Small firms told "don't panic" over Bim
Chief construction adviser Paul Morrell addresses concerns of smaller practices
Small practices have been told not to panic over the use of Bim technology by the government’s chief construction adviser Paul Morrell.
Morrell was speaking to Studio Klaschka director Robert Klaschka as part of a BD webinar today, where he addressed the concerns of smaller architecture practices.
“If you’re going to experiment then it needs sufficient scale,” said Morrell. “There’s no point in taking people on the [smaller] end of the market and forcing them to do something.”
“Don’t panic is the key message.”
Morrell also addressed the need for the RIBA work-stage plan to “radically” change to incorporate Bim methods of working.
“Bim is more to do with work process and culture than technology,” he said. “We need a plan of work that is a framework for developing a project plan of work.”
Morrell said it would be important to identify points at specific stages of the project where the client can expect packages of information, and that using Bim technology a lot of the detail design would be brought forward to earlier in the process.
Listen to the webinar on demand here