BIM Cladding Systems
There are many definitions of what BIM is, and in many ways, it depends on your point of view or what you seek to gain from the approach. Sometimes it’s easier to say what BIM isn’t!
– It’s not just 3D CAD
– It’s not just a new technology application
– It’s not the next generation; it’s here and now!
BIM is essentially value creating collaboration through the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the creation, collation and exchange of shared 3D models and intelligent, structured data attached to them.
In the UK, the Government Construction Strategy published in May 2011 states that the ‘…The government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016’. This will represent a minimum requirement for Level 2 BIM on centrally-procured public projects. This is seen as a central pillar of the government’s aim to reduce the capital and operational cost and carbon from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%.
At Proteus, we are currently working towards providing Level 2 BIM models for all our systems that will be available to download from our website in the near future. Level 2 BIM is a series of domain-specific models (e.g. architectural, structural, services etc.) with the provision of a single environment to store shared data and information in our case COBie UK 2012.