I’m just reflecting on another South East BIM Hub meeting this afternoon.
Mervyn Richards, gave us the final one in his series with us, where we’ve explored the world of BIM, and the UK Taskgroup documents such as PAS1192/2 and the big daddy of them all BS1192/2007.
Today, we trotted through the various roles in 1192, including the Project Information Manager and the Task Information Manager.
We chatted for a while and then MR put up a much older presentation about Heathrow T5.
This was 18 years ago.
We saw models, geometry, data, process, a federated single model environment. Visuals and co-ordinated models that rival anything you see in various “hollywood” style presentations today.
If you’re familiar with Moore’s law then you will know that the computing power and IT infrastructure available then was considerably less than that we have now.
This was a Common Data Environment, effectively 1192 at work, on a massive project, that demonstrated substantial savings and efficiencies. Mervyn also mentioned in passing the Dassault Catia system used by Frank Gehry among others, for a long time. (He produces weird looking buildings, which you couldn’t do without BIM!)
So I guess, really the question for me is – if that was then , and this is now, why are we so slow to adopt this way of working?
Food for thought!
PS – Answers on a postcard please to @ThePhilpster!