Time To Go In-Depth

Bimcast by Catenda is a podcast series on open BIM and the possibilities of digitizing the construction industry. We will invite knowledgeable and inspiring guests to talk about topics related to open BIM, digitization and open international standards in the world of construction and infrastructure. This series is part of our ongoing efforts to make the construction industry worldwide ready for the work processes and digital flow of the future.

Ep5 - Lifecycle BIM

What does life cycle BIM really mean? What do the various actors mean when using this term? Is there a mutual understanding to be found? What kind of societal potential lies in better and more effective ways of exploring the perspectives within lifecycle BIM? We will explore this topic by inviting three guests in the studio, each with their very own perspective: Linda Bystrøm as a major Norwegian owner of a large bulk of existing and future buildings from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Anett Andreassen is from Statsbygg, The Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property. They construct and manage state owned buildings throughout Norway and abroad. Halvor Jensen from NTI, who contribute to the national digitization strategy by ensuring that good digital tools are available for all.

Suggested Reading

Are you looking to understand more about Lifecycle BIM? Here is a collection of resources that make for a good starting point.

Top tips on thinking life cycle BIM

  • Focus on the building as an asset from the idea of a building through the decommissioning.
  • Think in circles. The information needs to be trackable throughout the entire process.
  • It is key to involve the user in the early digital construction.
  • Challenge the entrepreneurs and designers: what information do the end user really need? What information is needed in the decommissioning? The process becomes completely different when that is the starting point.
  • The circular economy will greatly impact the way we think in the construction industry. Start by making a model for the decommissioning, make it standard to reuse materials, find ways to digitalise the information in the existing buildings.
  • Define why, identify your problem, collect information from the building sensors and start exposing people to BIM. Just get started: Put in new demands, challenge your team, step ahead.

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