Building Information Modelling

What is BIM? (Building Information Modelling)

BIM is a way of working collaboratively throughout the term of a construction project to ensure efficiencies are achieved throughout the build. It also severs as a method to communicate intelligent decision making information about a project or asset.

The UK Government’s strategy – which included a 5 year plan to implement BIM will come into effect in April 2016. From this date onwards, all public procured construction projects in the UK must utilise BIM within the entire life-cycle of the project. It is also understood (and indeed fast becoming a reality) that the industry will specify the use of BIM as a prerequisite for most medium to large sized projects both across the UK and Ireland.

Wrights Lead The Way

Moving away from traditional industry practices of multiple individual and independent drawings, Wright’s use of BIM practices has seen our design element transform over recent months. By utilising intelligent 3D models that collectively join all the building plans, layouts, details and designs together in one single file, greater accuracies and efficiencies have been achieved allowing us to drive our expertise to new levels.

Design and manufacture of projects takes place in-house at wrights allowing the perfect environment for efficient information management, which underpins the whole BIM process.

At Wright’s, we have fully embraced BIM and have seen many benefits to date both with incoming information and outgoing production data. We have also committed significant resources to developing tools and systems to support the application of BIM on our client projects. Our use of BIM, has allowed access to data and information key to supporting our core objective of delivering the most cost effective solutions for clients, now and for years to come. Our dedication to detailed project planning, the experience of our staff and our commitment to the delivery of effective project solutions, makes Wrights the construction partner of choice within any business sector.

How Do We Implement BIM?

Through the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) we implement lean design systems to ensure that our process is fully transparent throughout the project life-cycle. Through the use of expert 3D CAD software solutions, we actively encourage and promote each member of our team to offer top quality service standards during the design and manufacturing process.

From start to finish, our customers have full 3D visibility of each project and understand decisions made to procure materials and enhance their assets.  We offer a fully transparent process, which supports all stakeholders within a construction project, and ensures maximum benefit and constant communication with members of our supply chain.

With industry experience from our trained BIM coordinators, collaborating with our clients using BIM processes allow our engineers to constantly innovate and improve our delivery throughout the stages of the project.

Why Is BIM Essential?

Apart from the underlying mandate from the UK Government, the central premise of BIM is to allow for for the creation and exploration of data rich models that are created in minute detail. These models provide information, which is passed between all members of the supply chain to help reduce human error before a project is constructed. Buildings can be virtually explored and modified long before they become reality – resulting in efficient construction savings.

The Benefits of BIM

Being a manufacturer with automated factory processes, it becomes possible to maximise the benefits of BIM. With information flows from design right through to the factory floor, our engineers can easily embrace processes enhanced by BIM – something which is much more difficult for onsite construction.

Most importantly, implementing BIM creates significant reduction of risk and vastly improved efficiencies. Informed decision making throughout the lifecycle of the project and clarity of communication will greatly help to ensure success. BIM aids cost effectiveness and facilitates improved operation as well as better asset management. Establishing lean delivery and linking data to a central model opens opportunities to add value. For Wrights, we believe the BIM process is transparent, minimizes risk, and beneficial to all stakeholders.