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BIM Knowledge Transfer Partnership

The Background

A BIM Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a service helping a AEC Company to improve its competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the Building Simulation Lab’s Knowledge Base.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. BIM KTP can deliver significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets.

There are three principle players within a BIM knowledge transfer partnership:

  • AEC Buisness partner - This is usually a AEC Company (including not-for-profit) but in some cases, it can be an Education Organisation or a Local Authority. Building Simulation Lab’s KTPs can support a broad cross-section of organisations, regardless of size.
  • Knowledge-base partner - This is Building Simulation Lab Ltd, a company that offers services worldwide in the areas of Design Thinking, BIM, CAD, CAM, Modelling, Simulation, R&D and Training.
  • KTP Associate(s) Each partnership assigns one or more high caliber Associates, transferring the knowledge the company is seeking into the business via a strategic project.

Rationale for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Effective innovation (the successful commercial exploitation of new ideas such as BIM) involves knowledge, technology, skills, and adaptability to implement it, which is not always embodied in equipment or codified in an easily transferable form.

People embody the skills and often the real know-how to effect innovative change in businesses. Knowledge developed or improved in academic institutions and specialist consulting companies (knowledge base) may need extensive or intensive adaptation to particular business applications. A qualified person with a direct link to these sources is the ideal transfer agent. Human capital and the needed Knowledge Base are the strongest advantages Building Simulation Lab can offer.

The ability of a project-based business in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) to deliver projects to scope, on time and within budget is crucial to its success. BIM is the latest development that can assist you to achieve that throughout all stages of a project’s lifecycle.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach that combines 3D design, simulation, and complex data management in a real-time, single collaborative environment - providing a digital prototype of an actual building before it is built. BIM allows all players from key building development disciplines - including design, fabrication, manufacturing, and installation to optimise the art of façade design, improve profitability and productivity while adhering to complex engineering principles.   

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