Harnessing the power of BIM (Building Information Modelling)

BSA | Build has specialised in the virtual construction of 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) since 2006.

Our investment in BIM technology continues to provide BSA with a competitive advantage, as it reduces risk, streamlines quality control, creates integration possibilities and provides accessible analytical tools.

BIM is the process of generating and managing building data during the conceptual stage, design, construction, operational life and demolition. Essentially, BIM provides us with the ability to virtually construct a building prior to its physical production, and analyse the potential impact.

BIM provides an increasingly sophisticated design process that allows subcontractors to input critical information before beginning construction. The result is a safer job site and more accurate construction. This method of management is more practical, efficient and minimises errors as they can be found and rectified during the design phase of the project, so they do not occur during the construction phase.

The use of BIM provides significant advantages in the area of safety due to the elimination of any uncertainty. Work sites instantly become safer as more items are pre-assembled off site, waste is minimised and products are delivered as they are needed. Typically, BIM uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modelling software to increase productivity, taking a significant role during the design and construction phases of a project and can continue into facility management.

The Building Information Model encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and component quantities and properties. The model also allows users to select and order automatically, providing cost estimates as well as material tracking.