How a BIM Process Update Impacted more than Productivity and Efficiency. Discover how Graitec helped GKC Architecture & Design implement, manage, and optimize BIM technology and workflows to help them reach their own customers' objectives in terms of project scope, budget, and schedule.
Company : GKC Architecture and Design
Location : Montreal, Canada
After implementing Revit over 10 years ago, GKC made the bold choice to quickly become one of the first all-BIM firms in the province of Quebec. As the industry continued moving to BIM, GKC Architects were faced with 2 challenges: holding on to valuable human capital and managing growth. As years passed, the firm was faced with disruption and clashes between teammates, as skilled newcomers with different backgrounds and experience had their own way of doing things. They called Graitec for help.
As a first step, GKC needed to understand their options in terms of new technology and best strategies to standardize and optimize BIM processes for improved collaboration, productivity, efficiency and quality deliverables. Managing change skillfully and tactfully was paramount.
Graitec’s mandate started with an audit, which included: interviews with principals and management, analysis of processes, tools, past projects, evaluation of team members’ proficiency on software, and more. After careful consideration of the proposed action plan, GKC felt the company could benefit from: updates to the Revit template and internal processes, Revit Essentials classes for the entire office (even the experts), and Revit family creation, Navisworks and Dynamo training for select use.