Are you too busy for BIM outsourcing?
Looking to a third party for BIM management support not only can cover the many responsibilities of the role, but it also can free up valuable staffing resources, provide access to the collective BIM the expertise of a consulting team, and allow you to focus on business development and client service instead of laboring over software deployment.
It can even enhance your work by increasing the productivity of BIM staff and winning new business.
Finding the right partner is key to successful outsourcing. A good BIM management service should be able to provide strategic and technical support, such as day to day tactical assistance, assistance for in – house CAD/BIM managers, access to industry best practices, and tailored services. So, how do to know if BIM management outsourcing is the right solution?
You just have to ask yourself a couple of questions:
• Is your BIM staff stable?
• Have you established BIM standards and guidelines?
• Does your BIM staff have time to devote to professional development?
• Are you knowledgeable of industry best practices, and are you incorporating them in your BIM procedures?
• Does your BIM manager have the background and industry knowledge to assist with long term strategic initiatives?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, outsourcing part time or full-time may be a good option for your firm.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FROM ONE BIM TEAM?
Act like one
As is already known, teamwork always pays off. How does someone achieve that?
The whole team needs to have one clear vision, when determined – it needs to be fostered. This is the basis for setting up goals that are specific and measurable.
Every part of the team has a role that gives a significant contribution to the project, and good connections within the team can only bring benefits. So, the key for cross-team collaboration is trust.
When there is a team that is well coordinated, no obstacle could endanger any of the milestones within the project.
Good understanding of a project
This is what makes a competitive advantage.
Getting familiar with each part of the project is very important. From all the milestones in the project to the lowest details – you should be well acquainted with all of them. After collecting all the necessary information, you become a relevant participant in the project, one that is capable of contributing to its development.
Elevate the level of project management
Establishing and enforcing the use of file templates, standards, workflow parameters, and collaborative procedures that ensure consistency across projects – is what keeps you from chaos. With an established basic concept you will have space for development and you can grow as a team. Which is, of course, accomplished through training, education and evaluation of BIM Staff.
Stay apprised of trends and implement use of new technologies that can support BIM project and expand services. Select, implement and maintain BIM software and hardware.
Be open-minded, flexible and most importantly, curious – this could open you door for some greater experiences.