BIM is an acronym that stands for Building Information Modelling. It is an intelligent digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building. BIM is commonly known as a 3D digital visualization tool that manages data from design to construction (BCA, 2011).
Architectural Building Information Modelling (BIM) focuses on the design scope of the building. With the BIM model as a tool in visualising the building virtually, this helps the Architect to make better and well-informed decisions that will help in minimizing design errors in the building which will otherwise be hidden and not reflected well in 2D CAD drawings which were traditionally used before BIM exists. As a result, our expert architects can improve coordination of drawings and documents that provide seamless integration between design, analysis, engineering, construction and operations for the entire life-cycle of buildings.
Civil and Structural (C&S) Building Information Modelling (BIM) focus on the structural detail of the building. It involves the use of the BIM software to reflect the various structural components of the building such as beams, columns, foundations, structural walls, supports etc. Each of these components includes various structural detail information and properties that are important in ensuring the stability and integrity of the building.
BIM FAMILY OR OBJECT CREATION
Building Information Modelling (BIM) families or objects creation requires specialised expertise as each and every element of the family has to be modelled, keeping the geometry of the family at the core. In addition to the geometry, the families or objects have to also be designed with the ability to input the element properties too.
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Building Information Modelling (BIM) services are critical engineering services for any construction project. Under these categories, there are many types of services involved – CCTV, lighting, power, drainage, irrigation, water supply, air conditioning, mechanical ventilation and many more. These services must be accurately planned and coordinated to ensure that projects get completed as per specification, within time, budget and without obstacles.
BIM revit mep electrical
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are equipped with the knowledge to create BIM models of various electrical services such as containment, electrical equipment, lighting devices and electrical devices. Besides that, we are also capable of constructing other electrical-related services such as Building Management System, Public Announcement System, Telecommunication System, Lightning Protection System, Security System, IT Infrastructure System, etc.
BIM revit mep fire protection
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are competent with producing BIM models of different fire protection systems such as wet system, dry system, pre-action system and deluge system. In addition, we are also equipped with the knowledge of the purpose and functions of each system and the different mechanisms involved.
BIM Revit MEP Plumbing & Sanitary
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are proficient in creating BIM models of various designs of the drainage systems, domestic cold and hot water systems and sanitary sewer systems, and are capable of properly evaluating the utilities coordination with architects and structural engineers.
These are some of the plumbing & sanitary BIM modelling services that AcePLP provides:
- HW/CW domestic supply system
- Sanitary-sewer drainage system
- Drainage waste fixture unit calculations
- Water supply load and fixture calculations
- Sizing and selection of PRV’s, pumps, storage tanks etc.
- Hydronic/non-hydronic system design
- Booster pump design and pressure loss calculation
- Fabrication drawings for equipment and fitting accessories
BIM REVIT MEP ACMV
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are capable of constructing BIM models of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) system with its various components such as the mechanical equipment, air terminals and ducts, pipes and electrical cable containment.
BIM REVIT MEP CSM
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are competent in producing combined services models (CSM) and are skilled in detecting clashes across different services by using various BIM software such as Autodesk’s Navisworks. Through this software, errors can be quickly identified and this can help to significantly minimise the loss of manpower, costs and resources in projects. Moreover, we are also efficient with clash checks as we are trained to view these models clearer by turning on and off unwanted elements of different services.
BIM REVIT MEP Documentation
In AcePLP, our BIM modellers are equipped with the knowledge to generate different documentations, according to our clients’ standards, for submissions such as floor plans, section views and callout views. These drawings are generated directly from the 3D BIM models without repetitive work of drafting 2D drawings in CAD softwares such as AutoCAD. We are also experienced with creating legends and tags with various information such as marks, type marks, type name, occupancy, area, volume and sizes to be annotated on the drawing documentations automatically.