Engineering, architecture, design these are the word what you hear very often, or we can say what you have used to hear before BIM. Building information modelling has changed all. It changed the way we produce drawings, the way we collaborate and the way we execute projects. 2D drawings have been turned in to information-rich 3D models where you can combine architecture, structure and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) in one same BIM model on which multiple teams can work on, and this does not stop there. Photorealistic visualisations, walkthrough animation and even virtual reality, play a critical role in the execution of the project.
Everything starts with the idea. As this is the first part of the whole process, the software can be used which does not require an in-depth architectural knowledge. Software which could deliver concept design in the timely matters.
The model has to contain BIM rich data with all the specifications and method statements. Model simulations may also be undertaken to demonstrate compliance with remaining building regulations and other statutory approvals, such as structural performance, energy use, acoustic performance, fire and smoke modelling and evacuation modelling. One of the musts is clash detections.
VIRTUAL/ AUGMENTED REALITY
Virtual reality Is another big thing in the building industry. Everyone wants to “feel” the environment and be in it. The process to get your project to the virtual reality might look difficult, but not for us and we can lead the project throughout the whole process.
This is where things get complicated, at least everyone thinks that it is, but in fact knowing your industry only requires to know the software with which you can achieve all stages of the BIM.It is also the key to understand how can you effectively collaborate with different disciplines and work towards a rich model which is fully compilable with BIM standards.
This is the part where the project comes into life, it is not built yet, but all compelling visualisations, walkthrough animation creates a stunning presentation of the design, internally and externally. This is the best way of showing the project to people who do not need to have an architectural background.
When all have been approved and crossed checked several times, construction begins. To make sure everything goes as it was proposed in the 3D model, further monitoring is needed, and with the help of point cloud scanners or a drones buildings are measured/scanned frequently.