32nd ACPM-CIC: BIM Part 1 – Building Information Modelling perspectives for Project Managers
Date(s) - June 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DIGITALISING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR EFFECTIVE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The delivery and management of infrastructure in the built environment evolve with digital tools and systems, central to Building Information Management (BIM). Building Information modelling incorporates digital processes and tools to effectively manage the design, project management, project execution, as set management, and timely information exchange. It further integrates people, processes, and organisations. It has been recorded as beneficial in fragmented areas of the construction process, evinced in improved productivity, better quality assets, stakeholder engagement, reduction in rework and waste, improved sustainability and circularity and improved business resilience. Despite its gains in project delivery, BIM is slowly being adopted in project management within the South African built environment. On the contrary, there is a growing global inclination to project delivery using BIM and increasing clients’ awareness of the benefits compared to conventional construction management approaches. It is becoming more demanding for project managers to proactively engage and develop expertise in digital project management using BIM.
Therefore, we will discuss the current state of project management approaches, the BIM concept, benefits in project management, adoption processes, techniques and how they contribute to the digitisation of the built environment.
- How are construction and project managers creating, managing and utilising project information in a quality and timely manner?
- What opportunities and value do the emerging digital information management systems offer ProjectManagers?
- What are the role and responsibilities of project managers in using BIM as a digital built tool across different types of projects?
- How can we integrate digitalisation of the built environment through a stepwise approach into the built environment culture? (Competencies, Knowledge management, Roadmaps, and maturity levels)