Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is more than just a 3D model for a particular project; the main benefits accrue from team collaboration and working together to achieve better designs and more efficient solutions. Hardies have now worked on several projects involving BIM building up experience and knowledge to ensure that we can exceed our Client’s expectations and add greater value. Projects to date have included several speculative housing development, care homes and a golf clubhouse.
Hardies utilised BIM to assist in the provision of QS measurements, the production of cost information, assisting the project management service provided and the development of an energy analysis. In addition the ability to provide a virtual walkthrough of the proposed building by way of a 3D model visualisation enables our Clients to understand how their proposed building prior to construction will operate on completion and provides greater opportunity to make design changes during the design stage before construction work commences thus avoiding costly changes during the construction period thereby reducing both the cost and design risk.
Hardies not only recommends the use of BIM for new projects, we also specialise in modelling existing buildings to assess their existing assets in terms of energy efficiency and facilities management (FM). This allows us to give advice to Clients on how best to increase their buildings energy efficiency therefore reducing building life cycle costs.
This process enhances the services we provide, consequently negating abortive work which results in savings of both costs and timescales to our Clients. Hardies are committed to working with other Consultants and Design Teams and incorporating the most advanced technology at our disposal to provide the best solutions for our Clients.
Derek Ferrier BSc MRICS