Today many are curious on BIM tools and digital working methods. However, many are also unsure whether fire engineering is ready for this step and if the investment will pay off. If correctly done, BIM investments will not only cover its own expenses but open for completely new business opportunities. And doing it correctly isn’t difficult – the journey from implementation to return on investment is shorter than you think!
Get a thorough start of your BIM journey by making sure your team feels confident with their new tools. Training in BIM tools and methodology will help your designers feel confident working in 3D projects while coaching project managers in BIM advantages and selling points will help your organization land those BIM projects.
Begin leaving offers and BIM bids. After completed training, we have seen that 3 out of 5 BIM included offers are accepted by clients. So don’t feel shy to show off your new BIM skills, instead make sure to always include them in your customer dialogue. This way you make sure BIM projects come in and that your teammates can keep practicing BIM design.
As the fire consultant becomes part of BIM process, FSD as a discipline can have a larger and more active part in the project. Thanks to having access to the architect’s work and real live data, the fire consultant can contribute with their own model, therefore taking ownership of their own information. By taking a more active role in the project, accuracy and quality in the overall design increases.
The fire safety consultant is more integrated in the project, and deliveries of fire safety designs both increases and improves. We have seen that BIM projects increase deliveries manifold as the consultant is invited to give more ongoing feedback when working in 3D compared to traditional work methods.
The construction process starts, and fire protection information is available in the digital twin. Since the fire consultant has added their data into BIM, important information and audit trail can be controlled during the construction phase and kept current and relevant as the building is taken into use.
With Bimfire Tools fire engineering can be a part of BIM . This way the fire safety designer can work with visual models while also having real time data from the architect and other parts of the design team. Are you looking for a way to implement BIM into your organisation? Then read more here!