Building Information Modelling (BIM)

We use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to offer benefits to our clients including the opportunity to explore creative design ideas, improved coordination earlier in the design, better contractor engagement and understanding, and improved programme and cost control. The BIM model then provides the record of the project for its management and maintenance in the future.

Almost all of our major structural engineering projects are now drawn as 3D models produced in Revit to feed into integrated project BIM models. We are fully conversant with the requirements of BIM Level 2, and have successfully delivered a range of projects to this standard. Our analysis software is integrated with Revit, offering the ability to import models created in Revit directly into the analysis package for efficient design of complex structures.

We are particularly knowledgeable at 3D modelling of existing buildings. Using BIM when working on a complex existing building is a particular challenge and it is important to understand the difference between creating a new building from scratch and starting with an existing building when moving forward with BIM. We are a member of the BIM for Heritage group, which seeks to develop and promote best practice in the use of BIM for historic buildings.

Examples of some of our projects produced in BIM can be seen