As we create information models, we add scheduling to different components, generating accurate programme status information on a project’s development. This inclusion of time-related data is known as 4D BIM. Throughout construction, 4D BIM can be utilised to monitor programmed progress against actual.
By including time-related data, we can create 3D visuals showing how both the structure and surrounding site will appear at each phase. This is hugely beneficial, allowing work to be planned in a safe and logical way that maximises site efficiency.
With 4D BIM as part of our design development services, our teams can effectively prototype assets in a virtual environment and provide fast feedback on design or methodology changes to colleagues. This approach significantly reduces last-minute onsite changes or re-working, reducing overall costs and improving efficiency.