Owners are becoming more aware of the benefits of BIM, asking for more robust models and the inclusion of data for operations and maintenance. At the same time, the number of models it takes to create a project continues to grow. Proactive quality control (QC) process can ensure that your model meets your client’s BIM requirements.
We can support you in this process by carrying out a complete evaluation and validation of your model at required submittal milestones. As part of the QC process, we also use diagnostic tools and compliance checklists with one or more of the following objectives in mind:
- Visual checks to ensure there are no unintended model components;
- Interference checks to detect problems in the model where two building components are clashing;
- Standards checks to ensure that documentation standards have been followed (fonts, dimensions, line styles, levels, layers, etc.);
- Model integrity checks to ensure that a model has no undefined, incorrectly defined, or duplicated elements; and
- Nomenclature checks to ease the communication and coordination among various stakeholders involved.
Such a process and our regular compliance checks can help you to ensure that your BIM deliverables are consistent with your Organizational, Asset, Project and Exchange Information requirements (OIR, AIR, PIR and EIR), verifying that your model’s geometry is submitted with the correct level of development (LOD), is in the correct location, or does not have any uncoordinated clashes.
Limit the risks with proactive quality control.
With a proactive QC plan, you will gain visibility into all project issues and resolve them earlier, reducing rework and stay on schedule.