BIM and Visualisation
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is one of the hottest topics in construction, and more and more projects are ‘doing BIM’. But what does that mean? And how can we make your BIM project successful?
There is a common misconception that BIM means 3D design. In fact, it's much more. BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project – before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset.
When we think of BIM, we often think of better design coordination and improved constructability. But the real value can come after handover, when the owner or facility manager receives a complete and accurate set of information. Even more than that, BIM provides a set of interrelated and cross-referenced information. For example, objects in the model are linked to related information including manuals, specifications, commissioning data, photos, and warranty details. This allows the owner or facility manager to efficiently and accurately manage the asset. Since 75% of the cost of a facility is incurred after handover, it's clear that the benefits of BIM continue to accrue after design and construction have been completed.
‘Doing BIM’ is much more than just model creation and using BIM software: communication and collaboration are equally important. The volume of information created and managed on BIM projects can create confusion if participants are not connected in a meaningful way. And like any construction or engineering project, a project that uses BIM requires an audit trail of every exchange, every decision and every approval point.
RRP INTERNATIONAL can manage all BIM aspects for your project. We start from scratch with full 3D design. We believe that you shall see and feel what you will get from the beginning.