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What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?

Building information modeling (BIM) is the process of creating, collating and managing the information for a construction project from start to finish. It enables architects, engineers and contractors to be fully equipped with the knowledge they need to manage construction. Employing point cloud and 3D laser scanning software, BIM produces 3D models and digital representations of every aspect of the build, from planning and design to execution and operations.

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How BIM Informs the Construction Process

During the initial stages of a project, a process is developed whereby the design information is coordinated and conveyed amongst the team in a digestible format and efficient manner. The information derived from the 3D model gives direction to the project and ensures that those involved in construction and operations can coordinate their design in accordance with the data supplied.

As the project enters construction, the information provided can be used to plan and execute the build more efficiently. If revisions are required, any changes made will follow the process outlined by the team, to ensure transparency.

What are the Benefits of Building Information Modelling?

  • Faster and more efficient processes.
  • Collaborative workflow - allowing multiple disciplines to work simultaneously.
  • Detailed representation of your project, including the intricacies of integrated systems such as electricity. 
  • Greater planning. Resource tracking during the design stage, enables the amount of each resource required to be determined with greater accuracy. 
  • All documents related to the project can be accessed from a single database, streamlining processes and increasing efficiency.
  • Increased productivity across the team.
  • Reduced uncertainty due to being presented with the most up-to-date information.
  • Greater control over project costs as the resources required are determined initially. 
  • Provided with data on the surrounding environment, helping to further secure the viability of the project and its foundations.
  • Improved safety.
  • Prevention of costly errors. 

FAQs

What is the difference between Revit and BIM?

Building information modeling is the process of 3D modeling and managing information throughout the entire construction project and Revit is a software package that enables the creation of a 3D model.

What are the types of BIM Software?

There are a number of different tools that leverage building information modeling. A few of the most popular software are:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • SketchUp
  • Aurora
  • Navisworks
  • Archicad

What does BIM stand for?

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling and is the digital representation of the layout and characteristics of a construction project - from planning through to execution and can then be utilised further to manage the ongoing management of buildings.

How much does a BIM ready model cost?

The cost of a BIM ready 3D model is subject to the size and specifications of the project, including the time spent on site gathering the data and measurements which will help create the model.

What is the difference between CAD and BIM?

CAD refers to computer-aided design, supporting the design process of a project, whereas in comparison, BIM helps support the creation and management of information throughout the entire lifetime of a project.

Which is the best version of Revit?

For the BIM community, Revit 2022 offers more workflow solutions such as better route analysis, improvements to generative design and phased parameters in a view filter.

What are the advantages of BIM over CAD?

  • BIM encompasses more than the core components of a building. It enables you to design elements such as electrical, heating and ventilation systems.
  • Real-time updates and changes to models. Both clients and personnel can be presented with the most up-to-date data for consistency and increased accuracy.
  • BIM enables any changes within the process to be responded to in a timely manner. Workflows are much smarter, faster, and experience a much lower level of risk when it comes to making mistakes.

Our Promise

  • We promise to lay an accurate foundation of your digital project with an existing phase BIM ready Revit model.

  • In combination with our 3D Laser Scanning services, and through the reverse engineering of point cloud information gathered from your property, we produce a digital representation of your intended construction project.

  • Using top-of-the-line specialist equipment, we ensure that your project is provided with the most precise data, as we understand the importance of accuracy when designing and managing a build from both the aspects of safety and integrity. If the initial existing phase of the BIM is constructed properly, it can pay for itself many times over throughout the life of a project.

  • Our experts have over 10+ years of experience in Building Information Modelling and are committed to providing the highest quality, bespoke BIM models tailored to your requirements.

Building Information Modelling Drawing Downloads

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Some of the areas we cover:

  • Birmingham
  • Leicester
  • Northampton
  • Stoke-On-Trent
  • Cambridge
  • Lincoln
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Coventry
  • Luton
  • Peterborough
  • Wolverhampton
  • Derby
  • Milton Keynes
  • Rugby
  • Worcester

If you’re looking for a company that provides high-quality Revit modelling that offers an excellent all-around customer experience, you’ve come to the right place. Can't find the area you're looking for? Not a problem. We work on projects all over the UK. Fill out the contact form below or call 0116 232 5169 to enquire about a survey in your location. 

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If you’re looking for a company that provides high quality surveying that offers an excellent all round customer experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Head office:
Old Vicarage, Market Place, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2JB

Regional Office:
The Old Rectory, Main St, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DG

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