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Published on: 6 December 2022

What is BIM and how does it benefit construction?

BIM platformBIM or Building Information Modelling is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. It is a highly collaborative process that allows architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and other construction professionals to plan, design, and construct a structure or building within one 3D model.

Traditionally building planning uses blueprints which offer only 2D building schematics. This makes it difficult to visualise dimensions and assess spatial requirements. They are also difficult and time consuming to change and update during the construction process. 3D modelling using BIM addresses these issues and enables accurate, editable and highly technical digital visualisations of a project to be created and shared with all parties involved.

In order to help with the adoption of BIM, the Government introduced BIM levels, in recognition that the evolution from 2D ways of working to a fully digital 3D collaborative process cannot be done overnight. You can read more about BIM levels here.

Five reasons to use BIM methodology

  1. Cost and resource savings
  2. Greater efficiency and shorter project lifecycles
  3. Improved communications and coordination
  4. More opportunities for prefabrication and modular construction
  5. Higher quality results

According to the UN, by 2050 the world’s population will be 9.7 billion. The global construction industry must look to smarter, more efficient ways to design and build not just as a means to keep up with global demand but to help create spaces that are smarter and more resilient too.

Walraven and BIM

Walraven embraces the importance of developing BIM solutions. We have offered BIM models of our products for some time now, but recently we reviewed our BIM platform to make some improvements.

Some important improvements to the Walraven BIM Platform

  • One publication channel that is aligned with the availability of all of Walraven’s product ranges in your area
  • The implementation of the free-to-download Revit plugin, which makes it possible to drag all your selected BIM models in one go into a 3D programme
  • All BIM models can be opened in multiple file formats

Watch our You Tube video to see how to navigate the new platform:


Already using BIM? Three tips to use BIM to its full potential:

  1. Approach BIM, like how you would with a process – Smart evolution is the key to long-term success and value in any process.
  2. Let BIM demonstrate its value through the asset lifecycle – The whole asset lifecycle of a building entails planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining. But often, BIM is only used as a 3D-modelling tool for the stages of designing and constructing.  However, it is possible to link the design and asset management phases of a project.
  3. Add a digital twin to your operational strategy – A digital twin is a virtual representation of an object or system that spans its lifecycle. Real-time data is used to update a digital twin, in which you can visualise, monitor and optimise operational assets, processes and resources.

How can our specialists support you?

Follow the link below to see our new and improved BIM platform. To discuss BIM with us further, get in touch with our technical team.

Go to the Walraven BIM platform


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