BIM Services owing to their various advantages are being increasingly being used in the construction industry. A BIM Model provides all the tools necessary to digitally replicate a building or a structure but also provides tools that facilitate onsite construction like cost, schedule, quantity take-offs etc. It offers a cloud-based collaborative environment where multiple teams from different disciplines can work together to complete even the most complex project requirements. It is here the need for an effective issue management platform becomes apparent.
Issue Management Platform gathers issues from multiple sources by utilizing software integrations. It then raises this issue and tracks the same until it is resolved. A good issue management platform should not just be able to find the problem but also generate detailed reports and automatically create collaboration workflows. It can also provide issue transparency and accountability for all the stakeholders that are involved in the project. In the AEC industry, there are a few software that can be used for issue management like BIM Track, BIMcollab, etc. They have different features but they ultimately aim to create better BIM models without any errors. Below we look at the advantages offered by issue management software:
1. Effective BIM Workflows:
When it comes to large projects with multidisciplinary teams involved, spreadsheets can be an extremely tedious way to keep track of communications. There is bound to be some missing information here. An issue management software on the other hand centralizes all the issues of the project and also offers up-to-date overview and reporting features. It allows to set deadlines to any issue which can be assigned to a concerned person and all the members involved can get a notification when its resolved. This ensures that a problem is definitely solved and that everyone remains on the same page.
2. Facilitates Easy Identification of issues:
Most issue management platforms are integrated in the cloud. Here the issues are linked to positions and objects in the 3d model. It is possible to access them via a web browser or directly from BIM software like Revit, ARCHICAD etc. By clicking on an issue in the BIM software and it will instantly zoom to the position in the model. Thus what it essentially does is provided all the necessary information that is need to locate and solve the issue.
3. Easy Integrations:
An effective issue management software in the AEC industry cannot work in silos and must be constantly be able to work in association with all the BIM software. Thankfully platforms like BIMcollab easily works in integration with all the main BIM tools like Revit, ARCHICAD, Navisworks, Tekla and Solibri. It also allows to access the models via CDE integrations like BIM 360 Docs, Dropbox business etc. Finally, by connecting to Microsoft power BI it also allows to make extensive reports.
4. Simplifies Communications:
It streamlines communications so that every member of the BIM team knows what they are working on.Once the issue is identified and raised then the BIM manager can add comments, viewpoints and then assign them to team members who get an email notification. Even while giving presentations to the team members or to stakeholders there are available filters that can hide the issues. It also makes it possible to generate graphs that can offer insight into the workload of a team and the progress they have made.
The power of Issue Management software is that it serves the constant need of all the stakeholders involved in the project to get constant updates and to ensure that all issues are detected and resolved in the 3D modeling stage itself. Using such platforms ensures that any error once detected is not ignored or due to miscommunication left unresolved. Ultimately issue management goes a long way to increasing the speed, efficiency, and margin of the construction project.
Tesla Cad UK is an Architectural and Engineering firm offering Architectural, Structural, and MEP BIM Services. Established in 2007, we channeled with experience and domain-specific knowledge to become one of the leading companies providing BIM solutions in the UK and Europe.