Building Information Modelling (BIM) is core to our approach to projects and delivery of our services.
We have welcomed and fully embraced the emergence of BIM as the formalisation of a structured, collaborative and holistic approach to building design, construction and operation. Such an approach has been central to the success of the practice for over 65 years. Indeed, founding Partner, Mike Austin-Smith, who was responsible for the introduction of the first RIBA Plan of Work in the 1960’s, would have been delighted to witness the Government and industry drive to fully embed BIM and its underlying principles into future building design and procurement, whilst maybe wondering why it took us so long?
He would also have been pleased to see the practice’s commitment to BIM, which has ensured we have remained at the forefront of its development and are able to lead rather than simply follow.
Over the last five years we have adopted a programme of investment in training, hardware and software to ensure that we are able to operate to BIM Level 2 as a minimum. This programme has included the adoption of Autodesk Revit as our default CAD platform. The number of BIM projects undertaken has increased year on year such that our latest graduate recruits have known nothing else.
This is good news for the industry and for our clients as the advantages offered by the adoption of BIM are realised with improved quality and efficiency, lower cost in use and better value for money.
The selected project examples on this page highlight how the adoption of BIM positively influenced project outcomes.
UWE Digital Media Building
Ysgol Bro Dinefwr
Chester Bus Interchange
Wolverhampton Interchange, Block 10
Trafford Park Metrolink
Ardrossan Quayside Commercial Complex
Cardiff School of Art & Design
Hamilton Bus Station