment before actually going to the job site. It is swiftly becoming the standard for creating modern buildings because of its capability to help generate higher quality projects that don’t compromise on safety or speed of delivery.

What are the benefits of using BIM?

BIM is essential for efficient project management due to its ability to provide a comprehensive view of the entire construction process. By combining the power of design, engineering, and construction into one virtual model, stakeholders can more easily establish a clearer understanding of how the entire project should be completed. This can lead to significantly faster delivery of projects while reducing costs and improving safety. Ultimately, this cutting-edge modeling system offers architects and engineering companies a competitive edge in meeting the unique demands of their client’s changing needs.

How do you save money with BIM?

BIM software can identify potential problems before they become costly mistakes, saving companies time and money in the long run. By relying on BIM planning and construction data management solutions, we can manage projects more effectively and efficiently – ultimately leading to cost reductions for all stakeholders involved in the building process.

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