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Using Bi in the BIM verification process


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Company: Toptech Engineering
Location: Aqtobe, Kazakhstan
Year of the project: 2022
Published: 07/05/2023
Using Bi in the BIM verification process

In our work we often have to check the BIM models that have been given to us.

The work itself can be divided into two parts: clash detection and the mandatory check for completeness of the attribute data we need in the construction or in subsequent work on the project. 

The process itself is a rather routine operation, which required a lot of labor. 

Looking for ways to optimize this work, we made a link between the data from the BIM model and Bi

The result of this work has shown significant savings in human resources in the verification of the model, always up-to-date information about the status of the project to make management decisions and identified further development plans. 

The result is a fully active dashboard in which you can set values and view historical data

But first things first.

The information we show on the dashboard and its capabilities

An active dashboard for the project opens in front of the user. 

In it, he can select the disciplines and sections between which clashes statistics will be automatically displayed. He can see the absolute number of clashes on the project. However, this is often not enough and many clashes are quite formal, so we have developed a methodology for categorizing clashes and recorded in Bi. This allows you to categorize clashes and track their impact on the project

In addition to disciplines and sections, the user can select the desired floor or use a preset filter to highlight any other area and see the clashes, which are displayed in a convenient format and categorized in advance. Also see the dynamics. 

It is worth noting that this infographic should be handled carefully. Because the increase in the number of clashes on the project to a certain point is associated with an increase in its filling of elements. In other words, the number of clashes up to a certain point grows and reaches peak values, after which it begins to decline, and then it is necessary to track the dynamics of clashes removal.

A separate and very handy tool in the dashboard - check the completeness of the attribute data.

This automatic check saves a lot of time. We get information on the percentage of attribute fill-in requirements. 

The information can be obtained for the entire project, highlighted disciplines or sections, and items.

We also have the ability to see what is missing according to the requirements and go to the ID elements that are not filled with this data to fix.

This approach allows us to get structured data that we use next, rather than a digital garbage dump

Plans for development

In the future, we plan to develop the use of BIM and Bi to achieve the following goals:

- accumulative information on the creation of structures and buildings according to the chosen decomposition (PBS, WBS, etc.)

- viewing the involvement of one or another employee and filling the sections for which he is responsible

- collection of statistical data for further project planning based on statistical data, rather than expert evaluation. This should help us in planning the development schedules of projects for the selected systems

- construction of S-curves in the planning of projects and work with the corresponding risks

-provide a simple and convenient tool for the project manager in an active dashboard without the need to install programs or learn how to use them

-always up-to-date and objective data (based on figures) about the project for meetings


This approach has already proven itself on megaprojects. In our opinion, the figures are the most objective indicators, if you know how to work with them correctly. BIM model is a database for us, the information from which we plan to use in the future

Type of Work
  • Building
How was the BIM Experience in the project?
Reality Simulation: Does it help to get an idea of the final product?
Waste reduction, labor costs and deviations
Greater control of the construction process
Improves collaboration between agents
Conflict resolution and clash detection
Correction and error handling
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