cf.BIM assists companies in the growing use of BIM in construction projects. cf.BIM is for Clients, Contractors and Sub-Contractors alike to provide services in the implementation, support, delivery and modelling aspects of a successful BIM Project.
Originally an acronym for Building Information Modelling the collective thought within the construction industry is that ‘Building Information Management’ or ‘Better Information Management‘ would be a more apt description.
The construction strategy details the governments aspiration to reduce the cost of public sector assets by up to 20% by 2016, and recommends collaborative digital workflows and processes in order to aid project teams in the delivery of this.
To achieve the requirements of the the strategy, the government requires suppliers tendering for centrally-procured government projects to be working at BIM Level 2 as a minimum standard. Collaborative digital workflows, with project and asset information, documentation and electronic data, are key to the realisation of this. The strategy has been introduced to drive the adoption of BIM processes throughout the public and private sectors, and clients and professionals are becoming increasingly aware of it’s benefits on construction projects and requesting it as a service.
The introduction of this new method of working has not been without challenge, and there is a lot of debate and discussion regarding definitions, types of classification and process. (5 years have passed from the introduction of the government strategy and we can argue that we already have at least three understandings of what the BIM acronym should actually stands for!) Given the monumental challenge of tasking an entire industry to transition collectively to a shared method of working, there is a level of confusion and uncertainty that could easily arise.
This has allowed us to develop new ways of utilising BIM workflows to consolidate and leverage this expertise. Put simply, traditional two-dimensional workflows simply would not have been able to help us accomplish this in an efficient manner.
We have a number of staff who have worked using three-dimensional models in one form of another (albeit using the ‘lonely BIM’ processes), and most have now transitioned across to the collaborative BIM method for day to day work. As new problems have arisen, the practice has found new and creative ways of solving them.
cf.BIM is intended to provide supplementary solutions in addition to the architectural services provided by CoxFreeman. cf.BIM aim to share what we’ve learned so far in order to assist those who are currently embarking on their own BIM journey.
> Massing Model Studies
> Sun Path Analysis
> Architectural Model Production
> Model co-ordination with key design consultants
> GDL Parametric modelling
Assistance with the authoring of documentation to industry standards
> Advice with Plain Language Questions (PLQ)
> Assistance with Employers Information Requirements (EIR)
> Advice for Asset Information Requirements (AIR)
> Pre and Post Contract BIM Execution Plans (BEP)
> Task Information Delivery Plans (TIDP)
> Master Information Delivery Plans (MIDP)
> Model Production and Delivery Tables (MDTP)
> Advice regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Information Manager
> Undertaking of the Information Management role for a project
> Assistance with the administration of a Common Data Environment (CDE)
> Advice regarding implementation and administration of the NBS Digital Toolkit
Project co-ordination assistance
> Model federation
> Model co-ordination
> Clash detection and report writing
> Advice with the implementation of BIM
> Advice regarding classification
> Advice with industry documentation as defined by the BIM Level 2 website (www.bim-level2.org)
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Alan McCall BA (Hons) BArch RIBA
Culver Epps BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Allan Smithson BSc (Hons) MA MCIAT
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