New to BIM?
Imagine that you want to build and use a building. Main stages that you have in this process are:
- PROGRAMMING AND BUDGETING
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
In all of these stages Building Information Modeling (BIM) can make your job easier, save time and reduce costs.
Everything starts with a 3D digital model of the building. A true BIM model consists of the virtual equivalents of the actual building parts and pieces used to build a building with all the characteristics – both physical and logical – of their real counterparts. These intelligent elements are the digital prototype of the physical building elements such as walls, columns, windows, doors, stairs, equipment etc. that allow us to simulate the building and understand its behavior in a computer environment way before the actual construction starts.
Such virtual representation is available in each of the building life cycle stages and evolves as the design moves away from conceptual to detailed and eventually to as-built.
What can you do with BIM?
BEXEL’s AEC professionals and consultants utilize VDC/BIM technology and internal processes and software technology to run virtual construction simulations and analyses to provide invaluable pieces information to our clients in real time, supporting their decision making processes with fantastic success.
Depending on the building stage, BIM model can be used for:
Project Programming, Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, Analyses and Calculations, Documentation preparation, Elements Fabrication, 4D/5D Construction Simulations, Construction Logistics, Operation and Maintenance, Renovation…
Integrated Project Delivery
The main purpose of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is to optimize project results and improve performance of design and construction. This is achieved through a procedural mind shift, in which systematic, collaborative organizations of stakeholders are created in order to foster environments where each individual’s insight, suggestion and ability is utilized and organized towards a common goal – a successfully delivered project.
IPD methodology tends to address crucial problems arising from the lack of common focus by gathering stakeholders around one table, as opposed to the previously adopted course in which each participant in the project works solely on parts of the project which belong in their scope of responsibility, without taking into consideration the effects their actions imply on the project as a whole. By bringing together all stakeholders early, collaborative decision making takes place at a time in which the best results can be achieved, bringing the most value to the owner and the investors, as well as all other participants in the project. Owners, architects, engineers and contractors and other stakeholders, such as consulting firms (such as BEXEL) will typically work together through the entire project life cycle.
BEXEL leads our clients on their path of adoption the IPD methodology and brings innovative thinking and modern technological solutions to the table, in terms of both software and processes. Our main role is to organize the entire system and streamline it’s processes, while at the same time providing concrete, specific and timely answers to key questions using our own knowledge and technology.