The design process will vary for each project type. For the majority of projects the process will start with a recent survey of your property and an initial meeting with the owner, Will Hidlay.
What is Building Information Modeling?
BIM is defined as “a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, through its operational life and eventual demolition.”
At Hidlay Architecture we view BIM as project potential.
Every project is incorporated into our BIM software of choice, Revit Architecture. From here the opportunities are enormous. If your project requires a simple permit drawing, basic schematic development or a more thorough construction document set, it will always benefit from being input through this digital framework. If the project requirements dictate, the model and information contained within can be used for a myriad of computational roles including but not limited to life cycle analysis, solar studies, environmental impact statements, schedules, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural integration.
The building information model continues to gain value well after the construction has been completed with the use of advanced facilities management software.
A CAD-based approach is forever stuck in “flatland” and is in the process of being eclipsed.