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BIM — Building Information Modeling — is not just about using BIM software for architectural design. BIM is really a set of digital processes that, when used correctly, can help us design better, improving both the physical and functional characteristics of our buildings.

BIM has been foundational to our work at Bryden Wood since before it even had a name. We began our BIM technology journey by using automotive design software to create detailed and data-rich models of our projects. Our project teams included colleagues from all disciplines working together in a collaborative, 3D, integrated design environment. We aimed to solve complex Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) problems and produce beautiful buildings using a lean design and construction process.

And that is what BIM still is for us. We use BIM data and digital modeling (along with other new construction technologies) to inform and evidence everything we do, from the initial design through to the construction phase of every project. 

Technology in Construction: Learning, Improvement and Collaboration

As with many other parts of our building design work, we have been keen to share and promote what we learn about effective new technologies in construction, and new approaches. We were part of the UK government’s programme to produce BIM standards that could be applied across the whole construction industry. We have built relationships with major software vendors to help foster collaboration and integration around Open Source BIM. We care about changing people’s attitudes to BIM design, sharing our technologies and experiences as well as supporting open standards such as IFC, COBie and Uniclass.

Deep and Broad Experience in BIM Technology

We have been on a long and very informative journey with BIM implementation; from the early pioneers, through the PAS documents and to the ISO standards. These have not just changed the construction industry in the UK but are shaping how countries and companies around the world understand the potential of BIM technology and support them in realizing their goals through BIM.

Project and Asset Information: BIM Level 2 and Beyond

Through the breadth and depth of our experience with BIM design across projects and sectors, we understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to BIM.

BIM Level 2 is our baseline. But there is so much more to explore beyond. We tailor our approaches to suit specific client requirements and best possible outcomes.

BIM data structures include information about the geometry, location and properties of building components. At Bryden Wood, we create highly sophisticated models – in both data and geometry – that can support true digital delivery by connecting to any and all platforms and products that support the translation of a project from the digital representation of an idea to a built asset.


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