Put simply, Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows us to develop a building to reach its maximum potential. BIM is a highly functional platform for sharing information between the project team, which may include (but is not limited to) the main contractor, architect, PQS and certain members of the supply chain.
Using a web-based application, the project team work together to develop a data rich, 3D model that depicts all the physical and functional characteristics of the proposed building, which enables project members and stakeholders to see the impact of design decisions in real time, providing:
- An accurate 3D model with clear design intent;
- Better outcomes through collaboration, allowing for improved quality control;
- More predictable programme and cost leading to time savings and best value;
- Supply chain integration provides opportunities for pre-fabrication and assembly off-site and allows for improved coordination between trades;
- Clash detection through design simulations avoids timely and costly delays on site;
- Enhanced building operation and facilities management through accurate comparisons of best practice design options (e.g. energy performance).