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BIM ChecklistBIM and Design-Build Project DeliveryIntroductionThis Building Information Modeling (BIM) Checklist is intended to be used as a guide for project stakeholders who arelooking to implement BIM/VDC in a design-build project. Since integration and collaboration are essential to design-build project delivery, this checklist helps users determine what BIM capabilities should be considered for all majorproject phases. The checklist addresses how each BIM capability may enable each of the following top 10 Design-Build Benefits on any given project.Singular Responsibility.With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, there is a single point ofresponsibility for quality, cost and schedule adherence. The purpose of a singular entity aligns with the design-buildcore concept of streamlining efforts, minimizing redundancy and latency and maintaining accountability for allstakeholders.Quality.The greater responsibility implicit in design-build serves as a motivation for high quality and the properperformance of process and building systems. Design-build equals or improves the quality over design-bid-build orCMR projects.Alignment of Design and Construction Professionals.Design and construction professionals are able to quicklyand proactively approach scope changes since the team is aligned more closely. Also, infusion of constructionknowledge into a design approach can result in a highly efficient design at early stages that carries through theconstruction efforts with regard to constructability, phasing and coordination.Cost Savings.In order to determine best value through planning, design and construction personnel, working as ateam, evaluate scope, size, alternative materials and methods efficiently and accurately, resulting in cost analysis,certainty and potential for reduced cost.Time Savings.Overlapping of design and construction can significantly reduce total project schedule, therebyaccelerating speed of product to market. With input and visual validation coming from both the design and constructionmembers of the design-build team, BIM further allows for team members to look at solutions to reduce scheduledurations and efficiency.Potential for Reduced Administrative Burden.Under a streamlined project delivery process, the potential exists fordesign-build to reduce the owner’s administrative burden.Early Knowledge of Firm Costs.Because the entity responsible for design is simultaneously estimating constructioncosts – and can accurately conceptualize the completed project – guaranteed construction costs are known far soonerthan traditionally possible. All depends on whether the project is designer-led or constructor-led. The design-build teamis responsible for estimating and schedule development.