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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM is a process that combines information and technology, allowing for the creation of a digital representation of a project.

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Project Overview

Accreditation

We are the first UK wide company to achieve the prestigious British Standards Institute (BSI) Kitemark™ certification for both BIM Design and Construction (PAS 1192-2) and Asset Management (PAS 1192-3).

Our accreditations include:

British Standards Institute (BSI) Kitemark™ certification for BIM Design and Construction (PAS 1192-2)

British Standards Institute (BSI) Kitemark™ certification for Asset Management (PAS 1192-3)

What is BIM?

BIM is a process that combines information and technology, allowing for the creation of a digital representation of a project. This digital representation integrates data from many sources and evolves across the entire timeline of the whole project. This includes design, construction and in-use operational information.

Benefits of BIM

  • Making design easier

    The design phase greatly benefits from BIM with the greatest reduction in wasted effort and rework. Design efficiency is increased from initial concepts right through to technical decision making and product selection.

  • Coordination

    The digital building provides a single source of data, which simplifies managing all of the information, figures and dimensions on a project.

  • Safety in Construction

    Improving safety is a major benefit of BIM. From site safety and awareness to decision making in the early stages of the project, BIM collaboration can make a positive difference in project health and safety.

  • Evaluating energy use

    BIM allows for cost saving during use of the asset and its operational lifecycle. Energy usage is the largest cost within busy buildings and it is hugely beneficial to model the carbon, thermal and environmental strategy of a built asset while experimenting with different options.

  • Managing and maintaining the built asset

    The digital model has all the information embedded, including clear procurement information.

  • Prioritizing health and safety

    BIM encourages site health and safety by improving site planning and operation.

  • Reducing the need for changes

    With clash detection functionality on many BIM platforms, building issues are highlighted before any building begins.

  • Improving design and construction quality

    With BIM, construction quality can be improved as BIM best practice should resolve every detail.

  • Prefabricating

    Prefabrication can be considered far earlier in the project timeline using the BIM process.

  • Handover

    Using structured and consistent information, BIM can greatly improve the handover process. Using COBie, a specified information set, the information delivery removes any complexity from process, technology change and competition issues within the supply chain.