Why BIM resembles the Rubik´s cube


Just as with the Rubik´s cube, understanding what the end
result looks like and how to operate the cube, creating
visions of what the BIM goals should be and learning how
the “BIM” tool´s work, is a relatively manageable task.

The real challenge lies in figuring out how do we actually
change behavior, habits, tradition and standards from focusing
on the deliverable of intent documentation, to actually
communicate and manage project information in a effective and
rational manner.

According to www.rubiks.com
there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43
ways to scramble the Rubik’s cube,
rendering it virtually impossible to solve it by
chance. Despite the almost infinite number of
combinations, champions of the cube can solve it, in less
than 10 sec. How is that even possible? My educated guess
would be that they use a structured repeatable process
enabling them to understand what to do next in any given


In my view, we need to start prioritizing the
what is it we want to do, and
why is it we want to do it, to figure out
how do we achieve that. As we build new
structured repeatable processes, we should bare in mind that no
projects are alike and there are no “one size fits all”
solutions, so we should be able to scale our processes to fit
the individual needs of our projects.


The key to success is in the ability to tie our BIM efforts to
the business visions of our companies, setting up BIM as one
of the drivers to achieve our goals.

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