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.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) families or objects creation requires specialized 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.