BIM 5 - Roles of the task team

15 March 2018 Kingspan Insulation UK

Welcome to our new BIM series BIM 5. The idea behind this series is to give you a simple and easy way of understanding a number of topics related to BIM, without the excessive jargon. Each article will consist of five points to do with a specific topic; these can be anything from information on standards to our experiences with BIM. If you have any questions you would like to see answered in future articles, just let us know.

In the first BIM 5 article we looked at the roles within the project team, and now we are going to look at the job roles within the task team.

1. What is a task team?

A task team is any team assembled by the project team to complete a task, for example an architectural task team. Similarly to a project team, these are also usually made up of 4 different roles. As mentioned in the last blog these are job roles not job titles so more than one role can be done by one person. 

2. Task Team Manager

This role is self-explanatory as obviously the person who takes on the role will manage the task team. They will be in charge of role appointments, developing the Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) and making sure the resources are available to complete it, reviewing and approving information against the task brief, assigning the appropriate status of the information and identifying and escalating risks associated to the delivery of the project information model.

3. Task Information Manager

This role is responsible for ensuring the task team has the capability to produce information in line with the project’s standards, methods & procedures (SMP) and assuring that the information produced by the task team is compliant to the project SMP prior to sharing. They will provide education and support to information authors with respect to the SMP and will also identify and escalate any risks associated to the production of the project information model.

4. Information Authors

The responsibilities  of the information authors are to create files (for example models)  whilst making sure the appropriate file attributes are captured correctly; to produce and amend information in accordance with the project SMP, ensuring any graphical models that are produced are clash tested and to escalate any interface issues to the interface manager. They will also ensure that all elements of the project information model are fully coordinated with each other and finally they will submit all information for approval in accordance with the TIDP.

5. Interface Managers

This role is responsible for resolving spatial coordination issues (Clash Detection) with other task team interface managers, escalating any unresolved coordination issues to the design/construction lead and keeping the task team updated with agreed resolutions and progress of ongoing resolutions.

This concludes the second part of the BIM 5 articles. By now, hopefully, you should have a better understanding of the job roles within BIM. Join us for the next article in which we’ll discuss what the BIM industry wants from manufacturers in order to produce better building models.