Communicating clashes/issues: From 2500 to 9 min

How BIMBox saves time on issue management: from 2500 to 9 minutes

BIMBox have integrated BIMcollab on numerous projects across the education, commercial, leisure & manufacturing sectors, and have managed to save valuable time. BIMBox is a dedicated team of design & construction professionals with a shared vision of how digital transformation can bring real, positive change. They work to support estate owners, local authorities, contractors, designers and manufacturers to leverage the advantages of BIM & Digital Construction procedures in accordance with PAS1192 & ISO19650.

We are passionately curious about Digital Construction, if there is a better way to deliver projects, we’ll be there first. We are open and honest and create unique partnerships. We love collaboration. It drives everything we do and expands the way we work to plan, build and deliver high performing projects.

Operating nationwide we are constantly reviewing developments in the sector so that we can continue to provide our clients with clear, practical advice that delivers measurable results. As part of our clash detection and reporting service, BIMcollab Nexus has been used in conjunction with many authoring and validation software including: Navisworks, Solibri, Revit, ArchiCAD & Tekla as our primary issue tracking and management platform.

The benefits of BIMcollab Nexus for BIMBox

BIMBox has integrated BIMcollab Nexus in numerous projects across the education, commercial, leisure & manufacturing sectors. They believe it brings various benefits to the equation:

  • Clear, informative dashboards displaying current project status.
  • The cloud-based platform provides easy access from mobile devices at any time.
  • The BCF plugin allows issues to be located automatically in the authoring software.
  • The ability to sort, filter, and search issues based on standard and project specific parameters (i.e. Issue number, title, priority, issue type, status, area, milestone, responsible person, label, groups)
  • Assigning responsibilities to certain parties in the team while notifying the others who might be involved in resolving a clash, for example assigning Arch-MEP clashes to the Architect while notifying the MEP consultant and the Project Design Manager.
  • Allowing the team to be involved and encourage collaboration by providing consultants with the ability to comment on issues, close issues, notify other consultants or re-assign responsibility of the issue to another consultant.
  • BIMcollab has been used in BIM coordination meetings as a tool to quickly recall issues and navigate quickly through outstanding actions providing additional focus to meetings.
BIMcollab project history stats for a BIMBOX live project

Measuring the Benefits of BIMcollab

“BIMcollab proved to be very beneficial in issue allocation, communication, tracking, and management. We noticed a much smoother process and a significant time saving compared to the manual process. We have observed time savings for the clash resolving party compared with the manual process of locating clashes/issues in the 3d model and communicating with other consultants to resolve the clash/issue.

Let us consider an example within BIMBox: If there are 500 groups of clashes, going through each group of clashes manually in Navisworks and locating items in Revit/Tekla/ArchiCad would take approximately 5 minutes for an experienced technician. He or she has to look for location info including grid/level, opening the relevant view and perform sectioning or isolation of elements. Theoretically it would take 2500 minutes to go through the 500 groups of clashes. That equals about 42 hours of work. Almost 5 working days! However, as BIMBox explains:

With BIMcollab, the clash management process could be minimized with the click of a button to locate the clash from the list of clashes reducing 42 hours to about 9 minutes!”

Generate a list of issues from Clash Detection results  

BIMcollab improves multi-disciplinary coordination.

As BIMBox concludes: Uusing BIMcollab as part of our Clash Detection and Reporting service has proved to be very beneficial for us and our clients. It has improved the quality of multi-disciplinary coordination, enhanced team communication and led to the resolution of issues & clashes much quicker. It has facilitated the allocation of issues via the platform and helped the teams use their time more effectively. We utilize BIMcollab to transform Clash Detection results into relatable, achievable actions for the benefit of all our projects.


SOFTWARE:BIMcollab, BCF Managers
CHALLANGE:The digital transformation: smoothen processes and save a significant amount of time.
SOLUTION:Using BIMCollab as part of our Clash Detection and Reporting service.
  • Improved quality of multi-disciplinary coordination
  • Enhanced team communication
  • Quicker resolution of issues & clashes
  • Clear insight in project performance
  • Faster meetings