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Let’s talk about BIM – Definition: BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.

For the required computer models you can’t go past 3D Laser Scanning. A Laser scanner captures millions of points on the surface geometry. In the right hands those points can be taken to survey accuracies and output as a point cloud file which can then be made into a 3D digital model. Buildings, bridges, caves – almost anything that already exists can be scanned and modelled.

Envivo’s 3D Laser scanning offers clients the latest cutting-edge technology and superbly rendered data capture. 3D Laser scanning represents real-world applications while offering incredibly detailed and accurate information as a starting-base for any project.

Mark Finlayson, Survey Director, says, “We’re BIM ready and have the skills and technology in-house to provide highly accurate information and modelling. This is, naturally, the starting point for many projects. It’s exciting to see the possibilities in collaborative design processes between all parties that helps control design and cost in real time. The information is invaluable to different stakeholders, from architects to engineers, designers to project managers.
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You may be interested to know there is a New Zealand BIM acceleration committee which has been created to gauge and increase BIM usage. Envivo planning, surveying and engineering are members of the control group. The committee’s aim is “to capture BIM’s many benefits, helping to provide affordable, quality buildings and infrastructure for New Zealanders at a time of high construction demand. BIM adds value to the whole life of a built asset from pre-design to operation. It is a tool that allows the latest in digital technologies to be applied to the building management process.”

If you would like to find out more about BIM contact us and you might like to download New Zealand’s BIM Handbook July 2014:

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