The National Electrical Contractors Association(NECA), together with theMechanical Contractors Association of American(MCAA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association(SMACNA) have released a joint, in-depth analysis of how specialty contractors can best use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the advantage of all construction project stakeholders. Achieving Spatial Coordination Through BIM: A Guide for Specialty Contractors is available now as a free download for NECA members.
This first of it's kind publication for the MEP industries will show you how to utilize this resource inside your business and contains a comprehensive collection of pragmatic tools and methods along with a treasure trove of best practices you can put to immediate use in your business decision-making regarding BIM implementation.
Essential Facts about The Guide
- The guide is designed to strengthen the business practices and contributions all specialty contractors can make to the pre-planning spatial coordination process using BIM.
- This guide is the first step of an industry-wise education initiative for specialty and their employees who are responsible for BIM collaboration on construction projects. The information is also essential for those making any decisions on a construction job, including general contractors, building owners, engineers and architects who should understand real-world approaches to the world of virtual construction.
Topics covered include:
- What are the most important things to consider as you begin the process of implementation?
- What are the essential elements that make up BIM-capable project team inside your firm?
- What are a BIM execution plan and a BIM implmenetation plan and how are they different?
- How do you manage the process of running a "best in class" spatial coordination effort?
- Why is the process of collaboration so important to BIM and your company?
- How do you best organize and manage contract documentation?
- How do you make sure that the contract language is fair and does not place your firm at risk?