BIM PROCESS MANAGEMENT
BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project – before, during and after construction. The output of the BIM process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset.
BIM for commercial properties.
There is a common misconception that BIM just means 3D design, in fact, it’s much more than that. BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project – before, during and after construction. The output of the BIM process is the Building Information Model and its a process supported by various tools, technologies involving the generation and management of the digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a built asset.
Having a survey accurate 3D model is the critical first step to the success of the project and this is where you can start achieving the benefits. A 3D scan to BIM allows for all buildings, no matter the age, to be brought into line with modern workflows. Through this process of capturing real world conditions by the laser scanner we can ensure accurate representations of all characteristics of a building, structure or service discipline. It gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings or infrastructure.
3 steps to a successful BIM project
- Scan – point cloud is generated
- Process – point cloud is registered
- Model – output is a Revit/CAD 3D model
How can BIM help manage a built asset?
- Facilitates coordination and collaboration between the disciplines involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of existing buildings. The project team works on the same model, any changes are automatically coordinated.
- Time is saved, as the coordination checks are reduced or eliminated through clash detection.
- Show cost implications of design changes as they occur.
- Errors on site are significantly reduced, as information is coordinated and clash detected.
- Building service information is available for facilities management on completion of the build. The information transfer between the phases of design, construction and operation, is smoother, as each discipline adds information to the model.
- Productivity is increased, as information is retrieved faster and easily.
See some of our case studies
With our expertise in reality capture we used 3D geospatial surveying techniques to determine the quantities & value of material onsite to estimate haulage costs.
We helped this client visualise a potential warehouse location in 3D using a traditional 2D survey to determine the suitability for leasing.
With their tenant’s lease due for expiry our client needed to start presenting options to potential tenants quickly & give their agent all the right tools.
The roof is one of those assets that is out of sight out of mind. Any damage that occurs or requires maintenance is usually when it is too late and leaks have begun which lead to costly repairs.
A case study about how tenancy lease line changes can improve rental returns for centre managers with a Retail Tenancy Plan Set from Realserve