When it comes to Building Information Modeling/BIM management, there are many different ways to go about it. Some people prefer to do everything manually, while others use software like Plannerly to help automate the process.
In this case study, we will show how Plannerly was able to help us make our BIM management planning faster, easier, and more efficient. We found that using Plannerly saved us a lot of time and hassle, and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy way to manage their BIM projects!
1. A BIM Management System
Ivo (CEO at SODArchitects) demonstrates how they’ve been using Plannerly to make their BIM information/management planning process faster, more accurate, and more accessible. He walks us through the whole process showing us how they have been sending invites to customers, clients and collaborators.
One feature, in particular, is Quicklinks which saves Ivo time by making it easy for teams to find what they need.
Ivo uses Plannerly to create the project BIM Execution Plan (BEP) – which includes everything from the BIM project management goals to what needs to be modeled and from the file exchange protocols to the BIM software requirements.
Ivo says that Plannerly makes it simple for their customers, clients, and collaborators to get involved with their work. He also emphasizes anything written once is then reusable as a template for future projects!
2. Benefits of Using Plannerly For BIM Information Management
It is essential to plan ahead and communicate what customers can expect and what different BIM disciplines should be doing for the project.
Ivo raves about how Plannerly has modules to help with many aspects of BIM Information Management and has been beneficial in a lot of different ways.
There are many different platforms, like Dropbox and SharePoint, to store data, but it’s much better to keep the data and focused tools for BIM management online in one platform.
The key is simplicity and clarity – this makes it easier for all of their teams to find what they need in its proper location (Plannerly is the CDE, or Common Data Environment, for BIM management).
They can track changes, communicate with their clients more efficiently, and better understand their client’s needs because data is easier to manage online.
3. Clear communication for BIM managers
Ivo reveals that customers can see how they model the BIM elements/systems and what they will get at different stages.
The BIM scope allows them to clearly define how the model should be built without confusion or mistakes. They can also identify special requirements, even including the client’s Digital Twin needs – all in one document!
With the Plannerly BIM schedule, they can break down the project per team and provide deadlines for each stage in order to understand how much time is left. Using this integrated approach, you won’t need other tools like separate Gantt charts!
Additionally, Plannerly enables them to keep track of status updates and timeframes of different parts of a project and maintain excellent communication by eliminating the need for external chat apps/emails.
You can also work with multiple languages across this whole process, which is a significant advantage when working internationally!
The advantages for us using Plannerly were to
- Improve BIM processes to be faster, more accurate, and easier
- Store all of your project data in one place
- Allow comments on changes to help track the progress of your project
- Facilitate communication with your clients more efficiently
- Keep your business organized and efficient
- Fantastic features that are updated regularly
What is a BIM management system?
A BIM management system, or building information modeling management system, is a software application that helps manage the planning and development of building information models (BIMs). A BIM management system typically includes tools for managing BIM Execution Plans (BEPs), coordinating team collaboration, tracking revisions, checking for BIM compliance, and reporting project progress. Plannerly is a cloud-based BIM management system that helps teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and owners collaborate on BIM projects.
What are the best BIM management courses?
There are a few different schools of thought when it comes to BIM management courses. Some people believe that formal training is necessary in order to effectively manage a BIM project, while others believe that on-the-job experience is more important. If you’re looking for the best online BIM management courses, you’ll want to check out the many universities that offer a BIM program (like Zigurat) and also this FREE online BIM management course from Plannerly. There is also a very comprehensive ISO 19650 BIM Management course that covers everything from BIM basics to more advanced topics like model management and data coordination. This can be found here: https://plannerly.com/iso-19650-training-register The Plannerly course is one of the best BIM management courses out there. It covers all aspects of managing a BIM project, from start to finish, and is taught by industry experts. Plus, it’s free to get started, which makes it an excellent option for budget-minded students. I highly recommend checking it out!
How do I get a BIM management certification?
You can get a BIM management certification through Plannerly. The process is pretty straightforward and should take you no more than a few hours to complete. First, create an account on the Plannerly website. Once you’re logged in, click on the BIM Masterclass tab at the top of the page. From there, you’ll see a list of available certifications. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the enrollment process and then take the certification exam. Good luck!
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