BIM (Building Information Modelling)
Striving to keep ahead of the current thinking and developments in construction technology, the Practice has embraced Building Information Modelling (BIM), which combines powerful new software design tools with emerging Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods to deliver buildings of a higher quality, with an accelerated procurement process.
BIM incorporates multi-dimensional, dynamic building modelling software to produce building models that serve as a complete library of information about a building. It facilitates the sharing of information among Clients, Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers and other team members throughout a building’s life cycle, and with each team member being able to access and share the same data, BIM design and construction teams can together focus on the client’s based interests.
The BIM process helps project teams achieve previously unattainable objectives for quality, speed of delivery, energy consumption, sustainability and cost. The full promise of BIM is realised throughout a building’s operations, where owners can use BIM data for ongoing facility management. Instead of having to refer to large quantities of operations and maintenance paperwork, they have real-time operations data that they can use to optimize energy consumption and perform scheduled maintenance procedures, with the associated cost savings.