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Bilal Succar
Melbourne, Australia
I’m a strategic BIM consultant with extensive experience in BIM performance assessment and improvement. I'm also an avid BIM researcher, facilitator, visual communicator and a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle.
Interests: Building Information Modelling, knowledge management, visual thinking, knowledge modelling, capability/maturity assessment, process improvement, performance improvement, change management, BIM education
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an essential part of the construction procurement process. However, when BIM deliverables are indiscriminately injected into the scope of services of project players, or across the construction supply chain, a BIM scope creep will occur...By guest author Rexter Retana. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at BIM ThinkSpace
Hi Konrad, The ASCE chapter is hopelessly late. It was supposed to be published in early 2014, then June 2014 and - now mid August - it's still not publicly available. I'll email you a link to download an earlier draft. Bilal
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The BIM framework is a collection of interrelated conceptual constructs - models, taxonomies, classifications, and dictionaries - glued together by a common conceptual ontology. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The Macro Maturity Components model identifies eight complementary components for measuring and establishing the BIM maturity of whole markets. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The BIM Knowledge Content (BKC) is a specialized taxonomy with several classifications. The main classification identifies three knowledge content clusters (guides, protocols and mandates) which are subdivided into eighteen knowledge content labels (e.g. report, manual, and contract). Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at BIM Framework
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BIM diffusion within organizations and across markets is typically understood to be either top-down or bottom-up. However, there is a third and quite powerful dynamic that needs to be acknowledged. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at BIM ThinkSpace
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Noteworthy BIM publications (NBP)s are publically-available documents developed by various industry and academic entities; aimed at a wide audience; and intended to promote BIM understanding, regulate BIM implementation or mandate BIM requirements. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at BIM Framework
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This conceptual model represents BIM learning as a triangular interaction between BIM learners, BIM learning providers and the BIM learning spectrum. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The collaborative education framework (CEF) has been developed as a joint effort between academia and industry in Australia. CEF was first published as part of the AIA/CA BIM in Practice, BIM Education position papers (AIA/CA, 2012) and is built around the principles, models, taxonomies, and classifications of the BIM Framework. CEF includes six main complementary components. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The Competency-based workflow uses BIM competency items from across several Competency Sets to clarify a specific process - how to initiate a collaborative BIM project. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The Triple A Competency Model is a knowledge engine which uses structured BIM competency items to perform three complementary actions: competency Acquisition, competency Application and competency Assessment. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at BIM Framework
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This Competency Units of Analysis is a conceptual model identifies several units for the purposes of competency analysis. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at BIM Framework
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There are three Competency Tiers within the Competency Hierarchy - Core, Domain and Execution: The CORE Competencies Tier reflects the personal abilities of individuals enabling them to conduct a measureable activity or deliver a measurable outcome. This core tier is subdivided into the following four competency sets: Foundational traits –... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The BIM Competency Hierarchy includes three BIM competency tiers which are divided into several BIM competency sets which are, in turn, subdivided into BIM competency topics. These tiers, sets, topics - and their granular subdivision into competency items - represent all the measureable abilities, outcomes and activities of individuals who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The Competency Flow model describes how individual competencies can be identified, classified, aggregated and then used/re-used. The model depicts a worklfow underlying a competecny multiuse framework with several componenets including: Competency Identification through analysing job advertisement; dissecting BIM-specific roles as defined within BIM guides, BIM management plans and similar documents;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at BIM Framework
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The Individual Competency Index (ICI) measures both conceptual knowledge (referred to as knowledge) and procedural knowledge (referred to as skill) which are needed by individuals in order to perform a defined activity or deliver a measureable outcome. The ICI identifies five competency levels (0-4): Level 0 (none) denotes a lack... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at BIM Framework
Hi Marina, Thank you for your kind offer; we'll certainly benefit from your experience if/when the research expands to include Russia...Bilal
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Updated April 18, 2014...The BIM Maturity Matrix (BIm³) is a knowledge tool which incorporates many BIM Framework components for the purpose of performance measurement and improvement: BIM Capability Sets; BIM Maturity Index; Organizational Hierarchy; and BIM Capability Stages. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at BIM Framework
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Updated April 14, 2014...This graphic provides a visual explanation of the BIM Capability Sets as derived from BIM Fields, BIM Stages and BIM Lenses. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at BIM Framework
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Updated April 18, 2014... BIM Capability Sets is a taxonomy representing BIM Player’s abilities to satisfy a BIM Requirement or generate a BIM Deliverable. A BIM Capability Set is a hierarchical collection of macro BIM abilities identified using the BIM Framework ( (refer to Structure of BIM Capability Sets) for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at BIM Framework
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Full-Size Image (1.6MB) The Organizational Hierarchy is a conceptual model based on the Organizational Scales' taxonomy which identifies 12 organizational scales ranging from Markets (OrgScale 1, the largest) to Individuals (OrgScale 12, the smallest). The hierarchy is used as a Scoping Lens to isolate a specific scale of BIM Players... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at BIM Framework
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The BIM Maturity Index (BIMMI) is a conceptual model depicting five distinct Maturity Levels: (a) Initial/ Ad-hoc, (b) Defined, (c) Managed, (d) Integrated and (e) Optimized. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at BIM Framework
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Building information models (note Models not Modelling) are a collection of objects represent ing physical elements like doors, columns and their host spaces. BIModels encapsulate a level of machine ‘intelligence’ in how these objects and spaces relate to each other. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at BIM Framework
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Construction projects pass through three major lifecycle phases: Design [D], Construction [C] and Operations [O]. These phases are also subdivided into sub-phases which are in turn further subdivided into activities, sub-activities and tasks. This conceptual model depicts the effects of BIM on project lifecycle phases over the three BIM Stages. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at BIM Framework
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The three BIM Fields overlap as they share players and deliverables. This overlap between fields occurs when: (1) A deliverable requires players from two or more fields. For example, the development and implementation of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) across the construction industry require the joint efforts of Policy players (researchers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at BIM Framework