BIM strategy: using the project’s interdisciplinarity to implement the methodology

Proceedings of ‏The 6th International Conference on Modern Approaches in Science, Technology & Engineering

Year: 2020


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BIM strategy: using the project’s interdisciplinarity to implement the methodology

Juliana A. Mizumoto and Francisco Oliveira



The Civil Construction Industry has demonstrated convergence for the paths of new technologies, digitization, and new work processes that are inherent to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology. In this sense, there is a growing interest by engineering organizations in BIM implementation and the development of studies about the method to adapt to the new dynamics of the industry. A point of interest is the focus on the work processes of companies, standards, and guidelines to explore this subject, but which is not always transparent in identifying the first steps or actions for their execution practice.

The methodology of this paper incorporates knowledge from specific literature, norms, and industry guides to support and suggest a method for BIM implementation. As a result of this research, we recommend a structured method for customizing and meeting the organization’s requirements. Through a case study, this method addresses project management and selects essential planning elements for a BIM implementation. This experience was part of a BIM Implementation Plan developed by the author. This paper displays it as a pilot project for a Portuguese organization specializing in significant infrastructure works, adapting the industry documents to the strategic and implementation dimensions of BIM.

The methodology established for five months of project execution identified several strategic topics to begin the BIM implementation, such as the initial standardization of the information and the surveillance of the learning dynamics of the project team.

Keywords: Building Information Modeling, BIM implementation, BIM work processes, BIM Pilot Project.