Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ building SMARTalliance®, defines BIM as:

A digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.

BIM is well on its way to making 2D CAD obsolete and the technology is sufficiently complex and dynamic that it has become increasingly difficult to develop and manage the laws surrounding it.

Hurtado Zimmerman has committed to helping assist in the evolution of technology and few firms—even at the international level—have a better understanding of the legal complexities surrounding BIM.

Integrating use of BIM into your contracts

Rely on Hurtado Zimmerman to:

  • Understand the nuances of the specific BIM technology used for your construction project.
  • Explore how its use will affect the project and use these insights to develop meaningful contract terms that allow all parties to leverage the best value from BIM (and related 3D applications).
  • Create a comprehensive BIM Project Execution Plan—the central contract document for the best value life cycle BIM implementation
    • Defining scope of BIM implementation and task responsibilities
    • Identifying process flow for BIM tasks
    • Defining information exchanges between parties
    • Describing required technology infrastructure to support BIM implementation
  • Handling disputes related to BIM model development, auxiliary deliverables, hardware, software and access and operation and maintenance/post-occupancy BIM issues