Building Information Modelling (BIM) sits at the heart of the digital transformation across the UK and worldwide built environment. For the construction industry, it provides a critical opportunity to significantly improve performance and stimulate more innovative ways of delivery and operation.
From the outset, Waldeck had the foresight to adopt and promote digitally engineered project solutions, as an integral part of our offering to clients, even before it was commonly referred to as BIM.
What is BIM?
BIM is a way of working; it is data capture, information modelling and information management in a collaborative environment, where all teams involved work to the same standards.
A Building Information Model consists of both graphical and non-graphical information hosted on a Common Data Environment (CDE), although it is much more than just a 3D model:
- The graphical information is in the form of a 3D model
- The non-graphical information is corresponding data, such as Programme (4D), Cost (5D), Sustainability (6D), Facilities & Asset Management (7D) and also Waldeck’s Enterprise Solutions (8D)
- The CDE is seen as a ‘single source of truth’ – a secure virtual space where all project data is correlated and housed
Importantly, BIM enables components within a model to be associated with relevant data. When this concept is interfaced with traditional Product Lifecycle Management enhanced intelligence is created, allowing us to provide improved efficiencies to the lifecycle of an asset or enterprise.
The interfacing of these two concepts allows us to offer our clients a BIM based cradle to grave solution – known as ‘Enterprise Lifecycle Management’ (ELM). We are using technology to enable our clients to move away from the traditional viewpoint of minimising capital cost and then managing operational costs to enable them to take a total expenditure viewpoint of the entire lifecycle, having a full understanding of the overall cost that their asset will incur allowing them to make truly informed decisions.
As we understand that digital design is most effective when aligned with project control procedures, we offer fully integrated BIM based Enterprise Lifecycle Management solutions. We ensure delivery of models and data at the defined project milestones, enabling our clients to benefit from data certainty throughout the lifecycle.
Asset Lifecycle Management
- 7D (and Waldeck’s 8D) BIM Enterprise Lifecycle Management solutions
- Enterprise Lifecycle Management integration
Project Information Management
- Strategic BIM consultancy services
- Asset Information Requirements (AIR) creation
- Employers Information Requirements (EIR) creation
- BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and BIM standards creation
- Process, workflow and procedural document creation
- Model authoring and project deliverables
- Parametric family creation
- Architectural, structural, MEP creation
- Design concept and establishment
- Building physics and low carbon modelling
- BIM coordination and validation
- Planning, protocols and management
- BIM generated quantities and cost planning
- BIM generated schedules and timeline analysis
- Construction phasing and project planning
- Predictive scenario modelling using BIM
- Real-time visualisations, animations and digital realities
- Training programmes and academy establishment
We invest in our people through our subscribed industry recognised BIM training schemes – BRE BIM Fundamentals course, and the Middlesex University Building Information Modelling Management Masters course. Not only are we heavily involved in the UK’s largest new build and decommissioning projects, our people have also been involved in supporting the UK Governments BIM Directive.