There is an opportunity with the owner to utilise the model for management of the facilities of the building after it has been occupied.
Like, monitoring of the mechanical system cycle for maintenance and also the specification of equipment can be done just on a click. However, it has been seen that there is a certain increase in the effort to involve such level of intelligence into the model.
It is important for the project manager to ensure that all the expectations can be understood clearly at the early stage and can also be spelt out in terms of the scope of contract and work. BIM has the capability to become a major advancement in the industry. As the 3D models are able to show the facilities even before they are created the shortcoming of 2D processes have chances of getting eliminated. The processes also have the capacity to improve coordination. This shall help in reducing the questions related to construction which shall lead to a reduction in terms of length of construction and also change orders.
Even for this process to remain successful the manager is not expected to be an expert but shall definitely be an expert in analysing the effects of BIM in terms of management of the process. By having the understanding of the process and also by knowing when the decisions are to be made the project manager shall be able to make the best use of BIM.