The aim of this guide is to bring even the uninitiated reader logically through the pre-construction and delivery of construction projects using digital technology, i.e. digital construction. The contents are clearly marked so you can dip in and out of the sections as they are relevant to you. There are four main sections, other than the introduction and context of the guide. These are:
» First steps in going digital
» Digital construction starter pack
» Standards, policies and guides
» Bidding for project delivery
There are handy checklists throughout and links to numerous resources to help you put the best foot forward in your digital journey.
“While there is increasing demand for digital project delivery, many smaller construction companies have only begun to dip their toes into the world of technology and digitisation. This pack puts the need for digital project delivery into context and brings the reader from the first steps of introducing technology to your company all the way through to what you need to know for bidding for digital project delivery”, says Tara Flynn, Paul Flynn Construction Ltd., Chairperson of the Construction Professionals Skillnet.
“It provides check lists, “how to” guidance, links to resources, etc., so that you, or your staff, can clearly see what you need to do in your own company. The Construction Professionals Skillnet is delighted to bring this reworking and updating of CIF’s previous BIM guides to the sector in the belief that it will assist the transition of companies of all sizes to the use of digital technology”.
“European and national policies point towards digitalisation as the most achievable method of supporting an industrial transition to a more productive and sustainable economic sector. The challenges remain that construction consists of almost 50,000 enterprises with over 90% having less than 10 employees”, say Tim Ferris, Jones Engineering and Chair Construction 4.0 Committee, CIF. “This guide has been developed by construction companies to support your company’s journey towards a future model of service delivery that is underpinned by digital tools and processes. In this guide we aim to offer a simple guide to the framework of digital standards, tools and policies that exist to help you understand and navigate clients’ requirements.
The guide provides advice on how to structure and resource your team to support digital project delivery as well as how to commercially assess what digital project requirements entail. Having regard to the new hybrid working model the guide provides a concept of how to establish and set your teams up to maximise your operational efficiency with remote and dispersed operations. We hope that this guide goes some way to providing you with a useful ‘How To’ for new hires as well as a coordination reference for existing teams managing your projects”,.