Monday, September 24, 2012

Who is the Owner

Melanie wrote a nice post earlier today. She asked:

Question: What does an owner want from BIM?
Answer: The same thing they wanted from CAD.

Which she says begs another question: Who is the Owner?

It isn't usually a simple answer like: "Let me introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith. We'll be designing their house." They are the owner and you've got to please them, unless they give their kids any say. If so you know which rooms will be the biggest!

She lists a bunch of people that the software and design industry may overlook too often, or at least focus on others too often, in their quest to satisfy this "owner" person.

Nice job Melanie!

1 comment:

Melanie Perry said...

Thank you, Steve.
I have been on the committee of a local BIM council, and I invited one of our Senior PMs to speak and a few times he had to specify that he was only speaking for his needs in his role, and not for all of the stakeholders, as we all need something else.
So, I promised to write a blog post to clarify for the designers who may not have any idea how many people use their documents.