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BIM – Building Information Modelling – is not just about architectural design software. BIM is really a set of digital processes that – when used correctly – can help us design better buildings.
BIM has been foundational to our work at Bryden Wood since before it even had a name. We began our BIM technology journey by using automotive design software to create detailed and data-rich models of our projects. We had colleagues from all disciplines working together in a collaborative, 3D, integrated design environment to solve complex Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) problems and produce beautiful buildings.
And that is what BIM still is for us. We use digital modelling (along with other new construction technologies) to inform and evidence everything we do.
As with many other parts of our work, we have been keen to share and promote what we learn about effective new technologies inconstrcution, and new approaches. We were part of the UK government’s efforts to produce BIM standards that could be applied across the whole construction industry. We have built relationships with major software vendors to help foster collaboration and integration around Open Source BIM. We care about changing people’s attitudes to BIM design, sharing our technologies and experiences as well as supporting open standards such as IFC, COBie and Uniclass.
We have been on a long and very informative BIM journey; from the early pioneers, through the PAS documents and most recently to the ISO standards. These have not just changed the construction industry in the UK but are shaping how countries and companies around the world understand the potential of BIM technology and support them in realising their goals through BIM.
Through the breadth and depth of our experience with BIM design across projects and sectors, we understand that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to BIM.
BIM Level 2 is our baseline. But there is so much more to explore beyond. We tailor our approaches to suit specific client requirements and best possible outcomes.
We create highly sophisticated models – in both data and geometry – that can support true digital delivery by connecting to any and all platforms and products that support the translation of a project from digital idea to built assets.
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