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What’s involved in Symetri’s BIM & Information Management Standard Method & Procedures authoring service?
Standard methods and procedures are required within all organisations to provide clear and concise guidance and instruction to employees. With the increasing adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) across the industry, this need extends to the whole project team and can include documentation such as, policies, competency assessments, contract inclusions and a requirement to ensure compliance with industry standards and specifications.
This service is a direct authoring service to provide BIM or Information Management documentation, with deliverables tailored specifically to the customer’s company type or project requirements.
For Employer organisations the documentation generated is typically focused on the Employer’s Organisation, Project and Asset Information requirements, supply chain capability assessments and contract inclusions.
For Tier 1 suppliers such a principal designers and contractors, BIM Execution Planning is typically the focus, with supporting documentation such as Master Information Delivery Tables, Clash Matrix’s, Risk Registers and Mobilisation Plans.
For Tier 2 suppliers and Task Teams the focus is typically focused on internal processes and standards, including capability responses for tenders and bids.
All documentation authored is based on industry good working practices, informed by industry standards including BS/PAS1192, IS0 19650 and ISO 55000 series as examples, and where applicable the documentation is enhanced further to provide additional clarity.
To start this service a Consultancy call is held to discuss the requirements and confirm scope. If documentation already exists and the requirement is to review, improve and update to the latest standards, the assigned Consultant will review these documents to establish what is required for the project.
On acceptance of the proposal, the Consultant will author the agreed documentation and facilitate regular progress and review meetings with the customer during the engagement.
Following an internal peer review and quality assurance checks, an online hand-over meeting to present back all documentation section by section to the customer will be arranged. This last activity is important because it ensures the customer is fully familiar with all the documentation provided.
Features and Benefits of BIM Standard Method and Procedures Generation
- Professionally authored documentation
- Authored in compliance with latest industry ISO 19650-2 standards
- Clear and concise hand over process
- A service focused on industry best practice
- Suitable for organisations of any type or size
- Provides confidence documentation reflects best industry practice
- A quicker delivery when compared to in-house development
- A complete suite of documents can be delivered
- Ensures documentation is suitable for customer type and not excessive
Note: This service does not author documentation that is product specific, for example an AutoCAD or Revit User Guide, this requirement can be provided via a similar service facilitated by an application specialist.
Why Symetri’s BIM Consulting Services?
Symetri continuously works with our customers, supporting design consultants, principal contractors, sub-contractors, manufacturers, and employer organisations in the public and private sector. The support includes tender evaluations, employer strategic advisor / information management roles, project-based information management, and BIM specific functions through to asset owner support working with estates management. Many engagements require the development of BIM related documentation and from our wealth of experience we can apply best practice from sectors such as aviation, rail and healthcare as examples when offering our advice and support.
Our Principal Consultants have a wealth of direct project delivery experience in technical and management delivery, applying a pragmatic approach whilst also ensuring compliance to industry standards. Our Consultants also have access to discipline and software specific subject matter experts from design all the way to occupation ensuring a holistic and overall project view and appreciation.
With our long-standing experience in providing BIM Consulting services, as well as our partnership with LRQA (formally Lloyd’s Register) BIM accreditation services, we are confident that our delivery is efficient, professional, and comprehensive.
If you would like to explore Symetri’s BIM consulting services, you can book a 30-minute free appointment to discuss which is the most suitable for your business’s needs. Book your appointment here >>