Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of creating and managing information for the built environment in a digital system. Catsurveys can support the BIM process by providing high accuracy data and detailed digital models. These BIM models can be used throughout the full project lifecycle to optimise project delivery. They provide a detailed digital environment that can be used across the project ecosystem to drive project optimisation and project collaboration.


How does BIM work?

One of the most basic functions of BIM is to automatically extract all model based quantities and generate a comprehensive and interactive model.

These details can be combined with time information (4D) and cost-related information (5D). A database created this way enables better project governance and decision making throughout the project lifecycle. Having all data available in a highly detailed digital environment will create a holistic view of the overall project ecosystem.

For greater efficiency, BIM can be used from the early stages of the design process, which enables easy clash detection and issues to be picked up on during the early stages. This allows any necessary changes to be made and tested within the digital environment before the real project is created.