Virtual design tools such as 3D modelling and simulation are becoming increasingly sophisticated and integrated. Their potential may be best realised when fed into an advanced design process that brings to life the interactions between designers and between each design element.
This process, known as building information modelling (BIM), is transforming the way cities, buildings and systems are designed to perform throughout their entire life cycle.
“The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the Governments intention to require: collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.
Essentially the UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of: reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.”
BIM Task Group (www.bimtaskgroup.org)
With the increased use of 3D design software, full 3D models of buildings will become an ever increasing requirement over the traditional 2D floor plans and elevations. Our in-house expertise and knowledge in the area of 3D scanning and modeling through the use of the latest technology and software has help to put as at the forefront of the industry. Through the use of 3D Laser Scanners, we are able to create accurate and detailed Building Information Models (BIM) in a variety of formats to produce a 3D as-built survey of buildings and infrastructure.
Survey Systems can offer a service creating accurate BIM 3D models straight from the surveyed point cloud data. Ideal for quickly capturing large sites and buildings in high levels of detail, the accurate point cloud captured by the laser scanner allows our 3D BIM modelers to accurately re-create the as-built site using BIM software such as Autodesk Revit. The intelligent 3D model allows users to interrogate and edit any part of the as-built model.