richard_robinson BIM 2A Building Information Model is a digital representation of the geometrical and
functional characteristics of a building, and BIM has become shorthand for the means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model.

BIM in building envelope design

At FK Group we have invested significantly in developing our BIM capabilities and believe we are now at the cutting edge of the building envelope and cladding market in terms of BIM.

In December 2016 we became the first dedicated tier 2 building envelope contractor to be accredited by the BSI for its BIM scheme for PAS 1192-2.

BSI developed the PAS 1192-2 verification scheme in collaboration with BIM Verification D-C HRindustry stakeholders to enable designers and contractors, as well as their supply chains, to provide evidence that they have the capability to deliver projects using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and to demonstrate their commitment to best practice in the construction industry.

The integration of BIM across the business is led by a dedicated BIM manager and we have invested heavily in the hardware, software and training necessary to place us ahead of the field in terms of BIM capability. We have now delivered several projects using Level 2 BIM including the Etihad Stadium South Stand Expansion and are currently working towards Level 3.

The use of BIM can bring significant advantages including:

  • Enhanced visualisation via rendered 3D models
  • Improved data sharing and collaboration between design stakeholders
  • Time savings vs traditional drawing and scheduling
  • Accuracy improvements vs traditional drawing and scheduling
  • Programme and material efficiencies

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to find out more about our BIM offering or speak to us about a project.

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