Building Information Modelling (BIM)
With the governments drive to ensure that 3D BIM become commonplace on all its projects by 2016 Christopher Smith Associates have ensured that we are placed to embrace this philosophy.
For almost 10 years we have been working with Revit 3D information on our new store schemes for ASDA Stores Limited. Due to the lack of specialist cost management software we developed our own excel and vector based methods of using the 3D design for more accurate measurements and costing. We have already started to look at how we can influence designers to allow new information within the models to be captured giving us the opportunity to value engineer, life cycle cost and advise on buildable solutions.
The integration of all design and cost information into one place will be not only a benefit to our clients but ensure that we can maintain an efficient service on all future projects.