Bowker Sadler Partnership has invested in Autodesk Revit utilising Building Information Modeling (BIM) the next generation of architectural software. Through the implementation of new hardware, software and staff training the Practice is able to offer the benefits of using BIM over traditional CAD projects.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) – is the creation and use of coordinated information about a building project during the design, construction and management phases. Among the many advantages it confers over traditional CAD software are an increased speed of delivery and improved co-ordination across all professional disciplines involved in a project.
Building Information Modeling supports the continuous and immediate availability of project information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated. This concept has changed the way industry professionals think about how technology can be applied to the building design process.
For each of the three major phases in the building lifecycle—design, construction, and Management, BIM offers access to the following critical information:
• Design phase—design, schedule, and budget information
• Construction phase—quality, schedule, and cost information
• Management phase—performance, utilization, and financial information
The ability to keep this information up to date and accessible in an integrated digital environment gives architects, engineers, contractors, and owners a clear overall vision of their projects, as well as the ability to make faster decisions based on improved information.