Building Information Modelling (BIM)
For over ten years, Waterman has been at the forefront of developing one of the industry’s most versatile BIM tools: Autodesk Revit Structure. All of Waterman’s structural designs are now modelled in 3D using the software, providing advantages to the entire project team.
Using BIM, it is possible for 3D information to be shared by the project team, improving design efficiency, assisting with buildability studies and planning for long term maintenance. It also assists the client to visualise the finished building.
Revit provides benefits such as effective drawing review, accurate structural detailing and full support for various drawing formats. A complete presentation of every 2D/3D view, every drawing, every detail, and every schedule is provided from the central construction database. Any modifications are reflected across the model and relevant plans, elevations, sections and schedules are updated. Since everyone is working from the same information, coordination errors are limited and overall documentation accuracy and productivity is enhanced.
Waterman’s clients are increasingly buying into the concept of BIM as the improved quality of information results in reduced waste on site, a lower environmental footprint and time and cost savings.