October 9, 2013

Design review do we make the time?

The other day I attended a great Building Information Management conference, and one of the things that were brought up was document review, in other words being able to contemplate was the design proposes and does it answer all the questions that are being asked? As the speaker described 15 years or so “consultants” used to put a design documents in the post and that would give some breathing / reflexion time on the proposed design and its impact or implications, and tell the receiver if required, I have made some modification to the documents a fresh one is in the post.

I am a firm believer in stepping back from a design and having a think does this answer all the right questions? i.e. lifetime homes, the code , design intent and even some question I haven’t asked before as in the list of plain language question published by the BIMA digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle from inception onward. task group.

But this is just me “thinking out loud” in the real world there isn’t enough time, we have to hurry to the next task/ project, maybe the point is that an allowance for reviewing the information must be made at level 00 strategy as stated in the BIM process map. Your thoughts…