Building information modelling
More than just a way of creating the documentation needed to construct a building, BIM has changed the way developers, architects, engineers, contractors and other consultants work together — increasing productivity during design and construction.
BIM’s three-dimensional computer models improve collaboration and decision-making, enable easy trialling of design variations and multi-user working, eliminate repetitive amendments, enable clash detection between disciplines, allow real-time scheduling, and provide accurate cost and quantity estimates.
Engineers at WME use the latest BIM technology for structural and building services design, working to LOD 300. We have completed a number of projects in the Middle East using Autodesk Revit, the leading BIM platform, which includes links to the computational fluid dynamics software required for analyses such as wind loading.
CASE STUDY … Abu Dhabi Plaza phase 2 building services … Construction Week online … page 43