As of April 2016 the Level 2 BIM mandate is in place. This means that centrally procured public sector projects will require the implementation of BIM at Level 2.
What does this mean?
Level 2 BIM
This is distinguished by collaborative working – all parties use their own 3D CAD models, but not necessarily working on a single, shared model. The collaboration comes in the form of how the information is exchanged between different parties – and is the crucial aspect of this level. Design information is shared through a common file format, which enables any organisation to be able to combine that data with their own in order to make a federated BIM model, and to carry out interrogative checks on it. Hence any CAD software that each party use must be capable of exporting to one of the common file formats such as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange). This is the method of working that has been set as a minimum target by the UK government for all work on public-sector work, by 2016.
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To meet these requirements, and maintain an efficient work flow BPG will offer a variable scale of BIM to manage projects.
· Fully compliant with PAS 1192-2 BIM Level 2 requirements.
· REVIT model shared with other services: M&E, Structural Engineers etc. FTP server or Autodesk A360 used as the common working environment to share models.
· Full material set for renders and interactive panoramic views. All families, areas, fixtures correctly labelled for scheduling.
· Post-render photoshop presentation preparation of images.
· Video walkthroughs to show the experience of spaces.
· Revisto Viewer can be integrated to allow for the easy viewing of large model on mobile devices.
· Cloud point survey data used for accurate site and existing structure modelling.
· Ideal for larger projects going through all design stages or any project requiring Level 2 compliance.
· Functional 3D model, basic materials and textures, can be used for illustrative renders. Uses mainly generic models and families. Little or no integration with other services.
· Design fully contained within REVIT (except AutoCAD details), including Room Data Sheets.
· Ideal for smaller new builds and refurbishment projects that don’t require BIM Level 2.
· Plans and elevations in a ‘Line drawn’ style with simple textures and shadows.
· Schedules for windows, doors and rooms gen.
· Suitable for adapting existing plans into REVIT for 3D presentation or concept work that requires areas, departments or quantities.
· Ideal for smaller projects and window projects where the focus is on quantities and schedules, not design and presentation.
· Can be progressed to a more detailed model at a later stage.