BIM In A Nutshell12-11-2019
What does BIM mean?
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a prerequisite for the Construction industry. It is a process to create and manage all the elements of the construction project collaboratively, supported by technology.
How do we utilise BIM?
At Pinnacle, we use BIM to integrate our drawings with each stakeholder of the project, including architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, structural engineers and contractors. We continue to make significant investments to progress and develop our BIM capability through training, software and hardware. Our designs are delivered using Revit software to comply with BIM Level 2 in which 3D model information is shared with a common data environment (CDE).
How do BIM and FF&E work together?
BIM provides better and more accurate coordination of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) with the buildings structure, service locations and ICT requirements. The early integration of FF&E in the 3D model enables full visualisation of the FF&E within a 3D space, enhancing the end user’s comprehension of how the FF&E will function before the building is on site. Drawings for a typical project will include 2D plans, elevations and 3D views of each space within the building all derived from the single 3D model.
We have created a library of BIM compliant 3D models of the furniture we manufacture of which the 3D models have been loaded with specific parameters like product codes, price and descriptions. This allows us to streamline the quotation process, ensure accurate quantity take off and provide the design team and client with highly detailed 3D models.
We have successfully integrated FF&E in BIM compliant projects working with leading architects such as Stride Treglown and Atkins and main contractors such as Laing O’Rourke and ISG. We understand the importance of implementing and understanding the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) at the beginning of a project, ensuring that each stage runs successfully, and expectations are exceeded.
Please note: at this time we are unable to share our BIM library