- FARMSTEAD DEVELOPMENT
- SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING
- PUBLIC BUILDINGS
- ADAPTATIONS OF READY DESIGNS
- MODIFICATION OF THE METHOD OF USE OF A BUILDING/PREMISES
- INDUSTRIAL AND SERVICE SPACE
- BUILDING INSTALLATIONS
- CONVERSION OF A TRADITIONAL PROJECT INTO A PROJECT GENERATED IN BIM TECHNOLOGY
We provide comprehensive building and detailed design services for the purpose of residential, industrial, service and public buildings. The entire project creation process is based fully on innovative BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology. As compared to traditional CAD design technology, BIM allows to eliminate many costly design errors already at the early design concept stage.
Our studio also provides services of architectural and construction inventories regarding historic and sacred buildings.
WHAT IS BIM?
Currently, the abbreviation of BIM is most often explained as Building Information Model.
However, the source of BIM being an innovative digital building technology, initially originated from Building Information Modelling.
You may also come across BIM explained as Building Information Management.
The Building Information Model is actually a database of information. Building Information Modelling, on the other hand, is a process that enables to collect, model and manage such information.
What should be remembered here is that the word ‘building’ does not only mean a typical building. BIM regards any building facility: cubature building (residential and office buildings, hospitals), line distribution facilities (roads, highways, railway roads, above-ground and underground industrial networks), industrial facilities (process installations and lines along with infrastructure), bridges, flyovers or airports.
BIM does not only cover buildings, but all construction facilities.
Often – as in the book of Finith Jernigan, Big BIM, little bim – the term “big BIM” is used in relation to the digital model and “small BIM” when we talk about information management.
The digital model is a database that should contain all the information describing a given building: geometric data, physical features, functional features, cost data, technical parameters, data necessary to ensure maintenance of the facility’s fittings, data regarding the demand for utilities, etc.
BIM is also a process thanks to which a virtual model of a planned or existing building facility is created on a computer. At the design stage, this model is used for various analyses, construction simulations (for new facilities) or renovations (for existing facilities). Thanks to the model, you can design an efficient and effective architecture and predict its impact on the construction process or utility parameters of the facility.
BENEFITS OF BIM
Using a BIM-compliant model, you can choose the optimum construction, technological and logistics solutions, analyse the costs and schedule of implementation, spot design collisions and assembly collisions.
What’s important, the BIM model created at the stage of designing a new facility or an inventory of an existing facility should “live” and be a true representation of the real facility all the time. It is as if we were developing a virtual building next to an existing building, closely related to its real “brother”. Every planned change of reality (renovation, reconstruction, planned replacement of a device) should first be reflected in the model, and after checking how this change affects the virtual building the process of refurbishing, rebuilding or replacing the device in the real building would be started. Also, any changes in the building that were not previously planned and introduced to the model should be reflected in it. Thanks to this, we will have up-to-date and full information, enabling effective management.
BIM is a tool with many applications, specific for each phase of a construction investment. Hence, when analysing the benefits that BIM can bring, you should always define the area in which it is to be used: only at the design stage, or perhaps additionally during the construction stage or use of the facility.
BIM w praktyce – standardy / wdrożenia / case study
Dariusz Kasznia, Jacek Magiera, Paweł Wierzowiecki
Source: Wydawnictwo PWN
See the interactive BIM model of the castle in Frombork
The project has been implemented by our design studio