What is BIM

whatisbimA Building Information Model (BIM) is an electronic representation of a construction project that has been virtually built and analysed, typically using 3D dynamic building modelling software by Project Team members, before the building is constructed on site.

Building Information Modeling allows the virtual design, construction and operation of a building by developing and testing a digital prototype in advance of its physical realisation, thus delivering greater cost certainty, eliminating error, improving programme duration and reducing risk.

The construction of this virtually built project involves, as the diagram below suggests, the sharing and co-ordination of digital information throughout its entire lifecycle, from early design through procurement and construction and beyond, into the operation and management stage, where the BIM is the end user’s FIM (Facility Information Model)

whatisbim2The larger implications of BIM are not just consistent drawings, cost estimation, bills of material and clash detection but because the building models are produced in the virtual world, it becomes practical to use the data they carry in many other ways like for energy, lighting, acoustic or heat loss analyses.

As a result of this process the Project Team can identify and resolve problems early in the design phase—when decisions can have the greatest impact on the construction phase. The owner will therefore benefit from reduced construction costs, shorter construction schedule, fewer change orders, less litigation, earlier occupancy, and reduced operating and maintenance costs.

BIM Home

The Alan Johnston Partnership LLP are now committed to BIM and using Revit and Civils 3D as our main BIM tools.

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What is Level 2 BIM?

We are BIM Level 2 Compliant in the Leisure, Education, Healthcare, Commercial and Residential sectors...

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Benefits of BIM

The main benefit BIM brings to any project is an improved means of communication and collaboration between the project team... Read More

Client Benefits

We are confident the deployment of BIM modelling will result in significant savings during the design and construction process... Read More

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