Our experienced Building Information Modelling team have worked with a huge range of clients to produce visual representations that bridge the gaps between design, construction and operations teams.
What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?
BIM creates digital representations of a building, or set of buildings, so the performance of its physical features can be examined and shared between stakeholders. This process is useful for designers, investors, businesses and agencies that are responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the site.
Why Use BIM?
BIM is an excellent tool for limiting interpretation problems throughout the lifespan of a building. Visual representations provide a meaningful reference point, helping to bridge the gaps between design, construction and operation team interpretations.
Building Information Modelling is not limited to 3D modelling of buildings; it helps in cost estimating, scheduling, bidding/quotes, and construction simulation. Using BIM can reduce risks and alleviate the likelihood of facing problems in coordination during the construction stage; it can predict project outcomes and can help manage construction costs effectively.
When can BIM be used?
BIM is particularly useful for coordinating the structural and MEP stages of a construction project, helping to eliminate clashes and save costs. A digital model provides a coherent way for trades and sub-contractors to communicate, identify appropriate timelines and limit the amount of material and waste on-site.
Once a building is operational, BIM can hand over key data without loss of information, giving the owner a clear description of property elements (such as water valve locations, or sewage systems) in the event of a problem.
In urban land ownership, BIM can be used to demonstrate the complex nature between layered or interlocking spaces, providing a clear visual for associated responsibility or restrictions.