Delta Membranes have been discussing BIM (Building Information Modelling) and how successful it is on delivering for waterproofing projects.
BIM modelling can be used throughout a project’s lifecycle, with the software representing both the physical and intrinsic properties of a building as an object-oriented model tied to a database (the BIM Store).
BIM users can see and interact with the models in 3D and 2D views, sections and elevation views. It allows project teams to work together to create and share a range of project documentation with the benefit of interconnectivity, which in turn creates better project decisions in the stages of the project.
Mark Crowe, from the BIM Academy, describes BIM as ‘joining the dots between ways of working that currently result in huge amounts of duplication’ and ‘the construction equivalent of putting bus timetables on Google, rather than printing out flyers that everyone will lose’.
Some believe the BIM approach is only worthwhile on bigger projects, but Delta Membranes believe there is benefit and value to adopting BIM for every project.
BIM allows for a collaborative way of working to deliver masses of information over a Common Data Environment (CDE) – a
digitised area for the assortment of information.
Adopting it is a long-term investment for all involved in the delivery of a project.
Unlike CAD systems, BIM offers an infused software which uses in-system calculations and offers the ability to connect with specifications developed with tools such as NBS Create.
BIM can also offer solutions to maintenance of buildings prior to completion of the project. The Waterproofing aspect of a project is required to meet the same environmental standards, regulations and Government mandates as all other aspects in the built
Delta Membrane Systems Limited has substantial experience in delivering waterproofing solutions to both large and small residential and commercial developments.
A big advantages of BIM is during the construction phase, when those delivering the project need to extract relevant and necessary information. It can also help in the forming and performing of maintenance programmes.
BIM is a long-term investment, which is why Delta Membrane Systems Limited seek to update and incorporate their products
into BIM modelling.
Delta products can be found courtesy of The National BIM Library, which has been developed by NBS. This free of charge online resource is well worth a visit.
To find out more about our BIM models visit https://www.deltamembranes.com/services/technical/bim/.
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