BIM Academic research - Professor Charles Egbu, University of Salford


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Presentation at Building Information Modelling - redefining the role of the project manager. Conference from the APM Knowledge SIG, 27th March 2014, University of Salford

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BIM Academic research - Professor Charles Egbu, University of Salford

  1. 1. BIM – Academic Research Challenges & and Professional Bodies Professor Charles Egbu PhD FRICS FCIOB FAPM FHEA FRSA The University of Salford, UK
  2. 2.  Academic and research needs and challenges  BIM, KM and PM  Challenges and opportunities – individual and organisational  What BIM means for PM’s – professional bodies (APM) - and ethical issues Presentation Coverage
  3. 3.  Attitudes, behaviours, cultures and implementation - different strategies for communication.  BIM Education: BIM in the academic design studio; student visualization; teaching sustainable building; learning cycle of students/graduates and the industry expectations (BIM Academic Forum – BAF) - BIM aware; BIM focused; and BIM enabled education; and having BIM -ready graduates
  4. 4. BIM - Its economic implications  Political and social implications: How technologies change and mediate interactions across the networks of workers that become involved as multiple parties collaborate
  5. 5.  Strategic Use of BIM and Clients’ Perspectives: The provision of a practical guide and an understanding of the client role in different models of practice (Heightened consideration in BIM Level 3 Definition)  BIM and Whole Life Thinking: The synthesis of data from data capture, modelling and GIS, and that examine data over the life- cycle of buildings and infrastructure assets.
  6. 6.  BIM to develop new techniques for safety compliance checking as well as consideration of safety in design.  Project, Programme, and Portfolio Control and Management.  Integration of knowledge and the interoperability of systems connections - between geographic information systems (GIS) and BIM.
  7. 7.  Lessons learned in BIM. Reducing the loss of knowledge that will have negative impacts on BIM design and collaborations
  8. 8. “Processing data (and some aspects of information) can be performed by machine, but only the human mind can process knowledge.” Jesse Shera in Machlup and Mansfield’s The Study of Information: Interdisciplinary Messages. NY: Wiley, 1983. BIM, KM and PM
  9. 9.  The key to knowledge creation lies in the way knowledge is being mobilized and converted through technology
  10. 10.  BIM has some tools to store and manage explicit knowledge. But there is real challenge with regards to tacit knowledge
  11. 11. TACIT TO TACIT (SOCIALIZATION) e.g., Individual and/or Team Discussions TACIT TO EXPLICIT (EXTERNALIZATION) e.g., Documenting a Team Meeting EXPLICIT TO TACIT (INTERNALIZATION) e.g., Learn from a report and Deduce new ideas EXPLICIT TO EXPLICIT (COMBINATION) e.g. Create a Website from some form of explicit knowledge; Email a Report
  12. 12.  Building information modeling and model generation is an evolutionary process, and it is critical to capture knowledge in this process from one stage to another.  knowledge management is currently a stand-alone process - separated from BIM implementation. What if knowledge, the refined information, is integrated into BIM?
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  14. 14.  BIM that takes a particular disciplinary or professional perspective  BIM - Professional interactions - understanding the changes in roles that accompany BIM.
  15. 15.  Architecture (use BIM in architectural practice)  Quantity Surveying and Cost Estimating  Civil Engineering ( BIM in transport, bridge construction and subways)  Facilities Management (Asset Management and Whole life cycle management)  Project Management  Etc.....
  16. 16.  “A world in which all projects succeed” (APM)  Working to the PAS 1192-2 Process and the Digital Plan of Work ( BSI, 2013)  BIM Level 2: planning, coordination, communication and auditing:  BIM Level 3: “The Integrator Role” and the Project Manager
  17. 17. BIM in Body of Knowledge (BoK) and in Competence Frameworks (CF) ??
  18. 18. A balanced Approach is Needed! Project Management – Hard and Soft Tools/Techniques Hard PM Soft
  19. 19.  RICS BIM Manager Certification: “To assure contractors, consultants and investors that the professionals and firms delivering construction and infrastructure projects have the relevant knowledge, experience and skills to implement BIM at an industry tested and approved level”.
  20. 20.  How will BIM be used post 2016? - To add value to the value chain or as a marketing tool? - How will organisations and professional bodies manage ethical issues of the “BIM Practitioner”? - How will the “industry” manage the proliferation of certification and training programmes?