BIM stands for Building Information Modelling.
BIM Is About Information
It’s about gathering, storing and exchanging information, relating to construction, in the most efficient way, through its whole life cycle. The BIM model is created by the design team using a data rich 3D computer model instead of separate sets of 2D drawings and specifications. This approach ensures that the project has a fully coordinated and accurate set of construction documentation.
See Your Building Before Works Starts On Site
You will be able to see on your own tablet, laptop or PC, a 3D virtual model of your project allowing you to explore your building inside and out (including where where the sun and shadows will fall) before the builder even arrives on site. You’ll be able to see the design in detail (down to the electrical sockets in the kitchen) when you are at home with the family and to discuss any changes you may want to make early on in the design process. This is a much easier way of working than trying to comprehend a series of lines and symbols on a plan. We update the model as work progresses and changes made so that you have current details at all times.
What Will I See
We’ve shown some examples from a project below. All the images and schedules have been taken directly from the 3D BIM model. This allows both client and contractor to immediately cross reference details, sizes and costs with an image of each item. This reduces potential confusion on site, especially if the contractor is also using the BIMx app. If you would like additional information, you can download the BIMx app and a sample file from the BIMx website. We can also send you additional information if required.