Structured Implementation Process
The Structured Implementation Process (SIP) was developed by Pacific Alliance and refined through implementation engagements with a wide range of clients. The Structured Implementation Process consists of a number of steps which can be tailored to meet your project need. The key deliverable is a completed BIM project for your client – as a result our services are often charged through to the development project.
Although there are similarities between implementations, every firm is different. To customize an implementation, Pacific Alliance will sit down with you to understand your project, people and processes.
During the discovery phase, Pacific Alliance will set up a roundtable with all the stakeholders from your organization, at all levels, to meet and commit to a common understanding of what will determine the success of the implementation. The resulting Project Charter will guide the implementation.
Training Pre-work and Project Set-up
Working with you, we will help establish the standards that need to be employed in this project. Once established, we will create a template that utilizes these standards to streamline project start-up. Working from this template, and your project data, we will conduct the below training.
Essentials Training is typically a 3-day hands-on, classroom-based course, available for each Autodesk BIM product (Revit, Civil3D, Navisworks, etc.). Topics covered can be viewed on our course syllabus; however, based on the initial assessment, course material can be adjusted to meet specific requirements.
It is recommended that the project team commence work on a project as soon as possible after Essentials Training. The project team will revise the project set-up. Proper set-up is critical to a successful start-up; an investment at the beginning can save much frustration later.
Over the years, Pacific Alliance has determined that Essentials Training, while sufficient to get a project started, is not sufficient for solving detailed or complex problems that inevitably emerge when working on a BIM project in Revit or Civil 3D. It is recommended that users take Specialized Training on project-specific topics 1-2 weeks after the commencement of a project.
The main benefit of using a BIM approach to project design is the collaboration potential of Civil3D and Revit. Teams involving architects, structural engineers and/or MEP professionals will meet to collaborate and understand the procedures for working together in Revit. And teams involving civil engineers, structural engineers and/or bridge engineers will meet to collaborate and understand the procedures for working together in Civil3D.
During the course of the project, Pacific Alliance strongly advocates scheduling regular, on-site or online mentoring with a Pacific Alliance technical consultant. This mentoring process is a unique and proven process offered by Pacific Alliance.
Reviews & Project Tracking
The final step involves Pacific Alliance conducting periodic reviews, tracking a project’s process and conducting a final review at the completion of a project. Ongoing assessment is critical to ensure the success of your BIM implementation.