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Digital Design & Consultancy is an experienced and expert Building Information Modelling Consultant & Designer.
Digital Design and Consultancy have been set up to provide design and consultancy recourse to construction companies. Over the last couple of years, the construction industry has seen major changes caused by a digital revolution. These changes make it difficult for many companies to continue their normal working procedures making them redundant if they cannot bridge the required gap. It is our aim to provide a seamless transitional plan for these companies to increase their knowledge and change the way they work from day to day.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle through the use of digital modelling. This process uses key European and UK standards to underpin a cohesive process for creating and managing construction information from concept to demolition. A key aspect of this process is the creation of a 3D model, this model contains a digital representation of all aspects of the built asset for the clients use during the operational life cycle.
A 3D digital model brings together all information relating to every component of the building making it possible for information to be used for any purpose to maintain, update and improve the built asset. This process has been adopted by the majority of large contractors in the Irish construction industry making it a common working process in the construction industry.
Many smaller construction companies are having difficulty dealing with the significant change and culture which BIM causes. Digital Design & Consultancy is here to help bridge the gap for smaller construction companies to be able to work alongside their larger competitors who have already adopted the process. This is an opportunity to get ahead of your competition and not be left behind.
Digital Design & Consultancy provides a three-step Building Information Modelling Consultancy service.
Digital Design & Consultancy can assess your business capability to use European and UK standards widely adopted throughout the construction industry. We assess your ability to use 3D modelling tools according to standards, methods and procedures that currently adopted by the business. We will ensure that skilled staff and the correct infrastructure are in place to ensure compliance with all standards applicable. We also assess the capability to fulfil the employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie.
Following an initial meeting the assessment will be carried out over 3 Days. This assessment will look at all aspects of the business and identify the gaps relevant to becoming a BIM Level 2 company. We will then produce a gap analysis identifying appropriate actions to be carried out within the organisation. A tailored BIM implementation plan will then be developed and out in place.
Digital Design & Consultancy can implement the appropriate Building Information Modelling processes and competencies with associated hardware and software through the dissemination of information, strategies and a pilot study approach. By doing this it will result in the development of a new ethos and underlying processes to support a competitive advantage in your industry.
BIM Improves communication within the construction industry and improves the quality of information available for decision making. Opting for our BIM Implementation will improve the quality of the services your company delivers, reduce project cycle time, and reduce cost in the delivery stage of your company’s projects.
Once the gap analysis has been generated and digested by your organisation a full BIM implementation plan, including a step by step timeline, will be produced by Digital Design & Consultancy. The implementation plan will help focus your organisation on what needs to be done in order to become a BIM Level 2 company and potentially achieve BIM Level 2 Certification.
Digital Design & Consultancy provides consultancy to companies who wish to achieve BIM Certification from a third party provider. BIM Certification will demonstrate that your organisation can meet the key requirements of European and UK standards which include ISO19650, BS1192, PAS 1192 and PAS 91. ISO 19650-2:2018.
Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including BIM, has been developed from BS 1192 and PAS 1192. This is now the main standard adopted by European companies.
The benefits of certification:
To enquire about our BIM Consultancy services, or for more information,
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Digital Design & Consultancy provides a range of Building Information Modelling Services for a vast number of applications.
Mechanical & Electrical
Digital Design & Consultancy specialise in a range of commercial/residential and industrial mechanical and electrical modelling design services. All designs are carried out by certified Mechanical Engineers using 3D design software packages to produce intelligent models for the operation and maintenance of the client’s built asset. All 2D output produced is extracted directly from the 3D model ensuring information provided is accurate and up to date.
The following modelling service can be undertaken by Digital Design & Consultancy:
Digital Design & Consultancy provides fire sprinkler design in accordance with Loss Prevention Council Rules and FM Global Standards. All designs are carried out by certified Mechanical Engineers using 3D design software packages to produce intelligent models for the operation and maintenance of the clients built asset. All 2D output produced is extracted directly from the 3D model ensuring information provided is accurate and up to date. Digital Design & Consultancy can develop designs to numerous standards ranging from commercial to residential projects which include LPC, EN12845, FM Global and BS9251.
Collaboration and co-ordination are key activities on BIM projects, co-ordination of models through clash avoidance and clash detection software ensure that the models are clash free before construction thus reducing construction re-work costs. The BIM Level 2 process involves a range of 3D models produced by each discipline at coordinated data drops, these are then used to inform a master federated model. Clash detection software is used to identify clashes which exist between two separate models. A hard clash occurs when two components are occupying the same space. A soft clash occurs when an element isn't given the spatial or geometric tolerances it requires, or its buffer zone is breached. The introduction of clash detection identifies these clashes at a design stage and in turn produces a coordinated model prior to construction.
COBie and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
At key milestones on the project COBie and IFC Data must be extracted from the 3D model. COBie specifications can be exported to the appropriate standard and collated using a spreadsheet and IFC can be exported from the chosen 3D design software. Delivery of COBie is referred to in ISO 19650 and BS 1192-4. These COBie and IFC files should comply with the client’s Employer Information Requirements on the project. COBie extraction structures non-graphical information and contains it in one location. The IFC model extraction is a 3D intelligent model contained in a non-proprietary format readable by all software applications.
IFC is an industry-wide open and neutral data format that facilitates rich data exchange on BIM projects. An IFC data model is intended to describe building and construction industry data. It is an open file format specification that is not controlled by a single vendor. The IFC model contains graphical geometry and information relating to each component of the model.
Digital Design & Consultancy can provide 4D time liner information for construction project sequencing. The use of 4D BIM Modelling can provide installation information at the design stage of a project. The 4D construction sequencing process provides a timeline and schedule of the construction phase.
To enquire about our Modelling Services, or for more information, contact the team at Digital Design & Consultancy today
Digital Design & Consultancy offers a number of training packages so that your company can impellent and improve its Building Information Modelling Procedures.
Digital Design & Consultancy offers training to help your organisation improve its skills and knowledge to handle BIM level 2 projects. The following courses have been developed in line with key European and UK BIM standards.
The training courses include:
The digitisation of the construction industry can be difficult process for many small companies within the industry. Depending on the requirements set out in the project BIM Execution Plan, numerous software applications may be required. The common file format for all disciplines is currently IFC. This can be created from every software package used to produce BIM models.
Digital Design & Consultancy has developed the following training to upskill your organisation to become capable in delivering the employers requirements:
For more information, or to enquire about our BIM Training services,
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“This Project was supported by the Local Enterprise Office Louth through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020”.
The project contributes to the SME support, promotion and capability development theme of the ERDF co-funded programme