Skanska shortlisted for Best BIM Contractor Award
Skanska is a leading contractor in the construction industry when it comes to unique, in house created ‘BIM Management Workbook’. Within our building business we have integrated it with: design management, quality assurance, planning, procurement and commercial workflows. This approach improves understanding, reduces risk and enhances quality.
This innovative piece of work means that project information can now be accessed from one concise document, which can also facilitate demonstrable BIM level 2 compliance. More importantly, it has also proven to help reverse the common industry trend of working in silos. It has connected BIM workflows to other project workflows, for example Design Management. Our efforts demonstrate that the workbook can help educate traditional non-BIM users, demystifying BIM processes by assigning responsibility to each function. This approach ensures that everybody is aware of their contribution to BIM and Digital Engineering on projects and to the wider business.
The workbook practices the latest industry standards, in particular being built off the foundations of Uniclass 2015, which is now integrated across the business. Additionally, this is linked to other standards such as SFG20 for maintenance.
It has been successfully implemented on a number of projects, from schools to large commercial developments, as part of the pre- and post-tender contract documents. The project teams have responded positively to how the workbook captures project information and defines deliverables. Most importantly, allowing project team members and external stakeholders to interact with relevant elements. This has been critical in ensuring that projects are properly managed from BID stage through into construction and onwards upon handover into operations and facilities management.
For Skanska, the next stages to develop is the workbook into a web-based application, which will then be rolled out across Skanska’s UK business to an agreed standard. This will be implemented across all business streams, including infrastructure, utilities and others.
In summary, as a result of this workbook, Skanska can now ; closely adhere to the contract requirements, ensure we have the right people in the right roles at the right times, improve build quality, reduce project and personal risk, create opportunities and more accurately forecast and report. These benefits in turn, ensure that all employees are upskilled in their area of BIM, only knowing what they need to know. All of our supply chain working requirements are automated, with complete clarity from one document, as all the necessary information is held in a single objective source.
Skanska has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best BIM Contractor category for the BIM Awards 2019.