Avoid delays with an early-stage risk analysis
A project of this magnitude should not run very badly because it costs a lot of money if the schedule shifts. According to Niels Uhrenfeldt, in such a large project there is no financial leeway for a shifting schedule as a result of which the different stages of the project can not be met.
“The BIM method is a prerequisite for our schedule. But it is also important in terms of risk management in the project phase, where we need to avoid that different contractors interrupt each other in their job responsibilities. Therefore, the whole building is subdivided into smaller sections. Computer software then manages the time, finances and staff on the ground. When something moves, it has consequences elsewhere and you can always follow it in the software day by day”, he says.
The ability to link knowledge makes it possible to get an overview of the project. But, of course, it costs a bit to use it. “However, the costs pay off quickly”, says Niels Uhrenfeldt. “With large projects, it can quickly cost millions of euros as the schedule shifts. So the cost of using this method quickly becomes savings. It will probably also be a matter, of course, to use it in many other places in relation to BEP (BIM Execution Plan) regulations. Moreover, more and more public constructions require the use of BIM. We already expect to use it for future construction projects around the university here in the city. The process was also the subject of a PhD project at Aalborg University, and it is wonderful to be able to use local methods”, he concludes.