The Pinnacle Design Team are working hard to improve our design capabilities and efficiencies for construction projects. In this blog, we explain what BIM Level 2 means and identify the reasons why the qualification is important for projects.
Victoria, Head of Design, is responsible for supervising the setup of BIM, the progress and procedures of design and the advancement in 3D modelling. With the design team growing, Pinnacle 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).
BIM Levels 1, 2 and 3 are the accepted definitions of what criteria are required to be BIM-compliant. This has evolved the construction industry from the drawing board to the digital age. In the future, the construction industry will eventually adapt to full collaborative working.
BIM Level 2 is distinguished by collaborative working, and requires an information exchange process that is unique to the project and is coordinated between different systems and teams, e.g., architects, FFE designers etc. The CAD software must be capable of exporting to a common file format like IFC. Our commitment to UK government projects means that our designers are trained to BIM level 2.
BIM Level 2 certification is important because it is considered to reduce inefficiencies and mistakes in the supply chain, demonstrates compliance with the relevant standards, and is shown to reduce waste.
Our BIM team have successfully passed their BIM Level 2 training.
So far, FFE Designer Alex and BIM Coordinator Luis have achieved their BIM Level 2 training. This means they are both able to develop building information in a collaborative 3D environment with data in separate discipline models. The rest of the team are working towards achieving their BIM essentials training alongside their weekly deadlines.
This is a positive start to this year’s objectives, and we are looking forward to seeing the Design team progress!