Bim Technology Arrives At Metaldeck

BIM (Building Information Modelling) will now be used on all Metaldeck Steel Decking contracts after parent company Raised Floor Solutions made a significant investment in the state-of-the-art technology.

BIM allows all parties collaborating on a project to ‘virtually construct’ a building prior to physically constructing it. All parties input critical information into a ‘live’ intelligent 3D model, which analyses the impact and highlights conflicts with other elements of the design so that corrections can be made at an early stage.

As the model is ‘live’ and used by all contractors, the model reflects the ongoing design of a project and allows instant access to the most up to date data, thereby reducing uncertainty and greatly reducing the risk of costly mistakes and delays.

By 2016, the use of collaborative 3D BIM will be compulsory for any companies working on Local and Central Government contracts.

What is BIM?

BIM, or Building Information Modelling, is the process of the collaborative design of a building using one comprehensive digital computer model rather than many separate sets of construction drawings.  The ‘live’ project can be accessed at anytime by any collaborative party to input or obtain up to the minute information about a scheme.

What are the benefits of BIM?

BIM brings together all critical information about a project allowing all parties to access it, such as to design their input into a project most effectively. BIM can be used to show how individual elements, build sequences and systems relate to each other and can therefore flag up any conflicts at an early stage.

This reduces the risk of error, therefore providing both time and cost savings, and provides better accuracy in estimation and in the proposal of design solutions.

BIM can be used to show a buildings entire life cycle – from cradle to cradle.  It can show a building’s inception, its projected demolition and the materials than could be reused.  This is helpful when meeting certain planning and building control objectives.

Posted by admin  Posted on 31 Aug 
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