Building Information Management (BIM)

VZDV are committed to the continued implementation of BIM, and fully supports collaborative working to maximize efficiency in the design, construction and operation of buildings. 

Objectives:

To comply with the Government BIM Level 2 mandate in force since April 2016, VZDV are committed to enhancing the delivery of BIM Level 2 as well as building the foundations for BIM Level 3 and the Digital Built Britain strategy. This includes:

• Promoting the use of BIM in all aspects of our design processes

• Using BIM to create collaborative working practices among design team members in an efficient & collaborative manner

• Using BIM to improve productivity

• Using BIM to improve accuracy and our commitment to continuous improvement

• Supporting and encourage open standards and ensure maximum benefit for all stakeholders

• Complying with requirements of BN EN ISO 19650

Implementation:

• Understand the client requirements, and where relevant the BIM Protocol

• Collaborate with stakeholders to agree the BIM Execution Plan

• Agree the Master Information Delivery Plan, and standards for Levels of Information and Levels of Detail

• Use a Common Data Environment to share and collaborate information effectively with all project stakeholders

• Use clash detection and participate in clash detection workshops to maintain Quality Assurance objectives

• Use data drops to comply with client requirements

• Continue to provide and maintain up to date computer hardware and software 

• Continue to provide training for engineers and technicians

• Maintain high quality network and broadband speeds to support successful collaboration

Training:

VZDV has in place training arrangements to ensure that its staff/workforce have sufficient skills and understanding to implement and deliver projects in accordance with the policy and procedures established to achieve Level 2 as well as building the foundations for BIM Level 3.

Responsibility:

• The Directors are responsible for annually reviewing the content, and implementation of this policy. 

• The Project Leaders are responsible for agreeing the project specific BIM Execution Plan, and Master Information Delivery Plan.

• The BIM Technicians are responsible for the creation of models, the implementation of the project specific BIM Execution Plan and document control. 

• All staff are required to act in accordance with this policy.