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Friday, December 31, 2010

Non-Conformant Work Wastes Assets in Construction #BIM




Welcome to post #961.  Yes, I managed to write as many blog posts this year as last.  I didn't hit my magic 1,000, but I managed to equal last years efforts.  So, speaking of effort, this is a great snippet from a post from Vela Systems, one of my favorite partners.  They're a huge part of the future of construction.  If you're a contractor reading this, pay attention.  They'll really help you make more money.  Don't forget to tell them you found them via Revit3D.com so I can get commission for the sale.

I love what Adam wrote here.  "The cost of quality is the expense of doing things wrong."  What a mind blowing concept.  While so many people complain about the cost of Revit software, subscription and training, do those same people quantify the expense of doing things wrong, doing them over, addendums, RFIs and change orders?  How hypocritical of an entire industry to shun technology and then cost billions of dollars in lost productivity, rework, waste and inefficiency.

I'm only being harsh because I care.  If I didn't care, this blog would be about how wonderful AutoCAD Architecture is, how easy it is to implement and how it's the truest form of BIM there is.  Yes, I know, all false.  But you know that because you went through the pain of switching from ADT to Revit.  As if it's really a stepping stone for those not ready for Revit and BIM.  Luckily, all of those kids in school started with Revit and never touched CAD.  I wonder how that will affect their job prospects in the next few years.

Source: http://www.velasystems.com/construction-field-mobility-blog/2010/12/non-conformant-work-wastes-assets-in-construction/
Yes, quality is in fact free.

"We're only paid to do it once!"

Here are five questions to you:
  1. Does your project team understand that quality is free – the cost of quality is the expense of doing things wrong?
  2. Who bears the expense of doing things wrong on your projects?
  3. Is it important to measure the expense of doing things wrong on your projects?
  4. How do you measure the expense of doing things wrong on your projects?
  5. What would you estimate the expense of doing things wrong as a percentage of total project cost?
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1 comments:

Jimmy,  January 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Can you do Autodesk Buzzsaw vs Velasystems comparison?

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