The BIM process is not an out of the box solution, but a collaborative process which enables better information to be provided at the right time, typically much earlier in the design process.
The added value of the BIM process implemented on any building project is in its methodologies. Delivering projects in accordance with the government Level 2 BIM Mandate will ultimately allow projects to be more accurately costed and reduce associated risk. The design stage becomes more of an evolution, all the time embedding strengths and efficiencies and ultimately reducing the long-term lifecycle impact.
For this to be achieved, high demand is put on clear collaborative engagement from the delivery team and the stakeholders. Briefs need to be clear and sufficient time allowed for the exchange of key design information and requirements. This is where we can help you.
All members of the delivery team use their own 3D models which are then ‘federated’ (or coordinated) into a combined model with shared responsibility. This part of the process alone provides huge benefits to the professional Design & Construction team, but it shouldn’t end here.
At this stage the Level 2 BIM model is rich with design and performance data and product information that the building end-user can use post-handover to operate, maintain and maximise the use of their asset.
The exchange of information from the professional design team through to the construction team and then onto the building operator is fundamental to realising the full benefits of Level 2 BIM, regardless of the agreed common file format.