Viewpoint recognises the importance of being able to rely on a partner who actively listens and continually improves its software, thereby enhancing the way you can do business. That’s why Viewpoint spends a considerable amount of time listening to customers and evolving software to better meet the needs of the market.
The newest version of Viewpoint For Projects was released on October 10th and you’re invited to learn about changes to the product and how they benefit you. This week Sales Engineer Ben Wallbank explores the EIR/BEP Tool:
The EIR / BEP Tool
Today’s construction industry procurement processes stipulate1 that not only should the requirements for the built asset be defined, but also those for the “soft” assets (data, the virtual asset model, documents and drawings). At Tender we can now expect that Employers Requirements will include an Employers Information Requirements (EIR) document setting out these deliverables. The design and construction team’s Contractors Proposal response should include a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) setting out how (and when) these requirements will be met.
The Information Planner in Viewpoint For Projects BIM Manager has now been enhanced with the addition of both an EIR and BEP writing tool. The tool enables both EIRs and BEPs to be written with ease. Standard clauses can be selected (with helpful hints for their use) or any bespoke clause written. The EIR and BEP, located inside the Common Data Environment (CDE), are then easily referred to by all parties collaborating on a project. Reference can be made in the certainty that all parties are all viewing identical and current versions of the EIR and BEP.
The most commonly referred to parts of the BEP, modelling protocols and naming conventions, have been made particularly easy to refer to: The modelling protocol allows the upload of IFC and native file types, the project origin and model units to be specified. The naming convention tool allows uploaded models to have their name validated in accordance with BS 1192 or any bespoke naming convention.
- Easy to use
- Single source of truth
- Standard Clauses
- Helpful hints
- BS/PAS 1192 compliant
Documents and the Information Planner
Those collaborating on a project have a huge challenge: The need to agree and define who is doing what and to what level of detail at each work stage. Each contributor is required to do this for their data, model and document deliverables. PAS 1192-2 calls this a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP). The team then need to agree a Master Information Delivery Programme (MIDP) for the project as a whole. Previously such deliverables have been recorded on multiple complex spreadsheets and are hard to co-ordinate, report upon and maintain.
For some time now BIM Manager’s Information Planner has been able to do this for the component elements of COBie (Data) and the component elements of the contributors models. This release completes the Level 2 BIM deliverables by adding the ability to do this for documents also. Progress at each work stage for all elements of both the TIDP and MIDP can then be monitored and reported upon. For instance, if a drawing is expected at a certain work stage and no such drawing has been uploaded to Viewpoint For Projects CDE by this date then this will be highlighted and can be reported upon. Viewpoint For Projects offers the collaborative team complete visibility on the agreed deliverables and progress on them and records all actions, uploads, tasks and reports upon them.
- Agree and monitor the delivery dates for documents as well as data and model elements.
- Easy to set up and maintain.
- Reporting on progress against all agreed deliverables.
- Complete transparency and visibility within the Common Data Environment for all team members.
- BS /PAS 1192 process compliant.