BIM is More than 3D
BIM solutions we use provide more than just 3D design capabilities; they enable entirely new ways of working. BIM workflows provide us with the ability to
our ideas before they are built.
With BIM, we can model not only the design of a building, but the end-to-end construction process itself. So whether we are managing a project or involved in the constructing process, we can:
- analyse the constructability,
- coordinate the process,
- address clashes, and
- schedule every step before construction begins.
The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems in the UK has been fairly slow. Proudly, we are one of the early adopters of BIM and we are championing a move to a more intelligent modelling approach.
BIM is here to stay, projects are getting completed and new ways of working are being defined. If you are young and impressionable and still in architectural education, you really need to learn that architecture is a business. We are suggesting that you fully embrace BIM in order to realise the best and the highest you can offer within the time and budgetary constraints. More to the point: If you are not using BIM, you are doing a severe disservice to your client, your community, your profession, and your future.
BIM architectural design visualisation is no longer just about making a pretty marketing picture. Visualisation has evolved to form clear design benefits for all stakeholders in the design process and is more concerned with speeding up the approval process.
BIM visualisation requires technical knowledge.
Traditionally, technology has dictated that most visualisation occurs at the end of the project, when the details have been fixed. It was only really ten to twelve years ago that computer visualisation was born. It is now possible with little technical understanding to produce a competent visual within many of the CAD products available, but this is not BIM.
Now in 2012 as technology becomes extremely advanced BIM can dramatically aid the user, we have been able to implement more complex computing tasks into our normal fluid workflow. We can now quickly create fast concept studies, daylight analysis, and ‘glossy’ images which can be automatically updated while the building is being built.