Building Information Modelling
The design and build of laboratories and manufacturing facilities in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology industries is complex. Whether it is a new construction or a fit-out of existing facilities, projects require sophisticated levels of planning to ensure the facilities can operate effectively and are safe and efficient to build, maintain and adapt.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a core tool used in the management of information through the whole life cycle of a project, enabling the coordination of design, cost planning, production and construction.
At Scitech, our dedicated BIM specialists are an integral part of our design and engineering team, supporting our clients and project teams throughout project delivery, whether it be a small laboratory fit-out or large scale construction. With the use of Point Cloud Surveys we can create accurate as-built models of the most complex of facilities to ensure that all planning and designs are based on a detailed and accurate model of your building space, negating issues from out-dated, or missing, drawings or record information.
Benefits from our BIM services include:Read more
- Improved health and safety, constructability, commissionability and maintainability assessment of designs, enabled by detailed visualisation of build sequence, access zones, system interfaces and trade package delineation.
- Reduced waste by generation of material take-offs and compatability of software with manufacturers’ production technologies.
- Automatic clash detection. BIM enables the coordination of various services and systems (HVAC, electrical systems and containment, production equipment, architectural and structural systems, etc) de-risking construction by providing early detection of any issues in positioning or functioning.
- Cost saving. BIM assists in accurate documentation and data which in turn leads to improved decision-making which can lead to time and cost savings. Our BIM models are available at the construction workface, helping the site team in day-to-day coordination.
- Improved collaboration. The full multi-disciplinary design team can efficiently share information throughout the project cycle, aiding design coordination and ensuring all teams have early appraisal of any issues or changes that may impact project delivery.
- Clients can see exactly how their facility will work through a full 3D model which provides detailed and accurate ‘walk through’ visualisation of the proposed facility.
- Enhanced functionality including time and cost modelling, construction installation verification.