Saturday, January 14, 2012

...A brave manager would recommend anything but Revit...


According to Brendan.
 He wrote this responding to my comment in the long-time-raging discussion on a Linkedin-Group (see link below) under the ‘relatively generic’ question of ArchiCAD vs Revit and to do with ‘due diligence’.

It would be interesting to be in charge of doing due diligence on ‘what BIM solution should a company go to’, have the luxury of not being tainted by 20 years of ‘making-do’ with inferior products and hostile environments, yet still have the intelligence to collect meaningful data.

Given such opportunity I’d still most likely come up with the conclusion, that there just IS not enough evidence OUT there that any one system, or even a combination of off-the-shelf and proprietary systems AND processes IS working.

Sorry, the jury is out on this issue and stating otherwise is pure bluffing.
So, I’d advice the company setting up the task of due diligence for BIM implementation to go back to the initial question.
The most important factor in the BIM-quest IS the question;
No way can the answer be right if we have the wrong question!

Replacing a slightly dodgy, but functional FlatCAD system with a ‘pie-in-the-sky’ BIM one is far worse than being told to re-examine the original BIM-brief.

Should I be surprised that not many prospects are beating down my door seeking out BIM ‘due diligence’ services? So far.



1 comment:

  1. "Given such opportunity I’d still most likely come up with the conclusion, that there just IS not enough evidence OUT there that any one system, or even a combination of off-the-shelf and proprietary systems AND processes IS working."

    Working in what regard? I think this could be a good comment to start a long discussion about. I do agree that there is not a one solution on the market, and will not be for the foreseeable future, but the use of one or a combination of the current off the shelf and custom tools does serve a purpose and accomplish certain goals.

    C

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