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PTE believes in understanding the complete building, including its construction and operation from the early design stages. As a result, we have embraced the advantages of the BIM process, so that we can provide better informed, better detailed and better coordinated designs for our clients.

PTE aligns its standards and projects to BIM Level 2, the industry standard developed by the BIM Task Group and to the BS EN ISO 19650 series of standards.

By clearly defining the BIM requirements and goals of the project, PTE can align our processes and outputs to ensure that we deliver what’s needed throughout the project and as a finished product.

Using BIM throughout the lifecycle of a project extends its benefits, enabling the transfer of design models to the construction teams for further development during the construction phase. The information from those construction models can then be transferred to the client post-completion, for potential use in the operation of their facilities. This requires client buy-in at an early stage to ensure the data is usable.

Benefits for clients

  • Design certainty which can provide higher certainty of costs at an early stage
  • Accurate and detailed project information informs better ER’s and tender information
  • Savings in time and cost should be achieved through design, procurement and delivery
  • 3D models and walkthroughs can improve project visualisation
  • Potential to link BIM data to CAFM system post occupation

Benefits for design team

  • Consistent and coordinated design
  • 3D Modelling significantly streamlines the design development process. Efficiency in simultaneously modelling & drafting
  • Design development and detailed design assisted by 3D model review for complex architecture and structural designs
  • Improved coordination between consultants through collaboration and sharing of information using all the possible file formats

Benefits for contractors

  • Clash avoidance reducing construction risks.
  • Construction planning, sequencing, management and coordination
  • Pre-fabrication of components offsite – cost efficiency and installed efficiently

Benefits for environment

  • Quantity take off – more accurate estimates of materials and costs
  • Design certainty can reduce waste and consequently it enhances a fast delivery
  • Site logistics, traffic and access routes, can be planned in advance (4D). Planned refurbishment projects using new technologies that improve buildings thermal conditions, reduces emissions