Building information modelling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.
BIM does not need to be complex.
Put simply, BIM is information relevant to a project or individual item that creates a larger assembly which can be displayed and controlled on a screen from various angles and views.
Projects using a form of BIM basically describe a component visually and can also explain the uses, coordination, life cycle analysis (LCA), energy analysis of the item and more in a text format. Just because an item does not have text information does not mean it is not BIM. It's just means the level of detail (LOD) is low, therefore making it harder for the specifiers and or builder to distinguish actual properties. It is not unusual for a report to be created for various reasons on a project that contains the text information or attributes of individual or combined products for analysis and scheduling requirements.
RubySketch BIM Models / Components are Smarter...
Our BIM models are more than just simple geometry with some textures added to it for visualisation. They contain detailed information such as brand, product number, specifications, R values, sustainability rating, where to buy & more....That's a heap of information that will save the designer, the builder and the client valuable research time when specifying products for a project. Our models are high in information but small in file size to keep your software running efficiently!
BIM is used throughout a buildings lifetime not just at the planning stage;
3D Visualisation - create detailed visual presentations to sell a proposal
Change Management - any modification to building design can easily be updated in each view
Building simulation - BIM models contains more than just architectural data. They can contain information about engineering, sustainability, installation etc.
Data Management - BIM Models can contain scheduling, estimation, lifecycle information and lots more.
Why BIM ?
Why RubySketch BIM ?
- Less energy consumption via energy analysis
- Less wastage
- Better maintenance planning
- Faster estimation
- Easier feasibility studies
- Great collaboration & shared knowledge between Architect, builder, client and subcontractors actually everyone who participates in the construction and design process
- Visual Clash detection
- Facility management
- Scheduling 4D
- Cost Estimating 5D
- RubySketch is run by design and build professionals not sales people, we actively design and build and have done for over 23 years.
- Significantly reduced design time
- easy to use and find specific models
- high level of detail with low poly count (LPC)
- one location for many needs or product requirements
- BIM to drive the construction industry
The Federal Government, UTS and BuildingSMART have released a strategic report outlining the support needed to drive the construction industry into a new efficient, low carbon era .
One of the key points of this report is that the building supply chain needs to get involved and start digitising their components for inclusion in intelligent building models.
BIM is becoming essential rather than optional.