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BIM SERVICES

BIM, or Building Information Modelling, is a vital part of any industry, helping companies to ensure quality and innovation in all parts of the design process.

 

DDC have years of industry experience offering professional BIM consultancy services to companies in a range of industries, helping to make BIM accessible and streamlined for you and your business.

 

Our easy, three-step Irish BIM consulting service is ISO accredited to ensure quality and professionalism are guaranteed.

BIM CONSULTANCY

BIM CONSULTANCY

BIM ASSESSMENT

During our BIM assessment process, DDC assesses 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 are currently adopted by the business. We ensure that your staff are using the correct infrastructure 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, your BIM assessment service will be carried out over the span of 3 days. This assessment will look at all aspects of the business and identify the gaps relevant to becoming a BIM Certified company. Following on from this, we produce a gap analysis identifying appropriate actions to be carried out within the organisation. A tailored BIM implementation plan will then be developed and put in place.

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BIM IMPLEMENTATION

DDC 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, we can help 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 the quality of information available for decision-making. Opting for our BIM implementation services improves the quality of the services your company delivers, reduces project cycle time, and reduces the cost involved in the delivery stage of your company’s projects.

 

Once your 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 DDC. The implementation plan will help focus your organisation on what needs to be done to become a BIM compliant company and be capable of achieving BIM Certification.

BIM CERTIFICATION

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 - Organisation and digitisation of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) has been developed from BS 1192 and PAS 1192. This will now be the main standard adopted by European companies.

Benefits of certification: 

  1. Certifies the standards methods and procedures implemented are correct.

  2. Demonstrates compliance with internationally recognised standards including ISO19650 and PAS 1192-2:2013.

  3. BIM capability assessment will be exempt.

  4. Your company will have the opportunity to stand out from the competition.

BIM MODELLING

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CLASH DETECTION 

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 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. 

 

BIM TRAINING

Many smaller construction companies are having difficulty dealing with the significant change and culture which BIM causes. DDC’s BIM Training services aim to bridge the gap for smaller construction companies to be able to work alongside their larger competitors who have already adopted the process. We offer ISO accredited, professional BIM Training to make Business Information Modelling clearer, more accessible, and easier for companies to implement. From general BIM courses to in-depth BIM software training and more, we offer a full-service training solution.

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BIM MODELLING 

The digitisation of the construction industry can be difficult for many companies in the construction 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. DDC have developed the following training to upskill your organisation to become capable in delivering the employers requirements. 
 

  1. BIM (1 Day) software introduction.

  2. Revit training tailored to you company’s needs (Mechanical, Electrical and Sprinkler).

  3. AutoCAD Training.

  4. Revit add on training (MagiCAD, HydraCAD, MEP Fabrication and AutoSprink).

  5. AutoCAD add on Training (CADWorx and HydraCAD).

BIM CO-ORDINATION 

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 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.

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