Quality management in Information Management for producing information using BIM (Building Information Modelling) ensures that information meets the required quality standards.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of modelling the information of a built asset through digital means.
A Building Information Model (BIm) is a digital representation of a building or infrastructure asset, including information about its physical and functional characteristics. In simple terms, it is geometric and non-geometric information. The geometric information can be wholly 2D but typically a mix of 2D and 3D information. Non-geometric information, or data properties that can be attached to model elements.
Quality management in BIM involves the following:
- Defining quality standards: The first step in quality management is to define the quality standards the information produced using BIM should meet, including standards defining the information’s accuracy, completeness, and consistency.
- Establishing quality control procedures: Implementing Quality control procedures to ensure that the information produced using BIM meets the defined quality standards, including procedures for:
- ACCURATE – Checking the accuracy of the information,
- COMPLETE – Verifying the information’s completeness.
- CONSISTENT – ensuring consistency of delivery, including coordination and cross-referencing with other BIM information.
- Conducting quality assurance: Quality assurance involves reviewing the quality control procedures to ensure that they effectively confirm that the information produced using BIM meets the defined quality standards.
- Continuous improvement: Continuous improvement involves identifying areas for improvement in the quality management process and making changes to improve the quality of the information produced using BIM.
Overall, quality management for Information Management to produce information using BIM is essential to ensure that the information produced is accurate, complete, and consistent. It is critical for completing building and infrastructure projects to their requirements.
Quality Management is essentially Better Information Management.