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BIM Model as a Right of Reliance in Project Delivery Ecosystem


This panel will examine the opportunities and barriers for making models reliable tools and deliverables on construction projects.  The current challenge is that – even though BIM is well established in our industry – we still don’t trust models or treat models as reliable means of conveying design and construction information. Documents represented as 2D PDFs are the predominant means of representing and transferring design and construction information. Models are provided on many projects for information only.  Even though we are all very familiar and comfortable with drawings they may not be the ideal tool for representing design and construction information. Drawings can hide or ignore complexities and contain undetected inconsistencies in the design. Furthermore, drawings require a high degree of interpretation in order to apply the information contained in them to the project.

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Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate to their clients and colleagues the value of models used as contract deliverables
  • Understand the best practices and requirements involved in making a model a contractual deliverable
  • Determine the alignments and differences between requirements of Model as a deliverable from different stakeholders’ perspectives
  • Outline the necessary planning steps that need to occur from the outset of a project to properly define the expectations in being able to leverage a model as a contractual deliverable

Recorded live March 8, 2022.

This course is part of a series

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