Having the experience as a business leader and a fire safety engineer, Fredrik Hiort is the obvious choice to turn to when we want to know more about how to bring business to new heights. Here are a few of his thoughts in why fire safety design should be integrated into the BIM model.
- DO IT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING – FEWER MISTAKES SAVES MONEY
Fire information produced and shared by the fire engineer reduces the risk of errors and misunderstandings that can create costly corrections - costs that normally increase exponentially against how late in the design, or even worse construction, process they are discovered and corrected.
- CORRECT INFORMATION IN THE DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS SAVES MONEY
In the review process (collision control), the fire information gives a clear common and correct picture of the impact of the fire protection on other design disciplines. Seeing the overall picture gives the opportunity to focus on improved and more efficient system solutions.
- RIGHT INFORMATION IN PRODUCTION SAVES TIME AND MONEY
Being able to follow up and document the design of the production against the correct information makes it easier and more efficient to do the right thing. Saves time and money
Of course, the business perspective is just one of many concerning fire safety and BIM. Stay tuned as we in the future look into safety, sustainability, workflow efficiency and much more!