BIM – Three Factors to Consider

BIM – Three Factors to Consider

Nov 7, 2013

Building Information Modeling – What Should You Ask For?

The most successful BIM workflows are achieved from sharing ideas and learning together. Here are three things every client should consider when requiring BIM:

1. Identify End User Wants and Needs:

Work with end users and facilities-management groups to identify wants and needs. Working with your CRB team, you will be able to fine tune this list into something that pushes for innovation, yet ensures the requirements are practical, fair, and reasonable within the existing state of the technology and standards.

2. Research Existing Contract Language:

In the United States alone there are more than twenty BIM requirements. Research how those standards align with your team’s needs and identify the common threads.

3. Only Ask for What you Need:

Asking for only what you need is more difficult than it sounds, because in the world of BIM there is gray area. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to be an expert in all parts of the process in order to ensure you get the product you envision. Focus on your end-goal.

By considering these three factors, you will be well on your way to creating requirements that will deliver what you need.


Through the use of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, CRB has enhanced our expertise to deliver the highest quality project during all phases of project life-cycle. At CRB, the BIM process is a personalized standard of care.

To learn more about implementation of BIM on your next project please contact John Grady, CRB Corporate BIM Manager at