We provide a wide range of 3D Building Information Modelling services for clients, designers, contractors, sub-contractors and manufacturers. BIM models are built to industry standards and can incorporate metadata to support COBie or customer specific data exchange standards.
The 3D model is used to support construction, delivery and the operation of the building throughout its lifecycle.
Project and asset information models
While a building is being designed and built the corresponding model is referred to as a PIM, a Project Information Model. When the building is handed over to the owner/occupier for operational use the PIM is migrated to an AIM, Asset Information Model.
Volume models for works packages
For practical development the models are divided into manageable ‘volume models’ that correspond to predefined areas or ‘works packages’. Cadnet is regularly commissioned to create these ‘works package’ volume models for sub-contractors.
These volume models enable more more than one person to work on the project model simultaneously. Each volume model is represented by a separate file but can be viewed together to give a fuller picture of the project.
Achieving BIM level 2 compliance
For this collaborative design coordination to succeed all data, from whatever source, must be produced in a standardised format. This is why we create BIM Level 2 Compliant Models in line with the Industry Standards (PAS 1192) and the CIC BIM Protocol, and agree COBie data drop requirements at the outset of a project.
MEP modelling expertise
We also have considerable technical experience in delivering MEP models and other supporting services for sub-contractors using Revit® or MicroStation®.
Data capture for 3D BIM
We offer a range of services to support the 3D BIM modelling process from the creation of new data in the form of a point clouds collected from a laser scan survey to the translation of your 2D CAD plans into the 3D model.
If you would like to discuss your 3D Building Information Modelling requirements in more detail, please get in touch with Colin Williams, his contact details are at the top of the page.