Global consultants Arcadis have published a whitepaper on Building Information Modelling, where they discuss the various levels of BIM relevant within architecture, construction and engineering today, in addition to revealing the personal benefits of their adoption of the process.
Although various definitions of what BIM is are readily available to view, Arcadis have defined their own meaning to ensure that their belief that BIM is a combination of process, culture and use of data is adhered to across all projects. The article reads:
“BIM is the process of creating and using one or more (3D) object orientated databases of a construction in its environment, relevant for the design, realisation, maintenance and repurposing of that construction during its life cycle.”
The whitepaper also reveals that Arcadis now spend up to 30–40% less time working on a project than when they had not been adopting BIM, a positive step most definitely: “One of the key benefits of using BIM was the drastic reduction of time spent modelling each stage (architectural, detailed design and fabrication), and months were shaved off of the programme delivery as a result.”
The document also houses a declaration of Arcadis’ intent to use their “impressive track record” to “accelerate effective adoption”.
“BIM allows Arcadis to offer better services and quality for our clients. Our clients recognise the benefits of working in the BIM environment and what to adopt and implement BIM processes.
“We know how to mobilise large organisations and align end users and stakeholders as a result of complete visualisation and familiarisation as part of the design development.
“Using BIM, Arcadis differentiate from competitors in the market due to our capability of working closely with clients and conducting the Business Transformation programme to ensure the BIM systems and processes are aligned.”
To read the whitepaper in full, click here.