- Building Information
- Building Information Modeling
(BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data
during its life cycle. Typically it uses three-dimensional, real-time,
dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in
building design and construction. The process produces the Building
Information Model (also abbreviated BIM), which encompasses building
geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and
quantities and properties of building components.
- BIM is a process which
goes far beyond switching to a new software. It requires changes
to the definition of traditional architectural phases and more
data sharing between all team members..
BIM is revolutionizing
the construction industry by modeling representations of the
actual parts and pieces being used to build a building. Where
we once drew lines and circles, we now use objects that reflect
reality. When we draw a wall, we build it with the same components
that are used during construction. This allows for a real life
simulation that is a true representation of the built product.
- This is a substantial
shift from the traditional computer aided drafting method of
drawing with vector file based lines that combine to represent
- RBA, your lead design
team, has designed dozens of projects using 3D technology for
the past seven years. We understood before BIM became a buzzword
the power of 3D modeling and how it can aid in the design process.
Now as technology has caught up with our design methods, BIM
has become a natural extension to our visualization process.
But perhaps even more importantly, BIM allows the movement of
many man-hours from drafting to design. Architects can spend
more time designing, and less time drafting. The natural progression
in BIM is to provide 3D working drawings for construction. And
again, RBA has been doing this for years on our projects.
- So what does that mean
It means that you as an
owner become a part of the design team. You have the capability
to enter the virtual world we are creating and to visit your
design. BIM reduces errors significantly on drawings and is just
the beginning of the life cycle for your building. Projects can
be completed on a faster time line, with greater input from the
Let RBA show you what
BIM can do for you today!!
- Screen Shot of Revit,
our preferred BIM Software
- Use of Technology -
FTP Sharing Site
RBA has been using an FTP web site sharing programs for a number
of years on their projects. Each of our projects is assigned
a folder on our web site at Box.net. All members of the design
team, owner and construction team members have access and are
encouraged to use the site during the design and construction
process. All files for the project are stored on the site with
uploads by any team members being adding constantly. Each time
a file is uploaded; all team members are sent an e-mail that
files have been uploaded and are available for download. The
communication abilities of this are limitless. Design Team Members
can access the project from any location, at any time. Construction
team Members can access the site at any time during construction.
You, the owner, gain the most from this technology. At anytime
during the design or construction process, you are able to see
a snapshot of the status of the project. All documents, cad drawings,
photographs, RFI's etc are posted. Any team member with approved
access to the folder can upload or download information.
- Screen Shot of our Internet
Sharing Web site