Helping to transform the way UK construction and infrastructure projects are designed, built and operated
The design and construction of modern construction and infrastructure projects in the UK is a complex business that requires highly skilled and experienced teams to ensure successful project outcomes. The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM), regardless all of its obvious benefits, can be a daunting prospect for those who are new to the processes and standards involved, and who are already very busy doing their day jobs.
So how do you ensure you leverage all the benefits that BIM can pro-vide without losing focus on the things that are already important to you and your customers? How can organisations develop all the skills they need to maximise their potential in the new era of digitally-enabled de-sign and construction without blowing the budget?
Rapid5D bring a wealth of experience of working in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors and our knowledge of BIM and the skills associated with virtual design and construction (VDC) are second to none. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to provide, owners, developers, designers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, facility managers, in fact everyone involved in the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle, the support they need to take part and compete successfully in the digital revolution that is transforming the UK construction and infrastructure industry.
It doesn’t matter who you are and what role you undertake in the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle, Rapid5D can provide a balanced software and services solution that’s designed around your specific requirements.
With the advent of Building Information Modelling (BIM), participants in the development lifecycle of built assets are encouraged to ‘start with the end in mind’. As with any complex project, a well thought out and carefully executed plan based on knowledge and experience is essential.
Rapid5D work with owners and investors to help define project information requirements so that down-stream processes pro-vide all the required outputs and outcomes consistently and precisely.
We work collaboratively with clients and their advisors, using state-of-the-art technology, to structure project plans and budgets that can be relied upon and where project risks are visible and manageable.
We work collaboratively across the supply chain to ensure that all the teams involved in each project are oriented towards common purposes and goals. We use technology to break down barriers, standards to develop consensus and experience to help build productive relationships and effective communications.
Rapid5D provide highly trained and experienced VDC and BIM consultants that can work with teams of designers, engineers, contractors and suppliers to maximise the benefits of working within a 3D design environment. Using tried and tested digital workflows that have been developed and tested throughout the world, we can support teams to produce Building Information Models that truly optimise the design-build-operate lifecycle and provide real, quantifiable benefits for everyone involved.
BIM Execution Plan & Protocols
Rapid5D’s BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is not a set of rules to be applied. The so called one size fits all solution does not offer the flexibility demanded in today’s construction industry.
They are instead a framework upon which project specifics such as object naming, cost data structures and file exchange formats to name a few. This enables the protocols to offer an out of the box solution that can be tailored to meet each business’ or project’s requirements satisfying the Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR).
Benefit from our range of modelling services that can be adapted to the project criteria. Rapid5D team of BIM specialists have an extensive knowledge of many BIM authoring tools which they can utilise in the creation of models, advising which BIM authoring tool is best to achieve the requirements of a project.
When using an integrated BIM solution, such as Vico Office the naming of objects is critical within the BIM authoring tool to ensure the processes are efficient and effective as possible. This step in practice is sometimes overlooked due to lack of understanding, Rapid5D can provide this as a service to enable you to work more effectively.
Main summary of modelling services
- Convert 2D drawings to 3D models
- Publishing of models – multiple file formats
- Classification of model objects
- Level of detail checks
- Clash detection
Quality Assurance Review
Rapid5D Quality Assurance Review (QAR) service examines the objects and their properties within the model(s) provided and assess these based upon a predefined criteria. This enables the model users to have confidence that what they have been provided with is suitable to use to build further data in the project BIM process.
To successfully implement BIM within a project/organisation, content planning is critical as it holds the key to efficiencies in integrating data.
Content planning refers to how the cost structure is presented as well as the naming conventions used within a model. A data structure is defined so that objects are systematically named so that they can also be utilised in future projects as well as the current one.
Select from our list of structured training programmes from basic overview training to advanced module specific sessions. Delivery can be conducted in various forms ranging from classroom based sessions to self-paced E-learning. Each training session can be tailored to suit the requirements of the clients, however if a specific implementation plan is required for a project or a complete roll out this can also be facilitated.
Training can be delivered on or off-site, supporting staff using Trimble’s solutions, regardless of the participants level of BIM knowledge/experience. Our specialist team can work with you to create a customised training programme that will fit your needs to successfully delivery your BIM implementation programme.
Using our vast experience we build comprehensive, tailored and balanced software and services solutions based on the reliable and proven software and engineering solutions portfolio. Our range of professional service solutions is extensive and includes:
- BIM Level 2 review and gap analysis
- BIM strategy and implementation planning
- Organisation and project based BIM risk reviews
- Business development and work winning support
- BIM management tools including EIRs, Execution Plans, Capability Assessments, Content Plans, MPDTs, MIDPs, TIDPs, COBie Delivery Plans
- BIM facilitation and project management
- 2D/3D document management
- 3D model quality reviews including modelling structure, classification and best practice guidance
- 3D constructability and coordination reviews
- 4D programme development and optimisation
- 4D visualisation and simulation
- 5D automated 2D and 3D model-based quantity takeoff
- 5D cost planning
- 5D estimating
- 5D package management and procurement
Our Solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of all stakeholders throughout all stages of each construction or infrastructure project.