If you have asked a BIM expert why do BIM, they have probably told you that it is the best risk mitigation tool out there. So BIM manages risk, but what is the risk of using BIM? What contract language is needed in my governing and affiliate contracts? Can and/or when will BIM be contract documents that I can trust? Is there special insurance and bonding that is needed? This session takes the BIM discussions happening on every job and gives the team a plan with accountability. It also makes the contract administrator in your office happy.
Having GPS helps millions of people arrive at their destination every second. Clear instructions is vital to success. In relation to BIM and Technology, there are two plans to create and execute . An internal (company-wide) BIM Execution Plan and an external (project) BIM Execution Plan (BEP).
An internal plan documents the adoption, integration and implementation of BIM and Technology into your company. Cn3D works with your team to define the strategy and approach through a series of interviews to understand your company goals, objectives and concerns related to the BIM process. Whether you own an architecture firm, construction company or are an owner, a company-level plan is the first step.
An external BEP documents the procedures for modeling deliverables and use over the projects lifecycle. A boiler-plate one is created and modified for each project. It is necessary that it be completed no more than 30 days after signing the Governing Contracts. The BEP becomes an attachment to the BIM Addendum when completed. In some cases the AOR begins the BEP while the contractor adds to it upon project award. Below are some example BEP's to use or modify for your use.
Primary insurance coverage's such as CGL, Professional Liability and Builders Risk are inadequate to handle the risks related to new contract delivery methods. These new methods often involve heavy use of BIM and Technology. There are new insurance coverage options for unique situations that cover the gaps.
Bonding is the final type of risk shifting protection, it is often confused with insurance. A Payment Bond provides financial assurance that the GC will pay bills to the subcontractors and suppliers. It is important to make sure BIM consultants are covered (like a subcontractor). A Performance Bond provides financial assurance that the contractor will perform its contract obligations. If a contractor’s scope of work includes BIM activities, check that the surety company will pay for substituted performance of the same ‘modeling obligations’.