What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?
“BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling. It describes the means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model which draws on a range of data assembled collaboratively. Modelling an asset in digital form enables those who interact with the building to optimize their actions, resulting in a greater whole life value for the asset.” National Building Standards (www.thenbs.com)
Scan to BIM
Spatial Dimensions are at the forefront of the Building Information Modelling process within the built environment. We have many years of 3D laser scanning experience, which has helped us develop a scan-to-BIM process which delivers fast and highly accurate as-built survey information into a BIM-ready model, with industry standard deliverables such as Revit®.
However, our rapidly growing UK based team can also produce graphical models from point clouds or other survey data provided by third parties.
What is a BIM Model?
There are quite a few common misconceptions about what Building Information Modelling is. BIM is a process or way of working, not an entity. Our friends over at The B1M Channel, have produced this short video (below) explaining it in simple terms. They also have a superb amount of regularly updated BIM related content on their channel.