Building information modelling (BIM) is a design method whereby software is utilised to generate complex, 3D representations which contain intelligent information about components of a building. This is particularly useful for facilities managers.
A building is ‘modelled’ virtually, before physically constructing it. The physical
components of a building are digitally represented in 3D, which means the impacts
of various design elements on one another, can be analysed. Hence potential problems
and risks can be minimised, by coordinating the elements and taking action to reduce
any risks. Geometries and material properties are embedded in the models and can be used to test potential clashes, coordinate with the architectural fabric and any building services models.
BG&E is proficient in the use of BIM in engineering projects.