BIM is a collaborative approach to design and construction, which provides intelligent information that is available throughout the life-cycle of the building.
The UK government is committed to having collaborative 3D BIM on its public sectors projects. The implementation of BIM by the UK Government and the major contractors in our industry means that the requirement to understand and use BIM will impact us all, from architects to engineers. Drawings are a vital part of the build process and BIM is the next natural step in the evolution of the construction drawing process. The ability to show detailed information from floor plans, sections and 3D renders in a collaborative form is the future for the building industry.
We have developed and implemented procedures to create an effective way for us to provide the necessary resource to aid any size project that requires BIM. We can create BIM families for any specific equipment that has not already been created by the manufacturer who are making the massive step to supplying the necessary information at a click of a button to import into models.
Visualisation software – like Navisworks – is a great way to demonstrate the progress of a model via either 3D renders or walkthroughs, which is the best way to see how the building looks and how services are installed. We can perform clash reports and resolve clashes individually, allowing for a more cost-effective installation on site.