BIM in Action: A Case Study

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Sarah Rothwell

Imagining a space that doesn't exist yet can be quite a challenge. Throw into the mix a site area of almost 6000sqm and a complex interweave of ward and specialist spaces, plant rooms and circulation routes - then being asked to envision how it will all work together effectively is no mean feat.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a software tool that allows us to model room configurations in 3D; positioning scaled equipment to ensure sufficient room-sizes, and clash-detection for services, such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Modelling in this way allows for a clearer communication of design between clients, user groups and the various contractors that work together to develop a building that meets a diverse range of needs.

Click here to view the case study on the BRANZ website.

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