Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM models are available to download from the links below. Other Durapipe ranges will be made available in due course. Our BIM content has been created by and all components are ready for use in real project environments.

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What is BIM?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its lifecycle. BIM enables the collaboration and integration of all aspects of a building including design, construction and maintenance.

BIM allows construction professionals to explore key physical and functional characteristics of a project digitally, at design stage, before it's built. BIM can be used to calculate material quantities, construction costs, energy & carbon output, whole life maintenance and overall sustainability of a building.

Why BIM?

In 2011 the UK Government published its Construction Strategy that outlined the requirement for fully collaborative 3D BIM as a mandatory public building procurement process for all buildings over £5m from 2016. The key objective is to reduce capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%. The use of BIM will provide a more efficient way of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.