Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM is a collaborative way of working which provides stakeholders with a platform to share project information in one place. The project team is able to access and share project data and design information which leads to improved communications, more accurate programming and resulting in efficiencies and cost reductions.
For R J Leighfield the BIM journey has begun. We are currently working towards BIM Level 2 maturity and adopting the standards and processes of PAS 1192-2 for project delivery. The company is currently developing a BIM Execution Plan template which highlights the areas within our Business Management System, which require developing.
The company has worked with clients on a collaborative basis on many projects and is currently working with the NFB and Project Five Consulting Ltd on its BIM Maturity programme.
BIM for supply chain
BIM is transforming the design and construction industry.
It creates an atmosphere where clients, designers, supply chain and construction companies can work together with the goal of achieving the best possible solution. BIM is not purely about technology because it requires the introduction of process based change and innovation, which leads to efficiency savings, reduced waste and costs. Above all BIM requires a collaborative approach from clients, their project team, the contractor and his supply chain.
An accurate three-dimensional virtual model of the project is created – containing every detail. By producing a three-dimensional model in advance of construction, we make sure that every aspect of the design is right before we get on site.
The technology links up with mobile devices in the field, such as iPads, enabling people on site to access the model and the latest plans. This translates into big cost savings from dramatically fewer defects, and a shorter installation period.
We are supporting our supply chain to develop BIM processes and skills.