Wednesday, January 5, 2011
BIM promotes inbuilt authentication of information within processes and replaces information fatigue by gradual verification of data
Let me throw another player in the game, called: “integrity of project information”; Most of construction projects suffer from lack of it. When it comes to truthfulness of project information there is very little to find; In short: there are lots of drawings but very little information you can trust. No dimensions, levels or explicit instructions. And you are not allowed to scale off drawings.
What this reminds me of? Using a recipe to make a complicated cake that gives an incomplete and confusing list of ingredients, fragmented instructions on how to put them together, no indication on dosage and definitely no clarification on cooking time or temperature.
It amazes me, how even the savviest building owners tend not to question this information environment. They are letting their cakes be made out of very dubious recipes. No wonder they turn up all a bit bitter and expensive? “Flatcad” loves and thrives in this environment. And it spends a lot of time convincing you that this state of affairs is inevitable.
On the other hand, producing documentation this way is very hard using BIM.
While not foolproof, BIM promotes inbuilt authentication of information within processes and replaces information fatigue by gradual verification of data.
BIM bakes your cake as you expect it and lets you it eat. BIM ensures integrity of information.
“Flatcad” hates it.