3-step BIM strategy for project owners
Starting with the need to develop the all important building information modelling (BIM) brief, the project manager will need to at least have a basic understanding of strategy. Paul Sancandi on the three steps you need to build that BIM strategy.
The benefits of BIM for project managers
Project managers have only basic knowledge about BIM, which makes it difficult for them to see the uses and benefits of BIM in building and infrastructure projects. Paul Sancandi shows how a better understanding can benefit project managers on construction and infrastructure projects.
Building information modelling and the project manager
Governments and private sector clients are increasing becoming aware of the need to streamline processes throughout a building or infrastructure project lifecycle by the integration of design, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of an asset into a single data rich model. Paul Sancandi explains how building information modelling (BIM) satisfies these criteria.
Value management and value engineering for any project
There is generally confusion between the terms ‘value management’ and ‘value engineering’; Paul Sancandi attempts to clarify the distinction between the two concepts and offers advice on how to apply both to your project.
Post-construction safety for project managers
When the project manager hands over the facility/structure to the client this stage will usually involve a defects liability period that will involve working in occupied premises and may include commissioning of plant and management equipment into service. Here are some safety considerations for this part of the project lifecycle, suggests Paul Sancandi.
Safety in construction design during the project lifecycle
The design stage converts the planning concepts and the preferred technical solution for a facility/structure into drawings and technical specifications. Project safety is an integral component of the design process, writes Paul Sancandi.