Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital outputs of physical and functional characteristics of places, objects, structures, etc…

BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools in order to enable their work with a more efficiently plan, design and facilities management.

 

Outputs:

  • Plan views
  • Elevation views
  • Cross section views
  • DTM (Digital Terrain Models) to calculate volumes
  • Mapping
  • Detailing Drawings
  • Architectural 3D Models
  • Structural 3D Models
  • Utilities 3D Models

 

Our BIM projects comply all LoD and with the international standards, such as:
✓ BS1192
✓ PAS1192-2
✓ PAS1192-3
✓ BS1192-4
✓ PAS1192-5
✓ COBie-UK

 

3D Modeling
The reliable display of structures, buildings, land, etc. through a virtual 3D Model allows the optimization of management, planning and efficiency to support decisions to be adopted. The integration of 3D models in BIM projects, allows to structure and organize a large set of information related to the building.

 

SCAN to BIM
Using the technology of our Laser Scanning / Topography equipment and combined with the necessary software for each project, we have the ability to create 3D Models from point clouds, which can be integrated into BIM.

 

Clash Detection
The “Clash Detection” tool allows the analysis and comparison of projects with the different phases of execution of a project (planning, construction or maintenance). We are able to automatically determine if the structural elements are located in the correct location and with the designed dimensions, or if they are not mistakenly overlapping other elements of the project. We are also able to detect if the different services (sewage, rainwater, water supply, gas, electricity, telecommunications, HVAC, etc.) of a given building do not collide or if they are not respecting the defined constraints. In order to be able to carry out this comparison analysis of “design vs. As Built”, we used the comparison of the project in BIM with the survey data from a Laser Scanner.

 

Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

The coordination and parameterization of methodologies with the different teams of the various services is essential for success in the design, inspection and execution phases of a project. Whether in integration with other external teams, as well as developing all specialties internally, we use an organizational structure of data and tasks, so as not to cause overlaps, errors and delays. The data model adopted in BIM, brings together all the services according to predetermined criteria and specifications.

Using Navisworks, it is possible to develop the various specialties simultaneously and in real time without creating incompatibilities between affected services, architecture and structures. Through a hierarchical licensing system, technicians in each specialty can develop a part of the project without affecting other specialties.