BIR Leaflet 5 – BIM Transition

Building Information Council (Bouw Informatie Raad - BIR)

The Building Information Council (Bouw Informatie Raad, or BIR) promotes widespread application of BIM in the Dutch construction and infrastructure industry. BIR is a unique partnership between various stakeholders in the construction industry, where the members represent both their construction industry segment and their own company. They make practical agreements that are in the interests of the entire industry and ensure these are implemented within their own segment. The partnership focuses on implementing BIM to strengthen the quality, continuity and competitive position of the Dutch construction and infrastructure industry. The resources cotained on the website help to accelerate the development and adoption of BIM within the Netherlands.

Making the transition to working with BIM will greatly benefit an organization. A successful BIM implementation will make the exchange of digital information more efficient. This, in turn, will contribute to minimizing failure costs, minimizing loss of information and clarifying workflows and schedules. Implementing BIM will have an impact on an organization, and investments (in the IT department and in education) will have to be made and the way the company and its employees work (together) will change. These changes require extra effort from staff, managing this transition properly is the key to success. This leaflet lays out a series of steps that will help you manage this process.