Building Information Modelling

BIM is not the future, it is happening now. A day–to-day reality.

Overview

ISG has recognised the importance and advantages of Building Information Modelling, adopting many of its processes effectively on projects. Building Information Modelling is a virtual construction process which allows a complete digital representation of a building’s physical and functional characteristics to be created prior to physical construction.

We identify the real benefits for a project. Our processes help support earlier and better decision-making through the use of the model and its data. That same model and data can be used by all parties throughout the asset lifecycle from inception to operation, including clients, designers, subcontractors and operational personnel. 

This diagram is a generic process flow chart illustrating the basic BIM facets we can employ. This is tailored to fit each project to deliver not only the primary deliverables, but to aid the pre-construction, construction and occupancy stages.

BIM

The diagram above shows our generic process flow chart illustrating the basic BIM facets we can employ. This is tailored to fit each project to deliver not only the primary deliverables, but to aid the pre-construction, construction and occupancy stages.

Capability and experience

We are constantly reviewing and enhancing our capability through a variety of methods. Our experienced staff stay up-to-date with the latest BIM knowledge through ongoing training, keeping us ahead of the curve. 

We recognise the importance of BIM across all our teams, and have adopted a structure that reflects and supports internal knowledge-sharing. 

ISG’s BIM task group individually head up and actively participate in various specialist steering groups. Paul Richards-Whitehead (Construction) sits on the UK Contractors group, while Mark Norton (Fit Out & Engineering) chairs the UK BIM4FITOUT specialist interest group.

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Supply chain

Supply chain support is of significant importance. This has never been more true than when using BIM, so we regularly review, assist and encourage our supply chain while developing our working and technical relationships with all parties. At ISG we believe that engagement with the supply chain is a crucial part of building a solid team. 

A significant number of our subcontractors are BIM-enabled and are delivering BIM outputs on our current projects. As part of our tender process, we look to identify and select those individuals within their teams that have the correct capability as we would for their delivery teams.

Training

A team approach to BIM is crucial, internally and externally. Education and awareness of BIM is paramount and we achieve this with a rolling training programme, CPD's and seminars.

We have developed a multiple level programme via our own in house training academy lead by Guy Fairweather.

BIM training is not only for our own staff but also our clients and supply chain, educating and enhancing skill sets, raising proficiency across the whole team. 

Our Academy training includes:

• BIM - An Introduction
• BIM - Intermediate, detailing the importance of our
   BIM Execution Plan
• BIM - Advanced, role or team specific BIM
• Technical - Software specific

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