Session 1: Project Kick-Off

Executive Summary

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This session achieved a number of consensus points, but also it was clear that on issues of roles, responsibilities and infrastructure set up, like common data environments, significant confusion remains.

It was pleasing that when asked more than half of the room are using or adopting BS1192:2007 workflows. This will mean a greater level of ability to work collaboratively through standardising the transmittal of documentation.

There seemed to be general acceptance that the new PAS1192-2:2013 Information Management protocol contained useful processes for establishing model driven collaborative projects. In particular, the suggested use of the Employer Information Requirement document was seen as worthwhile and useful. While there was debate as to how the response should actually be shown, there was also acceptance of the need to deliver a single BIM execution plan. In the discussion, some very useful comments came out in regards to what should be in the Employers Information Requirements and BIM Execution Plan documents.

Interestingly, there was little worry in the room with regards to liability and insurance. It was felt that project indemnity covers these requirements. There was some good discussion around model ownership and the contractual requirements covering this. It was felt by many that caution was needed in how the model licence is communicated. There seemed to be good consensus that the client would be able to fully utilise the model for their requirements providing it was for the project asset alone.

There was still significant confusion over roles and responsibilities, including the understanding of the Information Manager and the Task Team Managers. Further how the BIM Managers and BIM Coordinators roles fitted into this, if at all. There were also question marks over roles such as the production of the Federated Model. There seems to be clear need for much greater clarity here. This was again discussed in Session 3, Construction and Operation.

Also, the common data environment, a requirement of BS1192:2007 seemed to still be causing some significant confusion, especially on the subject of who would be responsible for setting it up and most importantly; administering it.

There are a number of continuing question marks over specification systems such as Uniclass 2.0 and New Rules of Measurement (NRM) as well as information registers such as COBie, which need to be addressed.

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