BIM/3D modelling
BIM Survey (Building Information Modelling) / 3D Modelling

Accurate, interchangeable data available across all stages of development. 

What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?

The BIM is a process, a systemised way of handling information created and managed during construction of a project. In fact, it’s more than that. It’s the idea that all parties involved in the project produce, share and exchange the information in the same, common format from the earliest of stages, design and construction.

That also means that after completion, during the project operation, any required modification, alteration or insight into the project is available for all parties in BIM formats ensuring the best and most efficient use of the BIM information.

 Building Information Modelling

What services can Ogilvie Geomatics provide to assist with your BIM requirements? 

1. The provision of Geospatial information for an existing building/structure (provided by our experienced modelling department)

  • As built information in the form of:
    • Raw point cloud data
    • 3D Models including outputs from Revit
    • Topographic information in 3D format including utilities
    • Cross-sections and elevations of existing structures/buildings
    • Panoramic imagery with imbedded point cloud data


2. Geospatial information as a foundation for BIM

  •  Comprehensive 3D topographic surveys prior to a proposed development including:
    • Utility information
    • 3D models as a foundation for BIM in AutoCAD/Revit format
    • Comprehensive information about surrounding buildings and structure

Setting new standards

Increasingly, BIM is being introduced to projects and is setting new standards across the construction industry.

The key elements of that process are:

  • The consistent document and data filing, ensuring compliance with BS 1192
  • Information storing and manipulation methods. Records of all project components are stored in spatial database outlining their location and attributes  
  • Project data exchange and creation directly from the BIM data

Why is BIM essential? 

Introducing BIM to the development, allows for early detection of errors and clashes within the project. From the early stages, all data is available for contractors, architects and designers to work from ensuring accurate planning and real conditions are visible on the model.

Most importantly, the real reason for BIM to be essential to future project developments is that the government has set a requirement that all central government building procurement contracts must use BIM from 2016.

We pride ourselves in being early adopters of BIM in our projects. If you’re looking for more information on how BIM can be adopted in your future developments, please contact Ogilvie Geomatics.


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