BIM Protocol to Simplify Modelling Process, says CAD firm

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GlobalCAD provides 2D drawing, 3D modelling and BIM services to the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.


GlobalCAD provides a quality CAD drawing service and CAD bureau, competitively priced using AutoCAD and Revit.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has released a new protocol to streamline the use of building information modelling (BIM) in construction. This should become an asset to the industry, according to

BIM endows companies with a number of advantages during the construction process, ranging from enhanced building design to improved insight into the eventual costs associated with the operation of a particular project after it has been completed.

The use of these digital modelling techniques has become so prevalent that the British government has put in place plans to transfer every public-sector construction initiative over to Level 2 BIM by 2016.

Now a protocol from the CIC has been published in order to support the use of BIM in construction across all sectors and also increase the number of organisations that are willing to adopt this approach.

GlobalCAD has been working closely with a variety of companies to ensure that BIM can be smoothly delivered and quickly integrated into construction projects.

The real skill is found in liaising appropriately with the various parties involved in a typical project, including building services contractors, architects and structural engineers, so that the resultant BIM model is as comprehensively compiled as possible, according to GlobalCAD.

The company argues that collaboration is an important part of any BIM creation process. It encourages the sharing of 3D modelling as early as possible in order to generate feedback from the relevant parties and finalise the design sooner rather than later.

This is actually a significant part of the new BIM protocol, since it requires that there is consistency and horizontal co-operation.

In the past, companies ran the risk of reaching an impasse when dealing with consultants who were not technically required to acquiesce to them because of a lack of a contractual relationship. With the implementation of the new protocol, which should be included in each project agreement, an employer will have the power to push through certain obstacles and uphold the rights of certain parties involved in a project.

As the use of BIM to digitally model and manage construction projects becomes more common, the new CIC protocol will also increase in prominence. This will allow GlobalCAD to better serve its clients and grow its customer base in the coming years.

About GlobalCAD Consultants Ltd
Founded in early 1999, GlobalCAD provides 2D drawing, 3D modelling and BIM services to the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

Working with companies and organisations of all sizes, GlobalCAD employs a collaborative approach to projects and employs a skilled team with a wide range of specialisms, allowing it to tackle almost any issue.

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