For millennia, organisations whether at individual, team or business level, have been interested in ways to enhance their performance. This measurement of performance is relevant to a variety of sectors including Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC). With BIM being credited with the transformation capabilities within the AEC industry, and being seen as an evolving collection of ideas and tools, it has become necessary to assess its implementation.
Within the UK, the government mandated that all centrally funded public projects be delivered to BIM Level 2 maturity by April 2016. Although the April deadline has passed, the race is on for organisations to pass the mandated assessment. It is therefore imperative for businesses to be able to monitor and measure BIM implementations within their organisations to ensure they meet these requirements. Hence there is a need for BIM Capability and Maturity Models, or Tools based on them, to assess organisations.
As part of his MSc Building Information Modelling Management (BIMM), Sean McCormick, Senior BIM Advisor at the BRE, researched the effects of organisational attributes on a selection of BIM Capability and Maturity Models within the UK. His research provides a comprehensive analysis and comparison of BIM Capability Maturity Models (CMM) and the Tools based on them; up to and including organisational level used within the UK AEC sector. The analysis highlights the strengths and weaknesses of a selection of BIM CMMs and Tools, allowing for a greater understanding of the different models and tools available, their suitability for different types of organisations, and thus enabling organisations to make an informed decision as to which one(s) to use.
The webinar, delivered by Sean, will provide a high-level overview of this research and its findings. The conclusion will attempt to answer some plain language questions for businesses searching for an appropriate BIM CMM or Tool to enable BIM Level 2 adoption. These questions include ‘do they all provide the same improvement levels that purportedly bring business benefits to their adopters?’, or ‘do they all assess against the same capabilities of BIM such as people, process and technology?’; and ‘can they all be used at the same BIM granularity levels and for all organisational types?’