Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Software and technology now lie at the heart of how buildings and infrastructures are designed and built. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is rapidly transforming all aspects of the design process, and we are committed to being part of that transformation.
Making use of 3D modelling applications and virtual design tools, BIM enables design teams to build virtual models, to visualise buildings and systems, and to simulate real life scenarios. The level of understanding that this brings to the design process leads to a smarter overall design and a clearer view of the project for all stakeholders, from the earliest design stages through to implementation and life cycle management.
Whether it is in the choice of construction materials used, the structural integrity of a design or the external forces likely to affect a design, working in a BIM environment means that potential issues can be identified at the earliest stages of a project, and opportunities can also be spotted and exploited.
Improvements are seen in costings, timings and quality standards. Walkthroughs and visualisations mean that team members feel empowered to participate and commit to the project at every step. Clash detection removes the possibility of lengthy and costly on-site delays, and estimating and project planning become extremely accurate.
We are passionate about BIM and the possibilities that it offers the industry, and we see BIM as a fundamental principle in how we manage the projects we are involved in. We have been using Autodesk Revit for many years, building up a wealth of in-house experience and technical knowledge. Our entire team is competent and confident working in a BIM environment, alongside architects, contractors and fellow consultants.
As committed advocates of BIM, we’ve seen genuine benefits and real opportunities from this approach, across the design process and beyond. We’re confident that BIM will continue to grow, becoming the standard for intelligent design throughout the industry.