The removal of the ‘beta’ logo doesn't mean that the toolkit journey is at an end - but it is a sign that all of the functionality is working correctly and that it is ‘release quality’.
At the BSI BIM conference I presented three of the main concepts behind the BIM Toolkit: Classification; Levels of Definition and Digital Plans of Work. I have written three short blog posts to go through these slides as an introduction to these. This third blog post is on digital plans of work.
A digital plan of work allows a collaborative project team to define who is doing what and when throughout the project timeline. The PAS1192-2 graphic below shows how information is developed throughout the eight stages of a construction project. Using the digital plan of work tool within the BIM Toolkit provides a structured way of generating some of the key information that is required for documentation such as the EIR, the BEP and the MIDP.
|The information delivery cycle|
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|Defining the tasks for inclusion in an EIR|
|Referencing the PLQ, the specific EIR and providing a brief against the task|
|Developing the response for inclusion in the proposed BEP|
|Defining modelled deliverables and responsibilities at the briefing stage|
|Defining the high-level building fabric elements at the concept stage|
|Defining the high-level building services at the concept stage|
|Defining the specific systems to meet the concept requirements as the designs progress|
|Accessing the LOD guidance from the context of the DPOW|
|Accessing the LOI guidance from the context of the DPOW|
|Variation of LOI at a particular stage of a project|
- The floating floor system may be at LOI-5 where all products are fully specified through the manufacturer product references. For example, this is a centre for excellence for gymnastics and the client must have a specific floor from the manufacturer Harlequin.
- The partition systems may be at LOI-4 where all products are fully designed, but the choice of manufacturer has been left to the contractor – providing the specification is met.
- The surveillance system may be at LOI-3 where the overall system performance and how this will be tested prior to handover has been specified. But the choice of compliant products is the design responsibility of the specialist sub-contractor.
- The paving system simply has an LOI of ‘2’. A brief description indicates what the aspirations are and what provisional sum has been assigned to the item in order to fully specify mid-way through the construction process.
- Download the Lakeside Restaurant DPOW file
|Step 1 - Select to create a new project, then select to use a template|
|Browse to the DPOW file to import this project file|
- https://toolkit.thenbs.com/articles/an-introduction-to-the-toolkit - My article introducing the BIM Toolkit
- Post 1 of 3 - Classification
- Post 2 of 3 – Levels of Definition