Can You Really Model Everything In 3D?

IT'S JUST NOT PRACTICAL TO MODEL EVERYTHING IN BIM In theory, given enough time and budget, it’s possible to model all the FFE in a building. But can you really do that on a project with thousands of...

My Room Data Is Better Than Your BIM Model!

DOES ROOM DATA PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION THAN BIM? Off course not, but let’s face it, when it comes to information about the FFE in a building a BIM model isn’t going to tell us a lot. On the other hand, when it comes to the structural, architectural and MEP design,...

Sweating Your Room Data.

ROOM DATA SHOULD BE MADE TO WORK FOR YOU. We believe you can do more with room data by using it to drive check-lists in a mobile application. Done properly this will bring real efficiencies to the fit-out process and provide the construction team with much improved...

BIM Enrichment Is The Way Ahead.

ENRICH YOUR BIM MODELS WITH ROOM DATA. The 3D models coming from the automotive and aerospace industries are an accurate representation of the finished article detailed down to the last bolt washer and nut. It’s not possible to model to a similar level of detail in...

Room Data Without BIM

NOT ALL PROJECTS USE BIM. Many architects have yet to make the transition from 2D design to BIM. According to The National BIM Report 2016, 54% of respondents said they were using BIM on some, but not all of their projects, and 42% said they were not yet using BIM....

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

HARD TO FIX THIS WITHOUT THE RIGHT INFORMATION. A friend of mine is a project manager for a new development of 80 apartments that’s just a couple of weeks away from handover and occupation. He got a call over the weekend from site security about a flood. By the...

Information Is King!

BIM IS NOT YET LIKE THE AUTO INDUSTRY. One day we may see the same level of 3D design, analysis and information that’s commonplace in the auto and aerospace industries applied to our buildings. That vision is still many years in the future, despite the initiatives we...

When Should You List FFE As Individual Items?

WHEN SHOULD YOU LIST FFE AS INDIVIDUAL ITEMS? Room data sheets are designed to provide an overview of the furniture, finishes, fittings, M&E components and specifications in each room. Its common practice to group assets of a certain type together using a single...

Accurate Models v Sort Of Accurate.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. The 3D Models coming from the automotive and aerospace industries are an accurate representation of the real asset, but as these images show, the AEC industry has got a long way to go in modelling FFE to the same level of accuracy. That’s...

The Way We Use Room Data Is Changing.

DEFINE, ENRICH, MONITOR, POPULATE. The way we use room data is changing. Whereas in the past the discipline was not particularly coordinated with BIM, construction management and FM, now it’s better integrated. And where PDF room data sheets were once the...