Built Environment Life-Management, BIM, LEAN, and Efficient Project Delivery

Very interesting and well documented

LEAN Construction Project Delivery Methods - Job Order Contracting, IPD, 5D BIM

Life-cycle Management 101

Discrepancies in construction delivery methods and contracts lead to the failure of BIM, or many/most facility renovation, repair projects. It is time to rethink the contractual context for efficient construction project delivery.

Construction delivery methods and their associated processes and contractual documents are directly linked to the success or failure of any project.  The business strategy leading to the integration of previously disparate competencies, business processes, technologies, and teams is the primary goal of a BIM execution plan. Attaining the requisite level of convergence requires a common language (ontology) and a shared set of goals among project stakeholders. A sample list of stakeholders includes Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Build Product Manufacturers, Technology Providers and Oversight Groups.


BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. An expanded definition of BIM has been proposed by the United States…

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