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BIM in Steel Structures

Building Information Modelling

The key idea behind BIM (Building Information Modelling) is to have all information related to a facility organized in one application-independent model. Ideally, this model is started at concept stage and expanded during each phase of construction and operation of the facility.

While BIM is centred on a 3D model, it is not limited to geometry. Other possibilities are costs, maintenance information, manufacturers, materials, names, dates and times, position and assembly numbers, phases, revisions, and so on.

In the preconstruction phase of steel structure, performing collision detection and design review using BIM can help to reduce the losses that occur in the construction phase by identifying the problems that can be solved beforehand at the design phase (e.g., design errors). Doing so improves the design quality by reducing design errors, design changes, and rework. In the fabrication phase, the procurement process of construction frame members through BIM-based prefabrication can be simplified, and the productivity of workflow between the designers and constructors can be improved. In addition, in terms of production productivity, the workers that are involved in the production of frame members can utilize the information inputted to BIM objects to support the manufacturing process.

Our engineering department is fully engaged with the BIM software and all design & fabrication activities are carried out within the BIM framework of our clients.