Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Collaborative Solutions - DIGESTED JOINTLY

As more and more stakeholders in the built industry recognize the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) more and more of those stakeholders are attempting to adopt, adapt and implement BIM and IPD in the real world.  

Those efforts, typically undertaken by A Teams made up of Koolaid drinking BIM Evangelists and IPD Advocates, tend to be very successful.  However when the B Team / Second String / Replacement Players sub in for the A Team on subsequent projects implementation becomes a lot tougher.

Not surprisingly, advocates of BIM and IPD now contend "Built Culture" needs to change before we can successfully implement BIM and or IPD, or that the "Human Side of BIM" matters more, etc. etc.  This is all true.  But what is the solution?  How do we "Change the culture of the built industry?" Well, it's not easy.  But collaboratively pursuing solutions to the vexing and wicked problems faced by the built industry is a good place to start.  Collaborative Construction, of course, has been at this for a while now and we've developed a series of workshops, legal instruments and programs that support stakeholders interested in deploying BIM and IPD in the real world.

One of the key features of each Collaborative Construction workshop, legal agreement and or program is the pursuit of Collaborative Solutions.  Over the past several years we've tracked what works - and what doesn't - and as with most much of what we teach at Collaborative Construction the concept of Collaborative Solutions, and the mind set required to achieve Collaborative Solutions, has been boiled down to an acronym.  We say Collaborative Solutions are best DIGESTED JOINTLY.  

The image below summarizes the concept and the audio file linked below the image provides further insights.  Please share these ideas and contact us if you need help implementing BIM and or IPD in the future!

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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