For many years Costin Roe Consulting has maintained leadership in BIM technology implementation and utilisation, routinely managing all new engineering projects within a state-of-the-art BIM environment.
The firm employs a number of BIM technology experts in-house, and all Costin Roe Consulting engineers are proficient in BIM.
Advantages of Costin Roe Consulting BIM for the firm’s clients and project partners
Traditional building design and engineering processes are paper-based. Any significant change could call for the redrafting of plans, sections, elevations, etc, and the manual recalculation of project costs and timelines. In practice this is excessively time-consuming and open to error.
Today when a building is designed and engineered within the BIM environment, each and every design attribute and specification is stored as BIM data. Project partners can collaborate in real-time over the web. Communication is more effective. Changes to any parameter are immediately integrated throughout the system, with adjustment of time/cost where applicable. Clients and other stakeholders are more easily given up-to-date information, and projections are more meaningful.
To learn more about BIM, read the article: Building Information Modelling (BIM) explained.
Costin Roe Consulting BIM and virtual reality (VR)
Another key advantage of Costin Roe Consulting BIM is the availability of 3D virtual-reality renders of the proposed building project – at various stages of construction, or as it will appear when completed – in advance of construction commencement.
Explore an example of Costin Roe Consulting’s pre-construction virtual reality visualisations by clicking the image on this page.
The experience of virtual reality is further enhanced by the Costin Roe Consulting Cardboard IVR viewer, as provided by the firm to clients and collaborators during the course of a project.
IVR stands for “immersive virtual reality”. When a mobile phone is inserted into the Costin Roe Consulting Cardboard IVR viewer, and the IVR viewer is positioned over the eyes like a pair of glasses, the Costin Roe Consulting VR simulations will become visually immersive, and also responsive to the person’s head movements.
To learn more about VR and IVR, read the page: Immersive Virtual Reality.
Costin Roe Consulting BIM and building life-cycle management
The benefits of Costin Roe Consulting BIM extend beyond the design and construction phase of a building project. Throughout the building’s lifetime, the data retained in BIM can greatly assist with building maintenance scheduling and maintenance budget forecasting, for example. The BIM file can be updated with any extensions, additions, amendments, or repairs made to the building over time. The essential information for effective building life-cycle management can remain accurate, and fully detailed.