BIM is a term that is becoming more widely used and understood within the construction industry. More and more practices, consultants and contractors are recognising the benefits that working with BIM software can bring to the coordination and efficiency of a construction project. We have adopted one of the industry's leading software products and are able to see our designs emerge as complete 3D objects. It is a tool we have found to be invaluable when explaining to clients and consultants the nature and form of the design. It allows us to freely manipulate internal and external elements in a virtual environment to achieve a coordinated design well before the building ever gets to site, thus eliminating those costly changes at a later date.
BIM is not just an improvement in software technology but fundamentally, is the development of a new methodology and at the heart of the BIM approach is the ability to structure and share information between clients, designers, consultants, contractors and suppliers. This information (the BIM) can then be changed and updated by clients, users and designers, as the building is used and adapted to suit the needs of it owners/users throughout its life.The future of construction is digital and Studio Severn Architects have embraced BIM as the way forward and in doing so they are also helping others to do the same. By sharing their knowledge and expertise with contractors and consultants, Studio Severn are hoping to build and develop a much more coordinated professional team. Working in such a close and coordinated way helps bring efficiencies to the design process, which in turn benefits clients, contractors and designers. If you would like more information on BIM or would like some help to implement BIM systems, please give us a call.