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What is BIM?

Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process where 3D digital models and other information are used to design and construct a building and then to operate and maintain it.

The BIM Advantage

  • BIM Saves Time
  • BIM Saves Money
  • BIM Promotes Smart Collaboration

Design and construction teams can easily share this digital information to aid project coordination, to eliminate design errors and to speed up the construction process – all of which can lead to lower costs.

Building Information Modelling benefits explained:

  • Any part of the design and construction process can be easily visualised.
  • Accurate calculation of materials and quantities.
  • Standardisation of information passing between different parties
  • Variations in the design can be prototyped and tested.
  • Temperature models can be created to check the building’s performance.
  • Different parts of the design team can work on the same model e.g. a structural engineer can design steelwork straight into the architect’s design.
  • The model can be cloud based so that different parts of the design team can be based in different offices. These could easily be in different parts of the world.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing service can be designed to fit exactly into the building layout. Pipe, duct and cable lengths can be accurately calculated from the model.
  • Construction documents can be generated more easily. This then frees up the architects so that they can concentrate on design rather than documentation.
  • Any clashing objects in the model can be automatically detected.
  • The BIM is a complete representation of the building – any changes to the model will ripple through to all drawings and documentation.

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