Building Information Modelling is the future of intelligent building design – and One’s experienced designers were early adopters.
BIM provides a means of creating and managing virtually every aspect of a building’s design and engineering in a three-dimensional model with attributed data which can be shared by multiple authorised users. It offers huge benefits to clients, design teams, contractors and their supply chains
and many others and One is a practice certified to BIM Level 2.
Each of our disciplines has experience of working on projects at BIM Level 2 maturity. The result is a unified and highly collaborative approach to building design with the client’s project as the common focus.
Where we are employed as the full design team, any legal ‘model ownership issues’ are avoided because all our disciplines work in the same software, to the same protocols, and within the same studio location and are independently BRE certified to BIM Level 2 maturity.
At One we believe a fully integrated practice is the most effective way to deliver fully integrated BIM and it is a core business activity that drives our creative output.
Our leading BIM practitioners have years of experience in delivering projects within a BIM workflow. They also have industry qualifications, including RICS certified BIM Manager and BRE BIM Accredited Professional, and are certified to deliver projects to BIM Level 2.
The team reviews each project at the outset to formulate a BIM Execution Plan. This establishes the most appropriate means of delivering timely, quality information to all who rely on it. Each project is assigned a dedicated BIM Co-ordinator who assists with information management, model auditing, technical support, and clash detection.
BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification
Whether One is appointed as a specialist consultant to provide BIM deliverables, or commissioned as a fully integrated multidisciplinary building design team, the BRE certification shows that One is sufficiently competent to deliver BIM Level 2 projects to the recognised PAS1192-2 standard.
The certification assesses a business’ capability to utilise advanced 3D modelling tools and ensures that the company has the standards, methods, procedures, skilled staff and infrastructure in place for strict compliance with the Government’s strategy. This means our clients can be confident that the company is certified for its ability to deliver projects to BIM Level 2 maturity, including all centrally funded Government projects.
As an early adopter of technology, with the company’s first BIM project being undertaken back in 2012, the certification has brought about alignment of One’s standards and consolidates all the vast knowledge and experience that has been gained across the multidisciplinary team over many years of BIM delivery on projects.
BIM for Clients
We provide clients with all the expert support they need to realise the many benefits of utilising BIM. A project that follows a BIM workflow allows both the client and user teams to become more involved, make better informed decisions during development and construction, and to access the longer-term facilities management and lifecycle benefits associated with BIM.
A scheme developed using BIM can be visualised at an early stage giving owners, operators and users a clear idea of the design intent and an opportunity to contribute to it – often improving the outcome. 3D visualisation is of particular benefit to non-technical audiences as it allows further interaction with the design process as the brief evolves.
Crucially, BIM avoids the ‘massive data loss’ which occurs with traditional, fragmented development methods. Owners and operators are able to benefit from accurate, relevant information about their asset via the BIM 6D phase. This can be used throughout a building’s lifecycle to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve decision making.
Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR)
The PAS1192-2 standard requires employers to provide documentation which will determine the information outputs for the project. One’s RICS Certified BIM Managers can help to develop clear, concise and usable Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR), which will allow the project delivery teams to provide better and more effective responses.
BIM for Contractors and the Supply Chain
Contractors can gain major advantage from BIM. Our experienced staff can help them navigate its complexities and simplify its application to their business and operations.
From 4D time linking, 5D Quantity Take Off, and 6D Field BIM, through to data management for client driven Facility Management (FM) Information Requirements, our BIM managers can help contractors interpret Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and implement procedures to deliver them as efficiently as possible.
As the industry’s understanding of BIM matures, the wide variety of BIM ‘EIR’ can be confusing for contractors and subcontractors seeking the best ways to meet them. Our BIM managers work with contractors and their supply chains to enhance understanding, challenge requirements when necessary, and produce protocols and strategies for delivering the correct information to the client efficiently – while bringing benefits to the contractor along the way.
Contractors may also be required to provide BIM Implementation Plans as part of bids and tender submissions. We can assist here by preparing clear, usable documents which not only fulfil the EIR, but also provide useful procedures that follow PAS1192-2. These can be used throughout the project to improve the efficiency of delivery.
One’s multidisciplinary team can also provide specialist BIM deliverables directly for contractors’ supply chain members, for example, construction co-ordination, clash detection, data attribution and As-Built Models.
- Supply Chain BIM Competency Assessment
- BIM Implementation Plans
- BIM Manager services
- BIM co-ordination and support
- Supply chain BIM deliverables
- Evaluation of BIM deliverables, strategy, support, and documentation
- OIR (Organisational Information Requirements) evaluation, support and documentation
- EIR (Employers Information Requirements) evaluation, support and documentation
- Asset Management requirements for FM
- 3D modelling, data attributing, clash detection, and resolution
- Production of information to support 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, 7D and 8D workflows
- Design and delivery of projects to BIM Level 2 maturity