Building information modelling (BIM)
BIM is a combination of both technology and integrated ways of working. When implemented correctly it can underpin improvements in quality, definition and delivery of outputs, together with the implementation of a collaborative culture.
What is BIM?
The desire to reduce capital costs, operational costs and mitigate the impact of carbon from both the construction and operation of the built environment is a pivotal driver for change. At the heart of these objectives is building information modelling (BIM), which in simple terms can support the adoption of collaborative behaviours and practices, connecting intelligent design to information-based technologies to unlock efficient ways of working throughout the project life cycle.
There is no fully accepted definition of BIM, however it can be thought of as a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility, creating a shared knowledge resource and forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle, from earliest conception to demolition.
- Establishing delivery and operation teams to organise information surrounding a project.
- Establishing delivery and operation teams who can operate in a BIM environment.
- Defining the appropriate BIM objectives to align with your business and project objectives.
- Defining your operational needs - during operation, BIM can provide the data to help manage an asset more efficiently, to achieve optimum performance, reduce running costs and define target outcomes, providing a better service to the end user.
What we do
Our project managers and cost managers are able to lead and operate in a BIM environment to ensure the predefined BIM strategy and regional recognised BIM standards are adhered to by the team and an asset information model (AIM) is delivered at the end of the construction phase.
Our professional BIM team service offer includes the following:
- executive BIM consultancy
- strategic planning - Establishing the BIM strategic brief and performance objectives
- BIM capability assessment of a client’s supply chain
- BIM Implementation and delivery
- information management
- model design assurance.
Facilities management strategic planning – we help our clients manage life cycle costs to obtain the maximum value from the asset by the use of the BIM information and the management of the asset information model (AIM).
Contract services - our specialist contract services team provide contract and strategic advice to ensure a robust BIM aligned contract framework is put in place and the requisite drafting is included in the team's contracts to clearly define each party's specific BIM role and responsibilities.
We work with clients to:
- select the correct level of data and information requirements of the organisation information requirements (OIR) in relation to the assets they are responsible for
- support in the selection of individual asset information requirements (AIR) that will update the data and provide information that relates to the assets at a suitable level to allow future informed decisions to be made.
What you get
Our approach to BIM will provide you with:
- independent expertise in BIM
- strong leadership in a BIM environment
- a cross range of professionals who are able to both lead and operate in a BIM environment
- contract advice to ensure the team's contracts are BIM aligned
- a team who understand and are focused on the whole life cycle of an asset
- the comfort that an asset information model (AIM) is being developed that can then be utilised during the operation phase of a buildings life.