DBIA call for BIM project examples
DBIA's BIM Committee is currently engaged in writing a BIM chapter for the Design-Build Manual of Practice (MOP). As part of their efforts, the Committee is seeking project examples to illustrate the principles and best practices associated with the use of BIM in design-build project delivery. Members are encouraged to review their portfolios of work and submit projects for potential inclusion in the MOP.
* Projects must be design-build, i.e., designed and constructed under a single-responsibility contractual model.
* Projects must have been completed within the last three years, making use of current BIM Technology.
* Project examples of all sizes are needed. Small projects are defined as being $5 to $20 million; medium projects are considered over $20 to $50 million; and large projects over $50 million.
* Examples need not include all elements of BIM from concept to design to construction to operations management, but need to incorporate at least half of the BIM opportunities.
* Selected projects will be used to explain how BIM contributed to the design-build process of the designer, builder and/or owner.
Interested contributors should email Patricia Carpio,firstname.lastname@example.org, DBIA publications manager, with a brief description of the project including size/cost and list of BIM opportunities used to facilitate the project. The deadline for the brief description is June 30, 2010. The Committee will respond with requests for additional information, including permission from the owner, for use of the project in the MOP.
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