BIM Case Study: Confidential Financial Firm

London, UK 500,000 sqft Interior Fitout Revit 2012 – BIM Level 2 The project is comprised of two separate buildings which represent two important architectural periods. The Iconic Old School Building was built in the Neoclassical Style constructed circa. 1838. Gensler London have been appointed to carry out full design services for the building. The[…]

How will BIM benefit product manufacturers?

I think that manufacturers can benefit from BIM, but only if they work to integrate with the BIM process. The trick is to understand the process that the BIM models and teams working on it go through and understanding how they can help with it. If your products can be delivered in forms that BIM programs understand and is useful to the team, then it will make it easier for them to include it on a project (i.e. specify it). Alternatively if you can utilise the BIM models for the production of your product, then it’s helps with the integration of your work into the BIM process.

So much of BIM is about integration. […]

data is the new oil

At a recent tech event in London one speaker said that “Data is the new oil. You just have to learn how to extract it.” I love the simplicity of this statement and I think that it is entirely true. If you look at what drives some of the market leaders (the likes of Google and Facebook) data is what is empowering their company. But as much as companies can try to get the upper hand through data, they have to remember one key piece. For just as the speaker at that event missed, there is a big difference between crude oil and jet fuel. Data is the new oil, but you have to learn how to extract it AND refine it. […]

What is building information modelling (BIM) and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Although many think Building Information Modelling (BIM) is just another Computer Assisted Design (CAD) program, it actually goes well beyond that. In fact it goes well beyond software alone because it is shaping the design process itself. The best way I can sum it up is “BIM is an architectural process of Virtual Design and Construction that through the heavy use of technology integrates and connects information with the virtual model.”

In layman’s terms, it means that we build the project before we build the project. […]