BIM (Building Information Modelling)
Axis Architecture believes that BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the future of the construction industry, for all scales of project. The concept of BIM is to allow intelligent information to be passed onto each stage of a project and to ultimately inform the facilities management of new buildings.
Axis has been using Autodesk Revit (an advanced 3D design and documentation software) for over 15 years, regularly deploying it on all scales of project, from domestic house extensions to multi-million pound educational projects. To us the advantage is clear, fully interactive virtual building models that can be used for conceptual visualisation, through to technical detailing and delivery on the construction site. For a long time Axis has been using BIM as an internal process, but we are actively building a network of consultants that can help achieve BIM capabilities throughout the whole design and procurement process.
Central Government has now implemented BIM and all large government projects will be required to be procured using Level 2 BIM. Below is the Bew-Richards Graph showing the various stages of BIM. BIM is quite a complicated concept that combines 3D modelling, information management and integrated collaboration.
Here at Axis our use of Autodesk Revit and BIM bring many advantages and challenges. The clear advantage is visualisation and 3D coordination of building components. The challenge is delivering these additional services in a traditional procurement format. The graph below shows that a greater amount of design input is required earlier in the project rather than later in the project, compared to the traditional development of traditional 2D drawings. We encourage clients to make decisions as early as possible, to allow us to input that information into the building model.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about BIM and if you want to implement BIM on your next project.