A new BIM Maturity Measure tool has been developed and released, to allow users to assess the use of BIM across different projects around the world and realise a common view of BIM best practice. By making the tool freely available for industry use, it's hoped this can:
- Demystify BIM.
- Drive awareness of what BIM best practise looks like.
- Help raise capability across design and engineering disciplines.
Why is this useful?
The tool is useful for sparking the necessary conversations, then agreement, on where you are now and where you are heading. By agreeing and sharing the results of this, which may be different for each member of a team, you can find areas for improvement and decide what to do to improve your score.
The individual score may be a bit arbitrary, but the direction of travel needs to be clear and it is useful to set imaginations to work on what can be done to improve things, for the individual fields.
How does it work?
Assessment is completed directly by users, who fill-in a short series of multiple-choice questions and numerical scale rankings. It is designed for speed and ease, but also to drive the objectivity essential to benchmark one project against another. It is also shareable, allowing different project teams to participate in its completion. The results can be shared and analysed as you like.
The discipline-agnostic tool enables users to assess BIM use in 25 areas to build-up a comprehensive view of its implementation within a project. The data generated can then be used to identify gaps in an enterprise's BIM implementation strategy and shape future investment decisions.
Who did this?
The generic tool is free to use for all. It was developed originally by Arup as a derivative of the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide by CIC Research Group, released originally in December 2014 and collaboratively developed with Atkins in September 2015. This output came via the ICE BIM Action Group.
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