DPA support the BIM implementations of asset intensive organisations with focusing on the process, governance and management systems to support BIM.
What is BIM?
Building Information Modelling approaches reduce the costs of a project and the ongoing asset management. BIM reduces the risk of over-runs and variations through higher quality designs and lower risk of information loss when information is transferred between parties.
BIM approaches apply during design/construction activities as well as during ongoing asset management processes, so are applicable to most asset intensive organisations and contractual contexts.
BIM is a holistic approach that builds upon the management systems in place for Asset Management and Asset Information Management. BIM is not simply a one-off purchase of a software package, which is a common misconception about BIM, rather, BIM is an approach which supports the broader asset management functions and should be thought of as ‘Better Information Management’, hence the close alignment with other services we provide.
We have broad understanding of asset management, asset information management and BIM in major projects coupled with our involvement in the development of standards in the ISO 19650 and PAS 1192 series. This allows us to support clients in adapting their management systems to support BIM, asset management and achieve organisational objectives.
We do not sell or develop software, so help ensure that organisations do not fall into the trap of thinking that implementation of software will deliver BIM.