CAPEXUS designs efficiently and sustainably thanks to BIM

Our projects combine not only modern design and high-quality workmanship, but also careful preparation, coordination of all work on the construction site and thus speed of delivery.

Look under the hood of design our way – using advanced technologies with the goal of creating projects more efficiently. Discover with us the global trend known as BIM.

What is BIM?

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Working in a 3D

Every project involves processing of project documentation, while our experienced team of designers takes advantage of BIM design. We have experience working in a 3D model on the REVIT platform and we can create a BIM model from your digital data. However, before we present the individual benefits of our approach and building information modelling, let's take a look at the basics of what BIM is.

a worker working in a huge empty space

Model development

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. Although the first mentions of this model date back to the 1970s, it has only seen greater development in recent years thanks to wider possibilities for digitization and legislative changes. In the Czech Republic, the government approved a ten-year concept for the introduction of BIM in September 2017, and in the future, it is expected that BIM will be used, for example, for above-threshold public procurements.

Not just geometry

The BIM model is, in short, a 3D model of an object containing geometric data. However, the digital model can also include non-geometric data such as properties and parameters of individual elements, various documents, a construction log, schedule, health and safety documents or outputs from decision-making processes of building authorities. All this makes BIM a very intelligent process for creating and managing projects, which fundamentally changes the existing methodologies and ways of working in our industry. The drawing together with the output from the software tool in the form of a 3D model of the building can be used both for the implementation of construction work and for subsequent maintenance.

We are ready to convince you of the benefits of BIM

Using BIM comes with a number of benefits that will be appreciated by all project participants, from investors to architects, designers, suppliers and builders. We consider the main advantages of BIM designing to be:

More efficient coordination and more detailed documentation with the possibility of looking into a 3D model to get a better idea of the design, e.g. during technology management. This practically eliminates the potential risk that some questions within the project will remain unanswered.

Our Design & Build requires perfect cooperation between professions. BIM facilitates collaboration at a variety of levels, including standardizing the formats of data transferred between programs.

Once the 3D model already exists, it is advisable to continue working with it and use it even after the construction is completed. The data can be used, for example, for facility management. The information model simplifies, among others, regular maintenance, revisions or replacement of HVAC systems in the office environment.

Although quality and a high standard of projects are key for us, we always think about the client's budget. Thanks to the complete 3D model, we will resolve spatial conflicts in advance during the design phase. A few weeks or months down the line we will not have to deal with time-demanding and expensive conflicts on the construction site, which can hardly be detected in a 2D drawing.

Individual activities can be planned in an informed way, work productivity is higher and there are no gaps on the construction site.

BIM can simulate different variants and solutions also with respect to the environment. Already in the preparatory stage, you have information on the effect of the chosen solution on, for example, energy consumption.

BIM enables continuous monitoring of costs and comparison with the client's budget.

As you can see, the BIM methodology brings to projects not only precision but also long-term cost savings.

From 3D model to dream office

Working with BIM allows us to continuously present the proposals of architects and possible changes to our clients. This simplifies feedback, which is crucial at a time when the office environment and requirements are changing rapidly.

You can clearly see all the details in the model thanks to the fact that many of our suppliers provide us with their product portfolio directly in the form of a 3D model. You will get an accurate idea of the appearance and functionality of your future offices.

Despite its obvious advantages, BIM design is not yet a matter of course. We at Capexus are therefore all the happier to be able to show you its benefits in practice. BIM is not just a 3D model, but a way to create projects more efficiently.

BIM is not just a 3D model

It's a way to create projects more efficiently.
Start your journey to a new office interior with us, contact us today.

Authors of the photos: CAPEXUS, Unsplash
Visualization by Tomáš Holub

Published September 22, 2021 

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