NEWS: 4Projects features ‘BIM Level 2 compliance’

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Latest release of collaborative project management solution said to help contractors meet UK government requirements

The latest 4Projects release is said to provide critical features to meet BIM Level 2 compliance, a precondition of winning government construction projects by 2016 in the UK.

4Projects is a collaborative project management solution designed to integrate the entire project team – owners, architects, construction managers, engineers, and subcontractors – to facilitate a collaborative building effort. Features include Document Control, Project Communications, BIM viewing and management, and mobile capabilities.

4Project’s BIM Information Planner is designed to bring the management of the model information into a collaborative environment. It allows project managers to assign roles as well as establish and track which deliverables are required at different stages of the project and to what level of detail.

“We realize that all levels in the construction supply chain will need to demonstrate BIM Level 2 compliance in the next year and we are focused on helping contractors on government projects, as well as private sector contractors, meet these requirements,” stated Rob Humphreys, vice president of global product management at Viewpoint. “By allowing entire project teams to walk through models and quickly coordinate and update information, identify risks, and quickly assign, track, and manage tasks to resolution, we help customers meet this compliance.

“The 4Projects BIM solution also helps project managers save time by identifying and validating whether the information they are receiving is what was requested, avoiding errors and interruptions later on,” he adds.

Additional BIM viewing and management updates include:

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Model Differencing, which allows users to quickly identify changes between 3D model revisions with colour-coded tracking to help ensure the changes requested are reflected in the model.

A Model Measurement Tool in the Model Viewer, which helps team members gather dimensions when in the field, taking point-to-point measurements from models using snap points.

A File Name Checking Tool, which allows administrators of the Information Planner to set file name requirements to help guarantee all models in the BIM container follow the required naming convention, which helps users find files needed.

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