BIM (Building Information Modelling) is an intelligent process that uses 3D models to allow architects, engineers and construction professionals to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure in a collaborative and efficient way.
The reason why BIM is important is that it improves project outcomes because it helps coordination and collaboration with stakeholders and leads to more efficient workflows and 3D visualisations. Among the benefits is that the 3D model enables document management, coordination and simulation during the entire lifecycle of a project (plan, design, build, operation and maintenance).
As BIM is a combination of technology and process, intelligent 3D modelling software with an agreed execution plan are fundamental to all BIM projects.
The end client typically sets the BIM requirements to ensure all stakeholders (Architects, engineers, contractors, sub-contractors, etc) design and build the project using a BIM process. This ensures accurate and timely coordination of all building information resulting in a ‘Digital Twin’ of the physical building.
A 3D survey is a fast and accurate way to record the spatial detail of a building. We use high-tech laser scanners and photography to capture the precise geometric data for project models, which can then be used to facilitate the BIM process.
Drone photogrammetry is not only cost effective, it also offers flexibility when it comes to capturing 2D and 3D data.
The way that drone photogrammetry works is that a drone captures a large range of overlapping photos of an area, showing the same point from various different angles. This then allows us to create a 3D map in high resolution that includes information on elevation and height as well as shape, texture and colour.
Find out more on our Photogrammetry Surveying page.