Imagine if your building- or design project was constituted by objects that were able to think for themselves and calculate their positions compared to other objects. Well, BIM or building information modeling does just that. By streamlining projects with the implementation of BIM, your company will gain multiple benefits. The project will include fewer flaws, it can be manufactured more quickly and at a lower cost and the construction becomes closer related to the entrepreneur’s initial desire. In other words, investing in the proper work method pays off from the very first project.
The price highly depends on the scope of the individual project. Prior to any project, a dialogue between the contact person and the client will clarify what the scope of the project is. The scope of the project is defined based on factors such as the complexity of the project, the desired amount of BIM objects, the number of parameters for the respective high-quality objects, and the time estimation for the entire project. All of these factors will affect the final price.
In general, the individual BIM objects are created based on different levels of complexity:
A general model is unintelligent and therefore unchangeable. In contrast, if the model is built from scratch, information becomes nested into the object e.g. a table is always attached to the floor (because this piece of information is nested into the object, making it an intelligent BIM object). This allows for more flexibility and precise calculations.
In general, the project scope should be of a certain size before it makes sense to apply BIM as your chosen modeling technology. However, since 2007, BIM has been a legal requirement for any governmental building activities in Denmark. It is primarily applicable to projects exceeding 5 million DKK.
You can employ unintelligent objects within a project if you need the size of the BIM-file to be smaller. This can be done by adding objects with no parameters (unintelligent objects), that still need to be included into the building project but do not need to be intelligent due to an unchangeable means of parameters e.g. a painting or a sofa which rarely differs in parameters due to its standardized measures of height and depth.
BIM files are available on the official BIM database:https://www.bimobject.com where clients upload BIM files themselves.
Furthermore, BIM files are accessible from the respective company's website where users are able to download the BIM objects directly.
It’s hard to give an exact price estimate before knowing the project scope. However, an estimate is given based on a dialogue between the client and the sales manager where the specifics of the project are clarified. It strongly depends on the size and complexity of the project.
The manufacturer of the modeled objects or the owner of the building usually fund the BIM project. They all own the BIM models; however, they make the files available to users (e.g. entrepreneurs) for free to better the chances of their products getting used in a potential project.
You can employ various types of software when searching to implement your BIM objects. However, the most common types of software and the ones that our specialists support are Autodesk Revit, which is primarily used within the industry of building construction, and ArchiCAD, which is primarily used within the industry of design and architecture.