Buyout, Scoping, and Cost Recovery Recommendations for BIM360

Below are some recommendations and considerations for buyout, scoping and cost recovery:

1. Try to obtain buy-in from the Client/Architect, or better yet, get the client to incorporate the requirement for the Architect/Consultants to use BIM 360 for field observation reports, Architectural Punchlist, etc.

2. Consider incorporating BIM 360 Glue language (replacing Navisworks) into your project-specific scoping documents, such as Attachment M, etc.

3. Consider incorporating the following language in Section 10 of Attachment:

Subcontractor is responsible for maintaining any assigned issues and tasks, and publishing BIM data to support coordination within Swinerton Builders’ Autodesk BIM 360 platform (or similar). Subcontractor will be responsible for all web or mobile device-based input required to bring issues and tasks to closure.


4. Consider incorporating the following language in Standard Scope C:

Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field are web and mobile-based applications used to manage BIM Coordination, Clash Avoidance, Quality Control, Safety, Commissioning, and Punchlist. Swinerton Builders’ use of these collaboration tools aims to simplify and streamline these processes by eliminating duplication of data entry and file management while further empowering all field personnel with the information they need while in the field. Please refer to Attachment M and Attachment G for additional requirements related to the use of the BIM 360 platform. Subcontractors shall include $X,XXX (adjust this rate for what makes sense on your project) for usage of the Autodesk BIM 360 platform (or similar).


5. Contact your local operating group’s purchaser of mobile phones in order to purchase iPads.