BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING

The UK construction sector has been at the forefront of building information modelling development and implementation.  Due to the historical nature of most properties in the UK there has been a growing trend to adopt BIM for old properties. This has raised a number of challenges as most BIM software has been designed for new build and does not take into account the wear and tear and nuances of ageing buildings and facilities.

It was initially thought that trying to create accurate as built’s of old properties would not be cost effective, however laser scanning has fundamentally changed this. It is now relatively quick and easy to scan huge sites with incredibly complex and ornate architectural features.

However converting this data into an accurate Building Information Modelling is still a challenge. To assist in this area we have produced a number of standard specifications.

Over the last 5 years through our eBIMâ„¢ service we have pioneered the use of Revit for existing buildings and have built up a wealth of expertise in this sector. We now work with many UK Architectural, engineering and surveying firms providing BIM consultancy and modelling services for projects worldwide.

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