2nd Qatar BIM User Day Document Control and Collaboration Technologies


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Speaker: Jeremy Shulman, Aconex Qatar

-Which technologies are changing the way project data is managed and distributed?
-What challenges are faced in adopting?

About the Qatar BIM User Day:

Qatar University, HOCHTIEF ViCon and Teesside University proudly take the initiative to facilitate modern and innovative methods in the Gulf construction industry. The focus is Building Information Modeling (BIM), and our aim is to establish a knowledge platform with government, research and industry experts. The User Day aims to help people to share knowledge, discuss new technologies, and identify new potentials for BIM. More information: www.bimuserday.com Follow BUD on Twitter @bimuserday

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2nd Qatar BIM User Day Document Control and Collaboration Technologies

  1. 1. Technology is the key to success: Document control and collaboration Jeremy Shulman Country Manager – Aconex Qatar CONFIDENTIAL | 1
  2. 2. “Ancient Egyptians wrote their history on walls because they knew that if they put it in the files it would be lost forever” CONFIDENTIAL | 2
  3. 3. Worldwide Research Lusail City Doha The Savoy London New York City Hall, New York New Delhi International Airport India Dubai Metro Light Rail UAE The Panama Canal Expansion Project Panama King Shaka International Airport South Africa 12,000 projects across 70 countries Nui Phao Open Pit Mine Vietnam Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Singapore Eureka Tower Melbourne 280,000 people from 40,000 organizations CONFIDENTIAL | 3
  4. 4. Explosion of BIM... Compound Annual Growth of over 200% Models stored on Aconex Number of model files Actual Forecast 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Source: Aconex project data to 31 July 2012 CONFIDENTIAL | 4
  5. 5. It’s all about the “ing” “Building Information Modeling is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle” Source: wikipedia.com, Lee, G., Sacks, R., and Eastman, C. M. CONFIDENTIAL | 5
  6. 6. But I’m already doing BIM… Model Authors & Design team All of project team Linking additional info Model Management 3D, 4D, 5D Model Authoring • Model distribution • Combining models • Clash detection • Link manuals / specs etc. to model objects • Link RFI’s to model views • Link RFI’s to commissioning data / defects Coordination & Collaboration • • • • • • • Reviews & audit trail Workflows and approvals Version control Real-time clash detection 2D doc distribution Point in time archiving Remote model viewing Model generation with BIM authoring tools CONFIDENTIAL | 6
  7. 7. Common Collaboration Challenges… BIM files are huge – how do I distribute them? How do I keep point in time archives of the model? How do I have an audit trail of decisions made? How do I access the model in the field? How do I reduce cycle times on clash resolution? How do I link other information into my model so I have a complete BIM? How do I view a part of the model without having to download the whole thing? How do I easily get 2D plans out of my model and distribute them? CONFIDENTIAL | 7
  8. 8. True project collaboration – the right tools for the job Corporate EDMS What are the limitations in a project environment? Internal, enterprise focus Generic collaboration functionality Deploy, develop & maintain internally Train & support users internally How are users across project organizations supported and trained? CONFIDENTIAL | 8
  9. 9. Corporate EDMS: A barrier to project-wide acceptance Engineer Architect System Owner Quantity Surveyor Main Contractor CPO Subcontractor Services Consultants Subcontractor Subcontractor CONFIDENTIAL | 9
  10. 10. Which leads to… Engineer Architect Client Quantity Surveyor Cost Consultant PM Services Consultants General Contractor Subcontractor Subcontractor Subcontractor Subcontractor CONFIDENTIAL | 10
  11. 11. One platform, agreed processes PM Consultant Contractor Client CONFIDENTIAL | 11
  12. 12. What are the results if your entire project team has access to: Definite latest & approved version Complete trail of RFIs, Clarifications and Site Instructions Full documentation history Through a trusted, auditable and reportable Project EDMS CONFIDENTIAL | 12
  13. 13. Accelerate decision making, reduce cycle times Faster design reviews Faster RFI turnaround Faster bid preparation 68% 43% 50% less time less time less time Compared to FTP sites ($800m project) Compared to US industry average Compared to previous method (Large GC) “Where typically it would be a 14 day turn around on documents, or on some of the faster documents 5 days, we’ve been able to turn them around in hours” Source: Industry Standards and Client Case Studies to 31 July 2012 CONFIDENTIAL | 13
  14. 14. Boost productivity and profits More efficient doc control Reduced search time Faster record assembly $628k saving $725k saving $81k saving 84% 60% 80% less time less time less time Compared to internal EDMS ($268m project) Compared to internal systems (CM firm, $100m project) Compared to previous method ($100m project) “We are now going to support over 40 projects with a staff of nine! And that is huge in terms of cost saving” Source: Industry Standards and Client Case Studies to 31 July 2012 CONFIDENTIAL | 14
  15. 15. “ My document control system is my insurance policy. I have a clear record of who did what and when. If something goes wrong I can indisputably identify the party at fault Andre Stockbridge, Project Director ” CONFIDENTIAL | 15
  16. 16. Mobile is changing the way people work… CONFIDENTIAL | 16
  17. 17. Full Mobile Collaborative BIM 1. Collaborative Platform Docs, Specs, Manuals 4. BIM Server 3D Visualization, Part model streaming & Mark-up Server side converter RFIs etc Workflow & point -in –time approved models 1. 2. 3. 2. Visualization Distribute models Review & approval Manage coordination and issues 5. Mobile BIM in the field Rest of Project Team 4. 5. 6. Publish, archive, version View. Walkthrough. Annotate Publish & manage 2D 3. Plugins to Revit + more BIM Authors CONFIDENTIAL | 17
  18. 18. This is what happens if you forget the “ing” Problem: “Project was “designed” in BIM, but… there was no communication and collaboration Result: The contractor sued the owner, the owner sued the architect, and the insurer brought in the MEP engineer. “There was a “pretty significant cost,” totalling millions of dollars, which was shared by the architect, the MEP engineer and the contractor.” CONFIDENTIAL | 18
  19. 19. Thank you CONFIDENTIAL | 19