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22. Apr 2016

Avo Ambur: as things stand today, the contractor has to take responsibility even for things the client himself has commissioned

Today, at Estonia’s largest BIM conference BIMsummit, Avo Ambur from Nordecon said, that in Estonia it is important to make clear who is responsible for what part of the construction – for example, does the engineer answer for the design or does the contractor take the final responsibility. Avo Ambur participated in a debate “What motivates BIM implementation in Estonia?” with Reet Kalmet, Virgo Sulakatko, Indrek Moorats and Merylin Rüütli. The debate was headed by Jaanus Uiga.

Today, at Estonia’s largest BIM conference BIMsummit, Avo Ambur from Nordecon said, that in Estonia it is important to make clear who is responsible for what part of the construction – for example, does the engineer answer for the design or does the contractor  take the final responsibility. Avo Ambur participated in a debate “What motivates BIM implementation in Estonia?” with Reet Kalmet, Virgo Sulakatko, Indrek Moorats and Merylin Rüütli. The debate was headed by Jaanus Uiga.

“In building information modeling and in construction in general, the question is, does the engineer answer for the project or does the contractor take the final responsibility,” board member of Nordecon AS Avo Ambur said. “As things stand today, the contractor has to take responsibility even for things the client himself has commissioned. We do not use a general construction project coordinator – different parts of the construction go through different expert assessments, but no one puts them together nor looks at the design as a whole. The contractor is given the assessment results and told – now implement them. The client should have everything checked in the design stage.”

“When implementing BIM, it is important that the requests and requirements of the client be taken into consideration from the start. It is also important to make clear to which extent the model should be made: in what capacity and for which sites. Not everything needs to be in the model, only things that are important and bring most benefit,” Avo Ambur stated.

“As a construction company that aims to be innovative, at least by our opinion, Nordecon has to use the model,” Avo Ambur noted. “Now we have started to understand what BIM is and where it can lead. Above all we see most use of building information modeling on the construction site – the work is as effective as possible. Not correcting the mistakes, but avoiding them. At the moment, Nordecon as 4-5 active building projects where we are implementing BIM actively, in road construction it has worked for years.”

Today and tomorrow BIMsummit conference is held in Tallinn, where experts from USA, Germany, Great Britain and Estonia will give presentations. Implementing BIM technology (Building Information Modeling) gives an opportunity to bring all the parties of a building project together as one team – with building information modelling the whole work cycle from design to maintenance of the building is more easily traced and managed.

René Schumann, Erik Sanford, Jeremy Thibodeau, Fred Mills, Reet Kalmet, Silver Neemelo, Andrus Kõresaar, Avo Ambur and Virgo Sulakatko among others will share their experiences at BIMsummit. Attending the conference will give 26 EEL continuing education credits.