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Why BIM is of Most Value to the End User

Although building information modelling (BIM) will bring significant benefits to designers, consultants and project teams, it is in fact the end users who will get just as much if not more benefits from BIM, where a whole asset lifecycle approach is adopted.

There has been a lot written about the obvious value BIM brings to any development or infrastructure project; collaborative working, reduced timescales and greater transparency to name but a few.

However, the real benefit to organisations using BIM is the value they get after the build is complete.  Realising this benefit though will require clear leadership, data ownership and end to end coordination from within an asset owner organisation. 

“If you want to extract the maximum value from BIM, you need to adopt a cultural change approach,” said Guri Neote from Deloitte.  “Those who want to see the value of BIM throughout the whole life of the project or asset are having clear leadership from above on being proactive in changing the way they understand, plan and embed new ways of working in design, data and information management.

“Innovation and BIM are no longer just being pushed by the supply chain – intelligent client capability is looking at BIM as a means of asset data capture and looking at the whole life value of unifying BIM with Asset Management.  It is not just the front-end project team who can benefit from BIM; it is everyone involved throughout the life-cycle.”

This is one of the topics being covered in the forthcoming BIM webinar, where industry experts are examining the impacts of BIM on organisations and suppliers involved in, and working with, the rail industry. 

The BIM webinar is offered free of charge to anyone within the rail industry; with speakers from Deloitte, Oracle, Autodesk, Critigen and Project EU. 

It is being held on Friday 29 April at 10.30-11.30.  To register go to:  


14 Apr 2016 by Sarah Butchart