One’s experienced designers were early adopters of Building Information Modelling (BIM) – the future of intelligent building design.
Each of our disciplines works within a fully integrated BIM workflow, the result is a unified and collaborative approach to building design, with the project as the common focus.
Every commission at One is completed within a BIM workflow – meaning we are configured to deliver interdisciplinary co-operative working to BIM Level 2 where required, with your project as the focus. Legal “model ownership issues” are avoided where we are employed as the full design team, as all disciplines work in the same software, to the same protocols aligned with PAS1192-2, within the same studio location.
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.
Within One we have experienced professionals with over 6 years of delivering projects within a BIM workflow. We have BIM qualified staff who have achieved industry recognised statuses such as RICS Certified BIM Manager and BRE BIM AP (Accredited Professional).
Each project is reviewed on its merits at the outset by One’s experienced BIM professionals to formulate a project BIM Execution Plan, this is used to establish the most appropriate means of delivering timely, quality information to all that rely on it. Each project is assigned a dedicated BIM Co-ordinator to assist in management of information, auditing models, technical assistance and clash detection.
One’s Quality Assurance (QA) procedures require that all incoming and outgoing project documents are held in a centrally managed location. This ensures that the status of all data is understood by all users for the duration of the project. Having a QA system that mirrors our BIM workflow ensures the process informs the system, making the management of information more efficient than ever before.
BIM for Clients
We provide support and expertise, to help you unlock the benefits of BIM.
Utilising BIM on projects allows the client/user team to become more involved in the project through construction, make better informed decisions, and it also unlocks the FM and lifecycle benefits associated with BIM.
PAS1192-3 places requirements upon employers to provide documentation which will determine the Information Requirements for the project. Our experienced staff within One can help you to develop clear Employers Information Requirements (EIR) which can be efficiently utilised by the design and construction teams. The EIR are key documents for the project and producing clear, concise and usable requirements will allow the project delivery teams to provide better responses, more efficiently and more effectively.
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, to achieve the required outcomes. Being able to visualise the project in 3D is beneficial to non-technical building users, giving them the opportunity to interact more enthusiastically with the design process, particularly as the brief evolves. Our modelled data can then also be used by the client for more accurate 5D Quantity Take Off (QTO), and to plan the logistics throughout the construction phase (4D).
Crucially, a project developed using BIM avoids the commonly found issue of ‘massive data loss’ during construction period through to handover. Owners and operators are now able to benefit from obtaining accurate, relevant information about their asset through the 6D phase, which can be used throughout the lifecycle to reduce costs, increase efficiency and inform better decision making.
At One, BIM also means “Better Information Management”.
BIM for Contractors and the Supply Chain
Our experienced staff provide support for contractors looking to explore the benefits of BIM to their organisations and their supply chain. From 4D time linking, 5D Quantity Take Off, 6D Field BIM and into data management for client driven FM Information Requirements, our BIM Managers will assist you with interpreting Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and implementing procedures to deliver them as efficiently as possible.
As the industry is steadily maturing in its understanding of BIM, we have experienced a wide variety of BIM “EIR” which can initially be confusing for Contractors, Sub-Contractors and their supply chain when looking at the best ways to fulfil them efficiently. One’s BIM Managers can work with you to develop better understanding, challenge requirements if necessary, and produce protocols and strategies for delivering the required information to your clients, in the most efficient ways (whilst 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 are able to assist contractors in producing clear usable documents, which not only fulfil the Employer’s Requirements, but also provide useful procedures that follow PAS1192-2, which can be used throughout the project to improve efficiency of delivery.
We have worked successfully with members of contractors’ supply chains on many prestigious projects to provide their package specific BIM Deliverables including 3D modelling with data attribution, clash detection, 4D sequencing, 5D QTO, As-Built models and creation of 2D deliverables from the co-ordinated models.
- Supply Chain BIM Competency Assessment
- BIM Implementation Plans
- BIM Manager services, BIM co-ordination and support
- Evaluation of BIM deliverables, strategy, support, and documentation
- OIR (Organisational Information Requirements) evaluation, support and documentation
- EIR (Employers Information Requirements) evaluation, support and documentation
- Space Management requirements for FM
- 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