BIG BIM little bim for Estimators - 50 Slides


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A look at award winning book BIG BIM little bim from the cost estimators' perspective.

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BIG BIM little bim for Estimators - 50 Slides

  1. 1. Welcome to: “ BIG BIM little bim... for Estimators” Managing Construction Costs with BIM Thank you to the ASPE for helping make this presentation directly applicable to Estimators
  2. 2. Thank you also to James Salmon, Esq and the Collaborative BIM Advocates. Professor Emeritus Robert Smith, PhD And of course, Finith Jernigan, AIA.
  3. 3. BIG BIM little bim... for Estimators: Managing Construction Costs with BIM Goals: - Present a Cliff’s Notes of Big BIM little bim - Encourage discussion - Provide “next steps” understanding
  4. 4. “ What’s in it for me?” BIG BIM little bim....for Estimators begs the question: What is BIM and what is in it for Estimators? (Page 3)
  5. 5. Who is “Me?” Aging experts need to share knowledge with mid-level staff and excite young professionals who are the new “Me” . . . in every industry. (page 3)
  6. 6. B uilding I nformation M odels help people share I nformation (page 10)
  7. 7. Building Information Models: Visual relational database software that relates data to visuals in powerful ways. BIM is powerful software tool set that dramatically changes business processes.
  8. 8. Information is data. Bottom line data is the most important data. Qualified Estimators can have a huge impact front-loading Building Information Models that manage construction costs as a constraint . (page 12)
  9. 9. Building Information Models: software that changes business processes. Estimates From Day1!
  10. 10. Building Information Models: Visual relational databases... relate data costs to visuals in powerful ways
  11. 11. Building Information Models: Visual relational databases... relate data costs to visuals in powerful ways
  12. 12. BIG BIM little bimwill help you: 1) Make costs more important early. 2) Position your firm in your markets. 3) Make money while doing the above. (page 21)
  13. 13. Almost everyone has heard of BIM. But not everyone knows where to learn BIM Basics. BIG BIM little bim...for Estimators can help you make costs more important early .
  14. 14. Help make your firm the “Go To Firm” for BIM in your geographic region... and your in industry markets
  15. 15. Estimators gain more value and...get respect! BIG BIM little bim...for Estimators can help make your firm the “Go To Company” for BIM Basics in the building industry Projects Link Costs to
  16. 16. Link Cost Constraints to Decision Making (page 38)
  17. 17. But what is BIG BIM and what is little bim? BIG BIM = Big Picture industry transformation. Advanced tools and new processes combine to speed activities so much that businesses change . Electricity Telephone Fax Computer BIM
  18. 18. BIG BIM is the combination of software, hardware, business process change, societal advancement and other issues that cause transformation just like... Electricity Telephone Fax Computer BIM (page 42)
  19. 19. But what is little bim? little bim = the tools that lead you to BIG BIM CAD is a hand saw........little bim is a power saw
  20. 20. But little bim is not just one power saw, it is a whole power tool SET....
  21. 21. The bim software tool set includes the usual suspects: Autodesk’s Revit Graphisoft’s Archicad Bentley’s Generative Components Gehry’s Digital Project (Page 56)
  22. 22. The little bim tool set also includes unusual suspects: Google SketchUp Google Earth Excel WebEx Ecotect ONUMA Planning System (Page 57 & 317 Toolkit)
  23. 23. BIG BIM + little bim = collaboration Clans Unite! (page 48)
  24. 24. BIG BIM + little bim = collaboration (page 48)
  25. 25. Framework for Estimator Success Save clients’ money through 4 main phases. Information Management solves problems as Construction Management solves problems. (page 61 - 71)
  26. 26. Initiate Phase The first BIM tools to master: Communication Tools Project Websites Web Meeting Tools iPhones RSS feeds (page 72)
  27. 27. Google Earth is a Communication Tool
  28. 28. Google Earth allows meaningful cost data sharing
  29. 29. Some things never change - Understand needs – Define process Manage Information Early...With Excel...Online! (page 75)
  30. 30. Design Phase Tailor Bidding Documents (page 79)
  31. 31. Design Phase (page 82)
  32. 32. Construct Phase Monitor costs to budget
  33. 33. Construct Phase
  34. 34. Manage Phase (page 88)
  35. 35. Plan your Future: Questions to Ask (page 93)
  36. 36. Rules-based Decision Making: An Estimators Dream! Anything that can be written can drive BIM. Rules of thumb can be captured. Captured data can contribute to estimates. Estimates can drive design from the start. (page 96)
  37. 37. ONUMA Planning System “Learning to Crawl”
  38. 38. Seven Steps Guide your Way 1. Be self-aware 2. “Fail-fast” 3. Collaborate 4. Maximize productivity early 5. Adjust fee structures 6. Manage liabilities 7. Improve bottom line productivity (page 105)
  39. 39. Adjust fee structures (page 121)
  40. 40. Improve bottom line productivity by using Proven Production Methods... (page 130)
  41. 41. ...because the perception is that Architects’ estimates are just plain wrong. (page 138) Comment made to Finith Jernigan.
  42. 42. (page 144) “ Get Certainty” Phase
  43. 43. Cost Model (page 165)
  44. 44. Cost Model (page 168 )
  45. 45. Validation Align owners options and costs early (page 168)
  46. 46. People Teach and then Capture Knowledge of Senior Management Share with younger staff (page 201)
  47. 47. Benefits Control your Projects (page 217)
  48. 48. Benefits Reduce Risk Manage Change Create Clarity IMPROVE PPROFITABILITY Improve Communciation Increase Effeciency Be More Sustainable (page 217)
  49. 49. Proof that Integration Works (page 243)
  50. 50. Support the buildingSMART alliance and open standards Neither BIG BIM nor little bim work without open standards. Thank You.