What is Building Information Modelling?

What is BIM?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its lifecycle. BIM involves representing a design as objects that carry their geometry, relations and attributes.

BIM allows construction professionals to explore key physical and functional characteristics of a project digitally before it’s built. Using BIM to simulate real-world performance for a better understanding of the impacts on cost, schedule and sustainability allow them to identify and resolve problems early in the design phase.

BIM is NOT a software platform, although there is software that enables BIM E.G. Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD.

Our BIM Components

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BIM Object Downloads

Cubicle Centre now boast a complete library of COBie compliant BIM downloads below.

BIM content includes toilet cubicles, wall panel systems and vanity units created for Cubicle Centre by Bimstore.co.uk. Their Autodesk Certified professionals have checked the Cubicle Centre BIM content and all components are ready for use in real project environments.

Cubicle Centre BIM objects are data-rich, highlight unique features such as FSC® certification, and contain parametric features that help specifiers design within the limits of the system. The result is a quicker specification process combined with correct product details throughout the whole project cycle.

Find out more about BIM

Find out more about BIM

We’ve put together some further reading links below to help you discover more about BIM.

BIM Task Group
A UK Government Initiative

Raising awareness of BIM within the SME marketplace

Weekly BIM news and comments

The iTunes of BIM — download components for free

The B1M
Online community for people / organisation involved with BIM

If you discover any interesting links let us know via Twitter and we’ll do our best to add them to the list.