How to ensure connected construction for the building sector?
BIM, the solution for connected construction
What does interoperability in BIM mean?
Connected construction and digital transformation: namesakes or neighbours?
It is clear that BIM is the secret to connected construction. But is the concept of “digital transformation” the same thing?
Although they are similar terms, we regret to say that no, they are not the same. Let us explain.
Digital transformation opens the door to connection.
AEC actors (architects, engineers and builders) may be more or less digitised, however that does not mean they are connected to each other.
Some will work independently with their BIM software, with their information, but… without sharing it. If some do not have the technical means, others are simply not mentally prepared to share their information on a project, creating siloed BIM data.
So let’s say that digital transformation is more about the journey towards connected construction.
Digital transformation to achieve connected construction
This diagram represents the path from unconnected construction to connected construction for the building industry. This requires a digital transformation, including the implementation of BIM.
Overall, it is about the participants in a same construction project, connecting their systems, in a shared, centralised location, and doing so digitally.
The advantage: if a construction company does not know much about digital, it can carry out a project with a design office that has a higher level of expertise in this field. Through a common place, everyone has access to the same level of information. Given that, this will encourage less digitised players to take the plunge. Pretty good, isn’t it? But how does it work in practice? How does it work in practice?
With solutions like BIM&CO‘s Onfly, a common BIM content library for sharing and centralising information, data and BIM objects, it is possible to achieve this centralisation and common work in a simple way.
Discover in our white paper the 10 easy steps to create your own BIM object library.