BIM Compliance for U.K. Government Projects
With all levels in the U.K. construction supply chain required to demonstrate BIM (building information modeling) Level 2 compliance to win government projects in the next year, some contractors are in need of help. Fortunately, today’s solutions are focused on helping contractors on government projects, as well as private sector contractors, meet these requirements.
To this end, Viewpoint Construction Software, www.viewpoint.com, Portland, Ore., announced the latest 4Projects release, providing critical features to meet BIM Level 2 compliance, a precondition of winning government construction projects by 2016 in the United Kingdom.
Solutions like 4Project helps project managers save time tracking how and when their project team members deliver what is needed during the project lifecycle and ensures contractors meet Level 2 compliance standards. 4Projects is a collaborative project-management solution that integrates the entire project team—owners, architects, construction managers, engineers, and subcontractors—to facilitate a truly collaborative building effort. 4Projects includes the following: document control, project communications, BIM viewing and management, and mobile capabilities to help ensure the right information reaches the right people at the right time.
4Project’s BIM Information Planner brings the management of the model information into a truly collaborative environment. It allows project managers to assign roles, as well as establish and track which deliverables are required at different stages of the project and to what level of detail.
By allowing entire project teams to walk through models and quickly coordinate and update information, identify risks, and quickly assign, track, and manage tasks to resolution, the solution helps customers meet this compliance, according to Rob Humphreys, vice president of global product management, Viewpoint.
The 4Projects BIM solution also helps project managers save time by identifying and validating whether the information they are receiving is what was requested, avoiding errors and interruptions later on, he adds.
Additional BIM viewing and management updates include: Model Differencing, now users can quickly identify changes between 3D model revisions with color-coded tracking; Model Measurement Tool, with the Model Viewer, team members can easily gather dimensions when in the field, taking point-to-point measurements from models using snap points; and File Name Checking Tool, administrators of the Information Planner can set file name requirements to help guarantee all models in the BIM container follow the required naming convention, which helps users easily find files needed.
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