Model Behaviour 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital, 3-D model of a building used by AtelierHB on all projects. 

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a single digital, 3-D model of a building that everyone – architect, client, suppliers, builders, environmental managers – can work with. It is the benchmark, and since 2016 a UK Government requirement, for public-sector building contracts. It’s not yet required for private projects, but may be in the future. 

BIM makes it easier, faster and more efficient to make alterations (which also allows small practices to compete with larger firms). It aids communication between everyone working on a project, simplifies environmental planning and reduces construction waste, making for more sustainable projects and reductions in carbon emissions. 

AtelierHB is Level 2 BIM Compliant and uses BIM on all projects. For home design projects, often working with smaller builders and consultants who may not be geared up for BIM, the main benefit, is that Ian can offer you BIM full-blown virtual reality - where you can ‘walk through’ your space. Throughout design and construction, you will be able to experience how your space is developing without having to envision it from 2D plans. You can see how that works on the Graphisoft website

So, if you are based in Australia (as one client was) but are building a new house on Dartmoor, you can see the house in-situ without needing to be there! On holiday? Stuck at work? Can’t make a meeting? Self-isolating? No problem – view your space from wherever you like. 

If you’d like to know more, you also can read more about BIM levels here:

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