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7 Reasons the Benefit of BIM Is Now

Posted on 06/01/2017 in Construction, Homebuilding - 0
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Building information modeling – or BIM – is a powerful business platform that uses 3D visualization to convey a building’s materials, construction, and architecture. Its complexity and power have made it ideal for large-scale commercial projects…but the time is coming for its use in single family and multifamily residential applications.

In a new piece for Multifamily Executive, Continuum Advisory Group’s Clark Ellis argues that time is now:

“The benefits of BIM greatly outweigh the risks. In fact, a deeply ingrained human flaw may be at the root of the reluctance of many to get started: Most of us tend to underestimate the risk of not changing our habits, behaviors, processes, strategies, and the like. At the same time, we overestimate the risk of change.”

By examining a mixture of technological advances, consumer demands and operational efficiencies, Clark outlines seven reasons your multifamily residential company could benefit from BIM.

Read the full article HERE.

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How to Breed Best-of-Breed

Posted on 07/23/2015 in Homebuilding - 1



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Creating a center of excellence isn’t easy, but it can be worth the investment of time and energy.
A center of excellence (COE) is a collaboration; it doesn’t touch just one part of an organization. To achieve this, an entire company needs to be activated, with participants being brought together with the goal of creating  innovation to address a business outcome.

While COEs can exist with specific start and end dates, most are intended to operate over a long period of time. The most critical factor determining the success of a COE is the clarity of its purpose and the importance of its mission. Given its nontraditional status in the organization, the COE does not have the luxury of a vague purpose and marginal mission. No organization should and most will not tolerate such a waste of time, resources, and money.

Unfortunately, in the homebuilding industry, examples of existing COEs are scarce. Many companies put significant efforts into process improvement, measurement, and training. However, most of these efforts fall short of a center of excellence.



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