What is BIM?

BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling. BIM is a method of digital data collection and collaboration enabling the project team to access, design and understand the building through the use of a digital model.

Why is it important?

BIM is an internationally recognised benchmark for the whole construction industry, recognised by the government. Its implementation is at the core of the ‘Government Construction Strategy (May 2011)’.

  • The aim is for the UK to become global leaders in BIM;
  • All public sector projects must be delivered to BIM Level 2;
  • BIM standards are likely to be highly required across the entire UK construction industry.

What is required?

There are currently four levels of BIM compliance, levels 0-3.

BIM level 1 in reality is a mix of 2D and 3D spread across a number of data formats and is technically not true BIM.

  • At present, BIM Level 2 is widely considered to be the working benchmark for BIM. BIM Level 2 encompasses the following essential requirements:
  • The requirement for the employer to provide an ‘Employers Information Requirements (EIR)’ document
  • The employer’s or client’s assessment of the supplier and the supply chain’s capabilities
  • The supply chain’s provision of a ‘BIM Execution Plan (BEP)’ outlining BIM roles, standards and procedures
  • The provision of a Common Data Environment (CDE) – compatible standards between the team
  • The creation of information models which exchange information or federate with other models to create a single holistic output
  • The creation of information models within database and analysis based software.

What can KTA offer?

KTA have invested heavily in BIM, utilising Autodesk Revit Architecture, KTA is able to provide a BIM Level 2 team on all projects.

A selection of our services include:

  • Assisting clients with the creation of Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and the wider supply chain assessment;
  • Information, BIM, Revit and Autocad Coordination Roles;
  • Leading the team in the creation of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP);
  • Client and design team access to a Common Data Environment through the Autodesk BIM360 Drive;
  • Compliance with industry standards including BS 1192:2007, PAS 1192-2:2013 AND AEC(UK) BIM Standard for Autodesk Revit;
  • KTA can create and host fully integrated information and federated models through the use of Autodesk Revit Architecture.
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