BIM

Traditional building design was largely reliant upon two-dimensional technical drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc.).  At DAMEC we use BIM (Building information modeling) to extend this beyond 3D, augmenting the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth.  Furthermore, at DAMEC, BIM also covers spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components.

 Using state of the art software, BIM involves representing a design as combinations of "objects" – vague and undefined, generic or product-specific, solid shapes or void-space oriented, that carry their geometry, relations and attributes. Our design tools allow extraction of different views from a building model for drawing production and other uses for the client.  Our BIM software also defines objects parametrically; that is, the objects are defined as parameters and relations to other objects, so that if a related object is amended, dependent ones will automatically also change, this means clients can request updated information to be changed with little to no delay in time to produce the required drawings or information. Each model element can carry attributes for selecting and ordering them automatically, this allows us to provide cost estimates as well as material tracking and ordering.