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Building Information Modelling


bim4As you would expect from award winning architects, we are proudly at the forefront of technological innovation.

Paramount to this is a commitment to something known as BIM.

You may not have heard of BIM, so to explain, BIM is simply an acronym for Building Information Modelling or Building Information Model. However, mostly being refer to it as BIM.

bim5It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.

3D BIM allows a virtual building model to be created from which all of the building information can be extracted, and shared with other consultants.

BIM uses the latest and most advanced design technology, affording clients a variety of benefits. We use 3D BIM Level 2 on all projects and have done for over a decade.

bim 1One of the most important outcomes of using BIM is providing you, the client, with the time, space and choice to explore and evaluate different solutions; such as the best way to suit your spatial requirements.

As a result, projects have greater predictability and ultimately an optimised solution, because you will have the freedom to choose the design you really want.

This means a design that meets all of your requirements and ensures that we can make use of the most intelligent and advanced solutions available that fit with your budget.

bim4As a result, clients feel much more in control of projects, ensuring a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable final building.

Our approach also prevents construction mistakes as it joins up design and construction teams, agreeing plans in advance of the building phase.

This reduces rework, conflicts, waste and delays, leading to faster project delivery; with up to 50% time savings possible on typical projects.

bim6The above process also reduces project costs by identifying and resolving issues ahead of construction, which prevents expensive and time-consuming redesigns during the building phase.

Indeed, cost savings are made not only on the upfront budget, but on the whole project cost from design to build.

Our solutions also fit first time as closer collaboration with contractors reduces overall variations, lowers tender risk premiums and insurance costs, and therefore there are fewer opportunities for claims.

bim7Importantly, our designs comply with government policy requirements, as it is the Government’s intention to require collaborative 3D BIM LEVEL 2 on its projects by 2016; meaning that your project is likely to require a BIM design from 2016.

There is no doubt that using BIM as described above will result in a better outcome for you. If you would like to discuss how we can help you with a specific project using BIM, then please contact one of the team today.

You can do this by completing the form on the right-hand-side of this page, by calling us during office hours on 0191 213 0133 or via other means listed on our Contact Us page.

We will listen to you, review your requirements and recommend the most appropriate solution for you. This is of course free of charge and entirely without obligation.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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