BIM Modelling

BIM modelling represents the central focus of our business. Digital Engineering Studio works with MEP contractors and consultants bringing to the table expertise in the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing sector to digitally create a virtual prototype of the building services before they are installed.

We adopt a customer-centric focus where our BIM technicians work closely with our clients in the development of their models throughout the design, construction and handover phase and our highly experienced in-house modellers utilise the full suite of Autodesk software available to produce models from marked-up sketches, 2D AutoCAD drawings or PDF files.

We follow the PAS1192-2 framework for BIM development and are experienced in delivering models according to a variety of required outputs, we can create simple models with a lower level of development or more complex models consisting of exact equipment sizes and access requirements.

We are experts in converting paper drawings to into As-built models and offer a 2D-to-BIM service for those looking to take advantage of the efficiencies digital engineering offers.

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Construction Drawings

Digital Engineering Studio’s construction documentation services are designed to help engineers and contractors deliver construction deliverables that suit your company standard.

Through the creation of the 3D model, Digital Engineering Studio’s skilled team of modellers can generate a high-quality set of tender or construction plans that match our client’s needs.

By using our BIM modelling service our clients can take advantage of our construction drawings as all the pertinent information is populated ready for extraction into 2D construction deliverables.

BIM Coordination

One of the most important goals of the utilisation of BIM is the physical coordination of systems between disciplines, along with efficient and proper installation in the field. One of our core skills is BIM coordination where we use the latest tools and technology to provide spatially coordinated building services models to our clients.

Our team of modellers have backgrounds in the building services engineering and MEP contractor sectors and use their experience to complete the coordination in a virtual 3D environment which enables us to utilise purpose-built software to coordinate all building services with other disciplines that make up an asset.

By creating the model virtually, it allows us to represent all mechanical & electrical components accurately in 3 dimensions were spatial conflicts can be easily identified and addressed prior to work beginning on site.

Our models allow for an enhanced degree of communication and are frequently used in BIM workshops where all stakeholders have gathered to discuss coordination issues.

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CAD Work
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2D AutoCAD Drawing Production

We understand that not all projects are delivered using BIM and as such, we continue to offer AutoCAD work for our clients. Our BIM technicians have all advanced from using 2D AutoCAD earlier in their careers and are component at delivering 2D drawings for all project sizes. Whether this is AS Built drawing modifications for sub-contractors or entire building service layouts for consultants we have you covered.

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Conflict Reporting Clash Detection

Conflict reporting and clash detection play an important role in our BIM offering.

Whilst we use clash avoidance techniques during our BIM modelling we undertake clash detection exercises to ensure a coordination issue that would traditionally be found later on site, with a likely time and cost impact, can be resolved virtually before any construction work starts.

Using leading coordination software Autodesk Navisworks Manage we use clash detection to find both hard and soft clashes to identify if there are components occupying the same space or if access to equipment is being restricted.  

Any issues we cannot resolve are captured in our Clash Detection Reports and we work closely with our client or delivery design team to resolve the design conflicts before construction begins.

BIM Level 2 Compliance

Being based in the UK we fully understand the importance of delivering projects to BIM level 2.

Our internal standard follows the principles and processes recommended in the PAS1192 suite and all our staff are fully trained to deliver Level 2 projects. To demonstrate our commitment to this, our Managing Director has undertaken professional accreditation with the BRE and is a certificated BIM Level 2 practitioner.

We’ve been helping clients on several BIM schemes to ensure that their project conforms with project guidelines and BIM level 2 requirements. 

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Content Creation

As BIM is becoming widely mandated on more projects the demand for manufacturers to provide their components as 3D objects increases. Producing manufacturer 3D models is one thing but to master the science that gives your products the best chance of easy adoption in the progressively data-driven world of BIM; inhabited by engineers, architects and construction professionals you need an expert.

At Digital Engineering Studio we recognise the challenges of becoming BIM-ready and we work closely with manufacturers and suppliers to put in place a 3D object library and BIM strategy to keep you a step ahead of your competitors.

We work with you at each stage, first to capture your requirements and then to deliver high-quality 3D BIM objects. Our technicians will devote time to understand your requirements and provide advice on the expectations of the marketplace before producing a workflow that ensures your information is structured to industry standards and the 3D geometry is a digital replica of your product.

On completion, we will run rigorous testing of your product before offering advice on how to host and distribute the files to the marketplace.

BIM Content Creation
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Scan to BIM

To add to our BIM modelling capability, we offer a scan-to-BIM facility. Accurate building information isn’t always readily available when planning a refurbishment and often a lack of correct information can cause on-site conflicts once work begins. Using 3D laser scanners, we capture as-built environments that are accurately transferred to a digital point-cloud that can be manipulated and enhanced to produce 3D models.  Digital Engineering Studio utilises the latest scanning technology to reduce downtime and mitigate risk to capture data which is traditionally difficult or time-consuming to collect. Due to the accuracy of the captured data, we can use the point cloud as an underlay to provide an as-built asset model in Autodesk Revit.

Equally effective has been the use of laser scanning for construction verification. When installation ready BIM models are delivered it can be expected that the installation should be done in accordance with the model, for many reasons this isn’t always possible. Laser scanning allows us to scan the project at intervals to verify where construction conforms with the model and potential issues can be addressed quickly in a digital environment to keep the project on target.

Our Scan-to-BIM facility allows a faster more reliable method of data capture with reduced time on site and enables end users to transfer their asset information to a digital environment in a much more accurate manner than tracing over record drawings.

We are fully behind the drive towards Building Information Modelling (BIM)
and see a future where BIM delivery is the norm.

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