Building Information Modelling (BIM) impacts the operations and processes of any organisation with an interest in offering, generating, procuring or using BIM outputs or needing to manage a BIM process.
BIM is not restricted to Designers and Main Contractors but is relevant to everyone involved in the built environment; Clients, Employers’ Agents, Sub-Contractors, and Manufacturers all need to have a strategy and a plan, and increasingly the Facilities Management community has a pivotal role to play.
Bringing BIM into your business
Excitech’s wide range of BIM consulting services can help you understand the intricacies of BIM; how it can improve your processes and growth opportunities, and how to get started on bringing BIM into your business.
With our BIM Consulting service we can guide you in areas such as:
- Compliance with industry requirements and government mandates (including achieving BIM Level 2 Accreditation)
- Driving efficiency and collaboration
- Reducing waste
- Winning more work
- Increasing profitability
We have a long-standing track record in BIM consulting and implementation. We were advocating its principles even before the BIM acronym came into existence; particularly through our extensive involvement in the development of Heathrow Terminal 5.
Excitech’s one-day BIM workshop will bring your team up to speed on BIM. CPD-accredited, the workshop is more than a worthwhile investment in staff training – it’s a full-on introduction to the process, culture, and technology changes for which BIM is becoming a global catalyst within the industry. Suitable for any other professional with an interest in the built environment.
Delivered in an engaging and personal manner the aim of the workshop is also to align all attendees so your organisation can move forward in unison, and discuss BIM with others in an educated and informed way.
For larger organisations the entire session can be configured specifically to your BIM strategy and delivered as part of a roll-out programme for your supply chain or across your entire organisation or project teams.
- Building your BIM Strategy
Our BIM consulting service can also advise on the best approach to BIM adoption – initial or next stage – for your business. Our consultants will spend time in your organisation gathering information; getting to know your culture and how you work.
We’ll conduct small group interviews, workshops, data collection and analysis. The current ‘state of the nation’ within your organisation and its recommended route on the BIM journey is reflected in the consultant’s report.
The report is unique to your business; it’s your strategy and road map. It’s a recommended way forward to embrace, and benefit from, the BIM challenge, put together by people who have worked with BIM since its earliest days.
- Achieving BIM Level 2 Accreditation
We have a long-standing track record in BIM consulting and the implementation of BIM, and it is for that reason that we work in partnership with Lloyd's Register in the delivery of the BIM accreditation process.
The UK Government now requires all public construction projects to be performed by ‘BIM Ready’ organisations and BIM Level 2 accreditation certifies this. The certification demonstrates compliancy to a number of standards including ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2.
In order to work towards or remain compliant with the above, your business needs to firstly understand the gaps that exist within your current operations and processes. Our team of expert consultants will work with you to establish what needs to be worked on to achieve this, and prepare your business for accreditation.
This digital way of working - constructing an asset in virtual reality before trying it for real - not only helps us work out problems in the design stage; it also allows for a more collaborative approach. Product manufacturers and specialist contractors from every trade can input critical information into the model before the design is fixed and building begins"1
BIM comes with an entire ecosystem of new standards, technologies and toolsets that make it easier to deliver business value when the integrated processes under the BIM banner are fully leveraged.
Excitech knows how to integrate BIM software with existing systems, can guide you through the many options available to you, and can help train your staff quickly to ease the change.
It’s a change that aligns to more efficient achievement of objectives and enhanced business outcomes for AEC organisations, associated professionals and, ultimately, their clients.
1 Francis Maude's speech to the Government Construction Summit. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/francis-maudes-speech-to-the-government-construction-summit