Building Information Modelling (BIM) has many practical uses within a wide range of Civil Engineering disciplines. Civil engineering BIM applications include demolition sequence design and temporary works.
3-D printing and BIM are two technologies that are changing the way Andun approach projects. Andun regularly utilise both of these technologies to plan, design and demonstrate temporary works solutions within the civil engineering projects we undertake.
This blog, focusses on how BIM can be used within the project sequencing and risk management elements to reduce costs and timelines.
Civil Engineering BIM Applications
BIM is the process of creating a digital 3-D model of a project. This model is the central model for a project and information is logged and shared amongst multiple contractors to simulate the physical development and sequencing of the project.
This collaborative approach can be used to identify potential problems and challenges within the project at an early stage and adapt the project plan accordingly.
The cornerstone of a successful BIM project is the requirement for an accurate 3-D model of the site and the surrounding area to work from. This can be created by using existing 3-D maps where they exist or by laser scanning the area.
Temporary Works BIM
Civil engineering BIM is utilised in temporary works to ensure that designs fit first time and to identify any potential schedule or space bottlenecks.
Andun use BIM within temporary works to clash detect issues during the construction program and ensure that the works are carried out in the most efficient sequence.
Whilst identifying equipment clash with other contractors and the physical obstacles that will need to be removed as part of the works process.
Benefits of BIM for Temporary Works
The effective use of BIM reduces timelines by allowing the effective sequencing of events and identifying any obstacles that need to be removed ahead of time.
This has an impact on costs both in delivering the project and in mitigating any issues discovered further down the line when there is a higher cost to implementing a solution.