When we compare the contruction sector with other industries, the fail costs are huge. According to USP marketing consultancy this was 10% of the turnover in 2005. In the Netherlands this means about 6.000.000.000 euro. In other industries this is about 1%. That’s something to be frightened! One of the main causes, according to USP, is that there are too many parties involved that do not want to or are not able to cooperate.
A much better profit is possible when communication and cooperation is done in another way. This however, demands a complete other method of working. To deal with huge losses has not only to do with another way of designing, or another way of engineering and managing. To tackle one of the main causes, better cooperation is necessary. This is possible via a BIM work method, an ICT solution that makes super-fast engineering possible, this all with the right data; wherever and whenever you like.
BIM is not new. In the Seventies Charles M. Eastman came with a concept to use all required information for a project in one model. This would provide everybody with the latest information, available for all parties. That was still in the future by then. The developments weren’t that far, but some software companies started with this concept. Meanwhile more software suppliers as Tekla, Revit and Archicad offer BIM software.
For a client this is not only a great opportunity during the construction process, but afterwards too. Information about maintaining schedules, overhaul documents, even the interval from when to wash the windows can be derived from the BIM model. During the existence of a building a BIM model can be a guideline for supervision and maintenance. So this is not only a new way of engineering and cooperation, we also offer our customers a new product: a functional BIM model.BIM outsourcing