What we did:Our scope of work essentially comprised of building a BIM model, to include clash detection and resolution, and vital coordination between the architectural, structural and services (MEPF) teams. For this, we leveraged our team of on-site as well as off-site coordinators and modelers, to create the resolutions of the model and build the model at LOD 300, respectively.
BIM Staff Augmentation | Onshore Offshore Working Model Hybrid
We at Excelize, are proud to say that we have done our bit to contribute to innovation in BIM services! We pioneered the concepts of the Offshore Working Model, the Dedicated Studio Model, and most recently, the Hybrid (onshore + offshore) Model.
Let us trace our evolution from the time we began operations as an architectural firm in 2004.
At the time, we provided CAD drafting and design management services to clients in the US and in India. This was the traditional working model where the majority of the work then was outsourced from the U.S. This was called the Offshore Working Model. We soon developed a robust mechanism to deliver outsourced design documentation works in AutoCAD and BIM in line with international standards.
Figure 1.0 Offshore working model
After more than a decade of experience in providing CAD and BIM services to global clients, we realized that clients kept coming back to us for repeat orders. In order to stay in tune with the changing needs of the industry, we created a key relationship management team that was completely dedicated to meeting the requirements of our marquee clients. Thus, the Dedicated Studio Working Model or BIM Staff Augmentation came into existence.
Figure 2.0 Dedicated Studio Working Model
The current model which finds its roots in the offshore working model contains an added element of onsite support to the client. Excelize extended its resource support to clients’ territory of work by sending a BIM project manager to clients’ overseas sites or offices. This is the new model – Onshore + Offshore Working Model (Hybrid).
Our years of experience in outsourcing and managing dedicated clients helped pioneer this effective and path-breaking concept of onshore plus offshore working model. It has proven to be the most effective way to manage outsourced projects.
Benefits of Hybrid Working Model
Due to the availability of an onsite BIM project manager during clients working hours, the communication is quick and effective and it helps:
- Addressing issues as soon as they surface on site.
- Helps the onsite team to coordinate and raise Request for Information (RFI) and respond to RFIs from subcontractors.
The on-site BIM project manager is part of the client’s team and shares a good interpersonal relationship with the client so he is able to:
- Solve complex structure constructability issues with BIM-enabled drawings.
- Resolve issues during construction or service installation.
The project manager’s proficiency in handling the BIM model helps the client and all stakeholders to understand complex designs in 3D, planning logistics on-site, maintain project schedules via 4D BIM. His technical expertise and high standards of quality help reduce costs and provide a quicker turnaround on projects.