According to ISO19650, BIM is a shared digital representation of a built asset to facilitate design, construction and operation process to form a reliable basis for decisions.

This process is majorly driven by a robust client information requirement which will explicitly express their needs for a given project, stating information required, reason and purpose to the Supply Chain), which will form part of the overall project and appointment documentation.

BIM in itself is an efficient process that factors in end users experience and most importantly clients expectations by leveraging on digital information, technology to maximise efficiencies throughout the lifecycle of a project.

In this session, Olufemi Olaiya will be discussing the following:

  • Who the ideal BIM client is.
  • Importance and benefits of BIM for the client with a focus on client information needs and desired outcomes (EIR and BEP).
  • Organisational BIM implementation ( case studies focusing on procurement and project delivery and expected outcomes at handover)

Olufemi Olaiya is currently the BIM Lead at Portsmouth City Council, administering the adoption and implementation of Building Information Modelling/ Management on major construction projects in the organisation’s journey towards digital transformation.
The Council identified the need for BIM in 2018 and since then has taken a bold step towards delivering a working environment that will significantly improve project outcomes and end-user expectations, with 4 projects currently being done to BIM standards.

With his private sector experience and background in Architecture, he is passionately working towards promoting collaborative working between project teams within Portsmouth City Council and also with partners, stakeholders and supply chain outside of the organisation. He is a qualified informed BIM professional and is keen to maximise the benefits of BIM in Architecture and the construction industry through continued learning, networking and skill acquisition in the UK and globally.

The BIM Africa #BIMTalk (November Edition) is a periodic learning-based virtual program. Join in on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at 3 pm GMT.