‘I can hear you are all saying, What!’
Here’s what I am thinking and we have all been thinking it, I think. Back in the CAD days we used to use 20% of the commands to perform 80% of the work. We were called Power User! So let’s examine the 180 twist in two parts, on a construction project.
Above we have what I believe is the most important image in the BIM 360 Field slide deck. It tells us that BIM 360 Field aims to reduce the risk of six common project factors. One of those factors is Time. In short, BIM 360 Field will reduce the risk of the project overrunning. This is the first part of the twist.
So if we know that our project schedule will not be compromised, we can say that we don’t need to jump into digging holes for fear of not completing on time. That may be a bit far-fetched but what if we spent 80% of time designing and 20% building during the construction project.
Even I know that was a serious statement and for the most part, might even be unreasonable. If BIM 360 Field can help us reduce risks during the build phase, we should be able to concentrate more on the design phase. That is the other part of the twist. The main goal of course, is to reduce the duration of the build phase (by using BIM 360 Field) and thereby reduce the overall project time, which can only be a good thing.
So on future construction projects using BIM 360 Field, try the 80 -20 rule or maybe 70 – 30, you get the picture.
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