Building Information Modelling (BIM)

The rapid emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) continues to revolutionise the way architecture, engineering and construction firms work together to communicate, solve problems, and build better projects.

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Accurate, verified geospatial data is key to the successful implementation of the BIM process. Murphy Geospatial can ensure that the geospatial aspects of a BIM model are verified as accurate and govern the flow of data into and out of the model so that it can remain a trusted single source of truth for all project stakeholders.  

BIM is the process of managing the information produced during design and throughout a construction project. It describes the practice of creating a digital representation of a project and hosting it on a platform so that it can be used collaboratively by multiple project stakeholders. When correctly implemented, BIM offers significant savings in time and cost, much greater accuracy in estimation, and the avoidance of error, alterations and rework.

Adopting BIM involves much more than simply changing the software you use. To achieve all the benefits it offers, everyone in the architecture, engineering and construction industries will have to learn to work in fundamentally new and different ways. BIM is a whole new paradigm. Murphy Geospatial have developed years of experience in delivering our data through BIM and will work with our clients to advise and assist them with its adoption.

Once a project is constructed, an as-built validation survey enables further use of the BIM model as an asset management tool throughout the in-use phase of the asset lifecycle. The asset information model (AIM) uses the 3D geometry and associated metadata to integrate with facilities management and asset management platforms. For clients with a large portfolio of assets such as property management companies, utilities companies or transport infrastructure owners this economy of scale transfers into efficiency gains across the organisation.  

Building Information Modelling (BIM) promises to deliver significant efficiency gains and reduce costs in the design and construction of our buildings and infrastructure. As more and more stakeholders adopt BIM practices, Murphy Geospatial can assist in this process. It is our goal to build the framework for a successful design and construction collaboration process by capturing and delivering our data through BIM-supported software according to the latest standards. Our data then provides trusted base upon which a successful project can be built.    

Murphy Geospatial have developed dedicated 3D surveying and CAD/ Revit modelling departments in both Ireland and the UK to support the BIM survey process from the project outset. Using our people, process, technology approach, underpinned by our GeoCert™ platform, we provide the certainty that clients demand when commencing their design process through BIM. We are applying our BIM methodologies to new design projects, retrofit, refurbishment and renovation projects. In addition, we are combining multiple survey inputs, above and below ground, into federated models to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the physical properties of a site or building. 

We are the first dedicated BIM survey company in the UK and Ireland to achieve the prestigious BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Level 2 (Design and Construction). The Kitemark provides independent and impartial evidence that Murphy Geospatial are delivering BIM projects to the strict guidelines set out in the PAS BIM Standards. The independently tested Kitemark is the benchmark in best practice and demonstrates to our clients our capability to successfully and consistently deliver BIM projects. 

BIM is also emerging as a collaboration tool which can be used to optimise the construction process for contractors. As part of our geospatial management role on construction projects, we ensure that the BIM model is updated correctly and verified throughout construction. We have also developed processes and workflows to automate the checking of construction progress against the design model to ensure design intent is being met and identify potential clashes. The value of this process can be measured in the alignment of understanding among project stakeholders resulting in a reduction of redesign and rework. 

BIM is a central dataset for information collaboration. To maximise its benefits, the BIM process should be applied from project inception. Our approach is to begin with a thorough assessment of your current BIM requirements and desired goals, then create an accurate delivery tailored to your specific needs. Using a number of methods and techniques to capture the as-built environment, including 3D Laser Scanning technology, we survey the site conditions prior to the start of a project. Collecting accurate, carefully controlled and detailed measurements, we use this raw data to produce intelligent models which then form the basis of the design process. 

Capture and integrate reality directly into your design process with ReCap™ reality capture software. ReCap point cloud and image-based 3D modelling software and BIM services work seamlessly with Autodesk design and creation suites, so you can start your design with accurate dimensions and full photo-quality context rather than a blank screen. 

 

  • Reliable, accurate data reduces the risks associated with project execution. 
  • Reduces the costs and downtime associated with construction rework, site revisits and field changes. 
  • A single, shared knowledge source improves collaboration, communication and workflows. 
  • Highly-detailed data improves decision-making and engineering designs. 
  • BIM Consultancy 
  • Laser scanning 
  • Utility modelling 
  • Scan to BIM 
  • BIM to Field 
  • Clash detection 
  • Geospatial Management of construction project 
  • Asset tagging 
  • HD Laser Scan Survey
  • ASCII Text File of X,Y and Z Points
  • Surveyed Point Cloud Data with Desktop Point Cloud Viewer
  • 2D CAD Drawing and PDF
  • 3D CAD Model and 3D PDF
  • As-Built BIM – 3D Building Information Model
  • 3D Construction Simulations and Animations
  • 3D Analysis and Clash Detection
  • 360° High Resolution Spherical Panoramic Photography
  • Fully Immersive Virtual Tour of Surveyed Area
  • Cloud Based Client Portal, 3D File and Point Cloud Viewer
  • Web Browser Point Cloud Viewing Software and Files

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