How Operational BIMs Work

Construction PropTech

Each tab below details an autonomy use case for Construction PropTech. Process efficiency is cumulative with a collective benefit to stakeholders at each stage of the project.

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Project: Upgrade
Type: System
Component: Roofing

Technology Profile

Building data is accessible in the cloud with a minimum set of BIM data objects required to fully automate user processes for the system upgrade. The building and related service providers, manufacturers and suppliers are digitally identified for seamless authentication and anonymous interaction with data libraries [aka: via technology].

BIM data previously notified owner and management teams of the required systems upgrade with enough lead to plan, budget and schedule the project accordingly.

The process of build concept and approval injected soft notification of demand into the supply chain. Centrally connected project objectives continues to update supply side interests at each stage of preparation.

Construction is a dynamic process of assembling a team of third party service providers. Today, we can digitally link construction teams via identities assigned to the project, users and their companies for autonomous operations in construction and property management. Digital identity can authenticate access to build AI libraries, validate technology, provide supply chain logistics, track data consumption and analyze build demand.

Digital technologies used to automate user processes

BIM Files:

  • Property
  • Building
  • HVAC
  • Roofing
  • Rooftop
  • Service Providers
Platforms Users BIM
Scope of Work PM,M P,B,R,S
Bids & Analysis PM,C B,R
Project Estimating C P,B,R
Material Suppliers C R
Project Scheduling PM,C PM,S
Contract & Sign PM,C P,B,R
Construction Docs PM,C,M P,B,R
Insurance Docs PM,C,T PM,B
PM = Property Management
M = Manufacturers

C = Contractors
T = Technology

BIM Object [Roofing]:

  1. Substrate Low Slope (2/1)
  2. Parapet Walls (6/2)
  3. Pipe Penetrations (29/3)
  4. Sight Screen (1)
  5. Skylights Hatches (10/2)
  6. Vent Penetrations (30/4)
  7. Coping Metal (1)
  8. Waterproofing (2)

Legend : ( # Units / # Types)

Other BIM/AI Libraries:

  1. Product Manufacturer(s)
  2. Property Management
  3. Regulations/Regulators
  4. Banking & Insurance
  5. reserved
Task: Scope of Work
Manpower: 40-60 hrs
AI Requirement: 1 hr
Project Schedule: 6-9 mo
BIM Objects: Property (3)
Service Providers

It takes professional roof consultants a week or more to prepare a specification. Our property manager Debbie might encounter several more weeks of research to collect data for a scope of work. Artificial intelligence using data libraries from the BIM, product manufactures and regulators completes the task in an hour.

At this stage the manufacturers AI can inject product configuration details to satisfy the requirements for FM Insured, municipal and UL standards or regional weather conditions. These details become part of the Bill of Material (BOM) contractors use to calculate cost in the next step.

Supply side demand confidence is escalated and defined by a scope of work. In the case of systems and equipment like roofing, logistics updates a specific manufacturer(s) with site, product and delivery schedules. The deliverables for other types of construction can be less definitive until bid submission and contract execution.

Note: Use of Digital Identity also registers users, firms and projects providing transparency and control over data in the cloud. Here, the manufacturer is informed of who’s consuming data and zip code for deliverables.

Task: Pricing Model
Manpower: 16 hrs
AI Requirement: Minutes
Project Schedule: 4-6 mo
BIM Objects: Building
Service Providers

AI compares dozens of project variables to autonomously generate a pricing model complete with a scope of work and line items.

The complexity of field operations often requires adjustments to the process and at times its cost.

Construction PropTech AI minimizes the impact on project continuity by predicting potential change orders. And, having contractors price these options in a competitive environment during bid submission.

BIM and technical libraries of systems and equipment suppliers offer greater insight into market developments.

Task: Project Estimating
Manpower: 16 – 40 hrs
AI Requirement: 1 hr
Project Schedule: 2-4 mo
Platform: CaPSCi Enabled (any)
BIM Objects: Property (2)

In built, contractors are often the designer interacting with BIM objects for design. In addition, this project requires four BIM objects to generate a project price rate profile.

Contractors interact with three platforms to obtain technical details, verify current cost and determine equipment requirements. AI calculates manpower utilizing a bill of material extracted from BIM data. Collectively, the scope and line item rates are digitally entered in the property managers bid submission platform.

Task: Project Scheduling
Manpower: 20% – 40%
AI Requirement: Autonomous
Project Schedule: Duration
Platform: Multiple Integrated
BIM Objects: Property (3)
Service Providers

Service scheduling is one of the most time consuming tasks performed by property managers and contractors.

A small delay by one service provider, a tenant or weather can cost each stakeholder thousands of dollars.

Autonomous scheduling in such a diverse user environment requires a pseudo connection between stakeholders, the property and its projects.

Building information models offer a central point for industry collaboration around property operations. An environment completely agnostic to technologies emerging within property industries.

BIM secures data ownership, control and enables autonomous property operation.

Preparation is a part of the construction process!
Task: Document Deliverables
Manpower: 20 + 4 hrs/wk
AI Requirement: Autonomous
Project Schedule: Duration
Platform: Multiple Integrated
BIM Objects Updated: Property (1)
Service Providers

Documentation generated during any build project is the origination of BIM data.

Digitally connected, the process of build or in this case replacing the waterproofing, artificial intelligence assures the rapid and accurate exchange of project documentation between stakeholders and BIM storage containers.

The final SOW, Contractor Bids, specs and COI documents are added to the BIM with an updated Roofing BIM Object that starts a new schedule of inspections and maintenance performance requirements.

Digitized data is also shared with the PMs contract platform and incorporated into written agreements signed between buyers and service providers. Banking and insurance involvement in build are equally autonomous by leveraging the project identity.