Our services ...
- We support your BIM contracting process
- We implement BIM-based work methodologies and technological solutions
- We optimize BIM work methodologies already in place
- We define and implement BIM standards, manuals and templates
- We develop architecture and specialty projects supported by BIM models
- We develop digital libraries and other CAD and BIM content
Training / Coaching
- We train and support human resources in your company, providing them with skills in BIM
- We provide answers to the specific needs of your company or institution
- We develop BIM models for decision support and construction management
- We perform construction surveys and respective BIM models
- Get access to all our services through pre-configured packages of hours
The information on material systems and equipment contained in the BIM models is valuable for creating the database needed to organize preventive maintenance, especially with regard to equipment that requires regular inspections and maintenance, particularly heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and security systems.
Additionally, the availability of information about systems that undergo frequent changes is valuable for facility management.
BIM models provide an extremely useful basis for managing spaces and their occupancy. Organizations that occupy vast areas of office space will benefit from the availability of this information. By cross-referencing building and human resources information, large companies are able to better manage available space with increased functionality and reduced facility-related expenses.
Considering that commercial and industrial buildings account for almost 20% of energy consumption in several countries, there is an objective to analyze and research options to promote greater energy efficiency. BIM tools play an important role at this level, facilitating the analysis and comparison of the various alternatives .
Managing up-to-date technical drawings of facilities is always a challenge for facility managers. Although BIM does not extinguish the need to maintain up-to-date information on buildings, it presents at least two advantages over traditional CAD methods: BIM facilitates the three-dimensional representation of the different building components and thus facilitating their perception, with obvious advantages for example when it comes to the representation of mechanical systems, ventilation, air-conditioning, etc. BIM models integrate relevant information about assemblies, finishes, and equipment.
Life Cycle Management
The recent emphasis on sustainability has brought a greater focus on aspects related to the life cycle management of buildings. Responsible landlords are realizing that this attitude makes sense both economically and ecologically. BIM makes it easier to manage relevant information about current building conditions and facilitates alternatives analysis and decision making. The BIM model can contain the information about the durability and replacement costs of different components, helping owners understand the advantages of investing initially in materials and systems that may represent a higher initial cost, but be reflected in savings over the life cycle of the buildings.
Building energy automation (SAE) systems provide real-time monitoring and control of sophisticated electrical and mechanical systems. Experience shows that efficient building utilization is critical to achieving energy savings. Although still recent, the integration between BIM and SAE will bring significant benefits, with particular relevance in technical buildings such as laboratories or hospitals.
Frequently Asked Questions
BIM building information modeling is a collaborative process of design, construction and construction management based on a three-dimensional digital model, which simultaneously contains all the relevant technical information of the different components of the actual building it simulates.
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