One of the advantages offered by Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the engineering and construction industry is the capability to virtually plan and build a project before actual execution of work. BIM provides AWP practitioners with a completed model of final deliverables, offering visual foresight of access, laydown, crane staging, and various other construction sequencing challenges, enabling the formation of a more robust execution plan.
BIM models can be used to store information specific to the AWP process, serving as a repository of planning information in a visual format. Some ways to leverage the capabilities of a BIM model to strengthen the AWP planning process include:
Design the Plant Design Management System (PDMS), the spinal data pathway that connects model components with the model classification structure, to complement the AWP process. For example, through the PDMS selection tree – a dialog box available in most BIM software - one can select a particular data d...
AWP is a disciplined approach aiming to improve project productivity and predictability by aligning planning and execution activities throughout the project lifecycle, from project setup to startup and turnover. It is the overall process flow of the development of work packages in a staged, planned and executable process that systematically accounts for engineering, procurement and construction perspectives.