Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM greatly enhances project collaboration and coordination, bringing together all those involved in the design and build process. The opportunities and challenges of working in a digital environment are hugely exciting for us as BIM architects and designers.

Working collaboratively with clients, fellow designers, constructors and building users through Building Information Modelling (BIM), allows us to use visualisations that show how a building will feel and operate during the design stage.

Thanks to virtual modelling, we are also able to forecast how the building will function once occupied which provides accurate costings for operation and lifecycle maintenance costs. Due to the way that technology and the procurement method of construction has evolved, Croft Goode has responded and BIM is forefront in our design process.  We have been using BIM successfully since 2004 and we are very competent in our abilities to analyse and interpret the data for the benefit of our clients. A key benefit to using BIM is its ability to speed up the process meaning a building will be safe and ready to use much quicker than would be expected.

1. Consult and understand Brief

- Project programme
- Project aspirations
- Understanding of previous work
- Current needs
- Survey of existing facilities

2. Design and fund

- Consultation
- Feasibility proposals
- Bidding for funding
- Research and development

Review and approve

3. Review and approve

- Finalise design details prior
to planning submission
- Autodesk BIM suite

4. Collaboration and added value

- One model = One design
- Shared data
- Environmental

Review and self snag

5. Fabrication CAD/CAM

- File to factory process
- Review and clash detection

Celebrate and use

6. Manage facilities

- Maintenance
- Life cycle costing analysis
- Future needs - Pluggable