BIM EXCHANGE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS PROTOCOL
Year: 2020 | Client: Zalando SE |
Firms: Zalando SE |
The project consists in to provide to Zalando SE the best way to start implementing BIM methodology from the organization to all the stakeholders that will part of Zalando SE projects, for Logistic-Warehouse-Office Centers.
The scope of works performed is divided in various topics:
- EIR DEVELOPMENT + COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
- BEP TEMPLATE FOR WAREHOUSE CENTERS
- WORKSHOPS FOR BIM IMPLEMENTATION
- BIM MODELLING FOR LOGISTIC CENTER – LOD300
- BIM-VR INTERACTIVE APPLICATION
- BIM FOR FM AND INTEGRATION WITH CAFM
- POWERBIM PROTOTYPE FOR CAFM – BMS / IOT
The works implemented provide to Zalando SE a complete roadmap to go in order to achieve the main objective to implement BIM in the company for all lifecycle of Logistic Buildings projects, for all stakeholders, and to create the best possible basis for future incoming projects.
The EIR / BEP templates and guideline documentation have been led by Fernando Morales and Eloi Coloma. The result have been satisfactory and profitable for the customer.
Appointing Parties vs Appointed Parties
One of the interesting points discussed with the client in the BIM standardization project implementation, was if using ISO 19650 will help or will be more confussed to explain important concepts for the client but also for the stakeholders.
One of the more important topics in the EIR is correctly define the roles in the project regarding BIM methodology. There are a lot of preconceived definitions about this, more clear but not standardized like the new terms registered in the ISO 19650 regarding the appointing and appointed parties, we decided together to rely in the ISO instead these words are not common used, but because the guidelines will be used mainly by BIM experts and consultants, it could be a good idea to use this structure of roles because it offers a good solution to solve complex role structures in projects with many departments, contracts / subcontracs and assignments of responsibilities in an effective way.
A very important task that implies the difference between the sucess or the failure of a BIM implementation have been the workshop sessions that have been done with the people of different departments of the client.
The “in person” sessions have been schedulled strategically to be the more efficient and productive in time and content, to give the appropiate messages and transfer the knowledge in a short time, combining teorical approach together with practical samples to test the concepts directly in BIM models, deliverables and documentation that have been prepared in paralel to the workshops.
BIM Prototype Modeling
In order to manage multiple complex and big projects at the same time, Zalando SE needs to standardize the processes, protocols, methodology and resulting BIM Models, that should be with an unified structuration, databases and deliverables from different disciplines and stakeholders.
What BIM6D has provided to Zalando SE is a referencial BIM model that cumplies with the EIR (exchange information requirements) defined for them, so Zalando SE can share to contractors (Lead Apointed Parties) as a referece and basis of what is expected from them.See the BIM Modeling Project
Zalando SE has innovation in its ADN, not only for fashion, but for the Construction and Facility Management sector in where the company is involved. They are interested in to explore how BIM models can be used in inmersive experiences, what could be the use cases by using digitalization more further than typical deliverables for technical development.
BIM6D has created a complex an complete project of VR inmersive experience from the BIM protoype modeling of a Zalando SE warehouse, and created a multiuser an interactive app with BIM models, a challenging project in where some difficulties have been faced (the huge size of the building and the accesibility to standardized data) and sucessfully solvedSee the VR Project
POWERBIM DigitalTwin platform is about taking control of DATA, and this what Zalando SE was pursuing. Once the EIR (exchange information requirements) is defined and database that BIM models should contain are expected to be the same for all BIM models, we can automate data analytics from POWERBIM templates.
We have demostrated to Zalando SE the benefits of using our platform to ensure the Quality of Data in big and diverse models, and to analyse data for specific use cases: Construction and Facility Management.See the POWERBIM project