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
A national supermarket brand needed to upgrade their loading docks with multiple sites around Australia. See how we used 3D building scanning to help achieve this
In today’s modern era, the practice of relying on paper-based drawings and floor plans for a hotel refurbishment has become obsolete, with architects increasingly turning to modern workflows to maximise on the benefits that 3D scanning and modelling can offer
To assist with the planning of a refurbishment program aimed at enhancing visitors’ experience at a shopping centre, Realserve survey technicians provided 3D building scanning services in Adelaide’s south.
Realserve routinely engages in the practice of 3D scanning buildings that are used for retail tenancies. Our surveyors in Adelaide were engaged to produce a Revit Model and Point Cloud for a free standing restaurant in a shopping centre car park
The Realserve surveyors in Sydney were engaged by Lendlease to create new retail tenancy documentation in their shopping centre at Erina Fair. Instead of using traditional survey methods we used a Leica BLK to create a 3D scan of the 130 square metre area.
Realserve sent a team of surveyors to Launceston to create a 3D Revit Model for a heritage building in the city to help facilitate a refurbishment program.