Building Information Modelling (BIM)
With the help of BIM we integrate information from all different project functions into one single master data base. This can be done during all project life since its conceptual stages, through its design, construction, commissioning, operation and final closing and disposal.
BIM describes a method of work based on digital 3D models where all relevant information of the project is generated, integrated, administered, controlled and exchanged among the project participants in the course of the whole project life.
The core of BIM’s work philosophy is to integrate the digital 3D model with other Project’s data e.g. equipment & component characteristics, schedule, cost, operation and maintenance info, among others.
The first step starts with the design of the project processes in a 2D intelligent model (2D BIM). Then the project components are modeled in an intelligent 3D environment (3D BIM) into which the data from the Process 2D Model is incorporated.
These BIM components or assemblies can further be linked to schedule constraints (4D BIM) and accurate cost estimates from the Project Budget (5D BIM). If we add further aspects of the life cycle of the project (e.g. environment/sustainability factors, demolition, disposal/recycling of project components) the result is 6D BIM. When linking attribute data to Facility Management (e.g. components manufacture, date of installation, the necessary maintenance) we get the 7D BIM.
The last addition in the development of BIM methodology is Safety what gives us the 8D BIM.
Each additional dimension integrates more information about a project, giving insight into cost-saving opportunities and how the asset can be managed most efficiently in its operational phase and post-construction completion. As a result, all information is interlinked in a transparent manner and all impacts of a change in one area on any other sub-area are visualized in real time.
BENEFITS OF BIM
By using BIM PlainHill is able to improve project work and performance.
BIM can positively impact all phases of a project life by:
- Improving Project’s Control
- Giving real time access to Project’s status and data
- Strengthening cost certainty and cost reduction
- Saving of time
- Increasing planning quality
- Increasing acceptance by Stakeholders
- Improving collaboration and information sharing
- Enabling effective Facility Management
- Improving Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
- Boosting Safety Management
With BIM PlainHill can integrate into one master database all Project’s information from the different systems databases being used. This master data basis can contain information from as many different systems as required by your Project and make it available on a real time to as many users as required. For instead we can integrate data coming from:
- Document Control
- IOM Manuals