Plannerly is a BIM Management tool that simplifies the process of creating and managing critical project plans, scopes and documents. This is achieved through clear and consistent documentation, streamlined collaboration and automated checking for compliance.
By using Plannerly, teams can achieve a lean workflow with clear BIM scopes and avoid over-BIMing the project. This saves time, improves productivity and provides cost savings.
1. BIM Execution Plan
A BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is an essential step in implementing a BIM process. It encourages collaboration among project teams by defining a clear communication and coordination method.
Each construction project differs in terms of its requirements, regulations and internal standards. A well structured BEP emphasizes the benefits of the construction project, ensuring that no one gets bogged down with un-scrutinized provisions that may cause delays in project deliverables. It allows the team to focus on the vital aspects, keeping the project on schedule.
Plannerly’s BEP module enables you to create a responsibility matrix/LOD table and a timeline, making it easy for the team to understand their roles in achieving the project objectives. This also helps prevent scope creep by limiting the potential for miscommunication between team members.
2. Visual BIM Scopes
In the planning phase, a 5D BIM model provides a visualisation of the project from end to end. This enables planners to run life-like stimulations such as pedestrian movement and traffic flow to find the best layout for current and future needs.
It can also be used to generate accurate cost estimations. With this, the team can easily determine if design changes will impact on project cost, timing and scope and make adjustments accordingly.
A BIM program is a valuable tool to manage these requirements alongside BEP templates, ISO 19650 templates and critical contract templates in one collaborative online BEP tool! This can help teams avoid over-producing BIM or not getting the full benefits of the process. It can also improve pro-active BIM sequencing to avoid clashes and ensure that each project team member is aware of their responsibilities!
3. Automated BIM Checking
It helps planners with quality assurance, coordination, and locating avoidable errors and clashes. It also enables them to make cost estimations via Quantity Take-offs.
Using automated code checking BIM applications in building design processes is an innovative approach to reduce information loss and improve construction efficiency. However, there are still many challenges to its practical implementation.
These include the interpretation of regulations and identifying necessary building objects. A solution to this is to separate the rule interpretation process from the rule execution process. This way, the system can be more user-friendly and scalable. It can also increase the accessibility of rules by making them available in native BIM file format. It can also simplify the user interface by using a common ontology language for the BIM model data.
4. Project Management
Project management is the use of processes, methods and skills to achieve specific project objectives within a finite timescale and budget. It is a distinct form of management that has final deliverables and is constrained to a set timeline, unlike management which is ongoing.
Project managers must be able to identify potential risks in advance and take the right action to mitigate them. This allows the project manager to maintain high levels of quality, keep project costs down and ensure that the project delivers on time.
A good project manager is a critical asset for any organization. APM offers members access to a range of digital guides, modules and other digital learning resources to help them become better project managers. Check out our ‘What is Project Management’ guide to get more information on the topic.
Collaboration refers to the way in which individuals and teams work together. This working style can take many forms and can be found in virtually every professional field and business sector. It involves sharing tasks that are too large for one individual to tackle alone and ensuring that each person works efficiently towards the same goals.
Network-oriented collaboration is a more advanced form of teamwork that focuses on building and leveraging professional relationships within an organization. This style allows individuals to tap into a wider pool of expertise and knowledge to ensure they are always at the forefront of their field.
Plannerly is designed to facilitate this type of collaborative work. It simplifies BIM management by providing a single platform that manages BIM execution plans, ISO19650 documentation and appointment documents. It also helps engineers and design consultants sequence their BIM workflow in a lean manner to help avoid clashes and rework.