What is BIM?
Building Information Modelling – or BIM – is all about providing a common platform that all parties involved with a project can use in order to work collaboratively from start to finish.
BIM data improves the build process by reducing errors, highlighting issues before they occur and making it easier for different companies to design and resolve different elements of the build.
In 2011, the UK government laid out plans for all of their construction projects over £5million to be BIM compliant by 2016. This proposal was initially led by the UK government’s BIM Task Group which worked with the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) to spearhead the campaign. With the UKCG keen to adopt the new guidelines, it is likely that BIM will soon impact non-government contracts as well and become the industry standard.
BuilderStorm & BIM
We offer all the tools and features you need to demonstrate you are BIM Level 1 compliant. We can provide on-line drawing hosting with robust revision control and full audit trails. Our RFI system means that everyone is on the same page when looking at design queries. Project photos keep track of the project as it changes over time, and the whole project and all data can be exported at the end for hand-over to the client.
Our software is already being used by clients under the BIM directive. Click here to read a blog post by our CEO, where I H B are using BuilderStorm to build a new £18m project in Warrington.