It takes many activities and skills to bring the ideas and designs of Architects/Engineers to fulfilment. Building Information Modelling (BIM) attempts to standardise the creation and exchange of information to make the design, construction and operational management of a facility or infrastructure asset more efficient.
It is important to note that BIM is not just about buildings, but in its wildest context is being applied to facility, building, road, railway, and infrastructure projects. It is also now very much impacting organisations throughout the supply chain including manufacturers, fabricators and interior designers.
The word ‘building’ in itself also doesn’t necessarily describe the full scope of a project – it doesn’t cover policies, assumptions, strategic decisions, supply chain, specification, user assessment, regulation and recycling sustainability. All are key parts of the projects ‘information model’ and should be included in the creation of the facility or asset information as the project progresses.
BIM covers all aspects of the project lifecycle and is being driven by UK Government, to ensure that all public sector projects are under-pinned by the creation, collation and exchange or shared 3D models and intelligent structured data that is attached to them. UK Government has defined a minimum requirement for Level 3 BIM by 2016, which defines a series of domain models and the provision of a single electronic environment to store shared data and information.
With the enormous amount of data and press available on the subject, making the right choices to begin your own BIM journey and maximise the return on your investment is critical. Man and Machine offer a variety of solutions and services to help you understand the impact of BIM and the market opportunity that it presents throughout the supply chain. The solutions and services include BIM-based products, modelling and measurement solutions, BIM deployment programs, training and consultancy.
Man and Machine offers a wide range of training courses in the Architectural & Construction space covering 2D/3D BIM modelling, MEP, structures, civil engineering and visualisation. Scheduled and bespoke classroom based training is available in our training centres, as well as bespoke training being available at your premises. Learning how to get the best use out of the most widely adopted BIM modelling tool in the industry will maximise your return on investment.
New to Man and Machine – Solibri Model Checker!
Solibri Model Checker (SMC) X-rays Building Information Models – offering 3D visualisation and walk in functionality to reveal potential clashes, flaws and weaknesses. You can also share that information within the construction team using SMC. The same software allows you to quantify the amounts of building materials needed and provides easier maintenance information once the building is ready.