THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A BIM COORDINATOR
WHAT IS A BIM COORDINATOR?
Engineers, architects, contractors and subs, project managers, financial planners/controllers, and project owner(s) are just a few of the parties that collaborate throughout the process. These members all depend on receiving accurate information from one another. And, as projects increase in size and complexity, ensuring accurate communication becomes paramount to prevent costly errors and delays.
A successful BIM Coordinator has a high level of competency with BIM tools (CAD, Revit, and project/construction management software). He or she also has hands-on experience in design and construction. For example, MLP Consulting’s background includes:
- Electrical systems
- HVAC systems
- Plumbing systems
- Plumbing codes, clearances, and restrictions
Our hands-on background allows MLP to help all trades involved in a project.
WHAT DOES A BIM COORDINATOR DO?
HOW DOES A BIM COORDINATOR BENEFIT YOUR PROJECT?
- System and structure design
- Energy and structural load calculations
- Estimating and cost control
- Supply chain management and Material procurement
- The entire construction process itself (due to fewer unforeseen design errors and inconsistencies)
- Management and maintenance of the building post-construction
- Construction and operation safety procedures
- Environmental impact assessments
Project stakeholders also benefit from effective BIM management and coordination. As the central authority for managing the building information and models, the BIM Coordinator provides accurate reports, creates detailed and informative presentations, and generally keeps stakeholders informed of the project’s status and performance against objectives throughout its life.
With complex projects, the number one key to success is effective communication. The greatest asset of a competent BIM Coordinator is their ability to create strong working relationships between the various teams and project contributors. It isn’t easy to bring so many disciplines, ideas, skill sets, personalities, and decision-making styles together to achieve consistency in design, model, construction, and operation plan. A central figure who can achieve this greatly improves the productivity of the entire team. No discipline or role is not positively impacted by a capable BIM Coordinator, which is why they are such an essential part of any team in today’s construction industry.