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Better information management key to success

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15 Oct 2017

“I see cost, waste and carbon all being the same. If you reduce the amount of vehicle movements on a construction site you save time, money and emissions,” says Guy Hammersley, formerly BRE Executive Director & Group Director for BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Better information management key to success

According to Guy Hammersley, BIM is all about collaboration and better information management. Otherwise you get mistakes, reworking, clashes and inefficiency. “It’s waste! It’s waste material, waste time and waste effort. It costs time, it costs money and it results in more carbon.”

BIM utilizes information-rich models through collaborative working processes in order to improve the quality of information provided at the design, construction and operational phases in construction projects to save costs by eliminating waste.

“If we can improve information management, we can add value to a project and reduce carbon. And if we can convince the clients of all the huge benefits, I think that we can get them on board. They will then require BIM and it will drive down through the supply chain.”

About BRE

BRE is an international, multi-disciplinary building science organization with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation and their application. We use our cutting edge collaborative research to develop a range of digital products, services, standards and qualifications which are adopted around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.

See Guy Hammersley talking about the benefits of Building Information Modeling in the 14th episode of Construction Climate Talks here. The episode is also released on CCC YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Construction Climate Talks series by the Construction Climate Challenge initiative highlights some of the most important issues in climate sustainability today. See all the previous episodes here.

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The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry value chain and provide funding for environmental research. The Construction Climate Challenge is a part of the Volvo CE commitment to WWF’s Climate Savers Program.


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