BIM (Building Information Modeling) is gradually spreading in the French construction sector. Based primarily on a profound change in working methods, BIM requires the implementation of new processes as well as adapted business solutions.
Among the solutions deployed on BIM projects, the collaborative platform is the central element of communication within each project.
Built with and for BIM professionals, AxeoBIM is a collaborative BIM platform (or Common Data Environment - CDE). AxeoBIM promotes collaboration between actors from the design stage to the Digital DOE (and beyond).
Read the feedback from Françoise Lauvernier, BIM Perspective, on the Condat project.
Introduce us to BIM Perspective in a few sentences
BIM Perspective is a company specialized in BIM whose mission is to provide BIM services in the following areas:
- Assistance to Project Owners (AMO BIM),
- Piloting (BIM management) during the construction, implementation and operation phases.
BIM Perspective is also equipped to carry out surveys of the existing by 360 laser scan and to reassemble the models.
BIM Perspective is aimed at project owners and real estate developers; it helps design offices and companies in the modelling of their projects, whatever the type of work.
Could you give us an overview of the project you managed for CONDAT?
BIM Perspective has carried out and is currently carrying out several BIM Management missions. For example: the construction of 4.000m² of buildings for a client. CONDAT (industrial company specialising in the formulation of fats and surfactants); construction including a company restaurant, offices and an environmental management hall.
This set was received at the end of 2018 after 15 months of management and interaction in BIM processes.
What are the specifics of this project?
It is a project consisting of 29 lots; for most companies this was their first BIM project. The buildings were of multiple complexities due to their different destinations. So it duplicated the number of specific people involved, such as the industrial cook, for example.
Even more specifically, 6 modeling softwares had to collaborate to assemble the geo-referencing point or to integrate the protocol.
The DCE and DOE were proposed and requested in electronic form. All of this, from the AxeoBIM platform: the zero paper objective has been achieved!
What is your best experience on this project?
Undeniably, it is the support to companies and BET in the discovery of 3D collaborative work, thanks to the mutualization of information and sharing via AxeoBIM and the power of its viewer.
Thanks to the accessibility to the model made more fluid by the AxeoBIM platform The interlocutors appreciated the pooling of resources, the sharing of constantly updated information and the visualization/control of the models both in the design and production phases. The companies particularly appreciated understanding the interaction with each other during project reviews.
In the end, it was a great collaboration... and that's what BIM is all about!
In what way was AxeoBIM a vector of success for this project?
The collaborative platform has been able to meet the demands of federating the various players around data and 3D models. The quick learning curve and the easy handling by the different actors, most of them being novices in the use of the platform and the viewer, have been widely appreciated.
For example, the various players were able to retrieve and share information on the platform very quickly and independently. Of course, other functions (monitoring, versioning, superimposing models, etc.) were also very popular.
In short, AxeoBIM is a solution that democratizes the BIM process.
What advice would you give for the success of a similar BIM experience?
It is important, especially at the start of the project, to inform the various users about the objectives of the project. It is also necessary to ensure a good understanding of the BIM convention and to train them on the different BIM tools. The goal is to obtain 100% collaboration upstream, but also downstream for the follow-up of actions and modifications.
It would also be necessary to bring the data visualization to the construction site by a mobile station...tablet or similar... whatAxeoBIM is now proposing.