The multitude of tools and technological solutions means that many teams working on joint projects are confronted with technical problems. Whether in the case of departments within a single company or working with external partners, the issue of incompatible file formats, errors in data transfer or simply delays caused by the manual transcription of data from one system to another can arise. The answer to these problems is integration.
Does my company need systems integration?
BIM and digital processes can be very complex, thus requiring a huge amount of work to strategise, implement, manage, coordinate or train. AEC Design’s consultants simplify this process by creating guidelines and workflows tailored to our clients’ unique circumstances and priorities.
The effective systems integration carried out by AEC Design’s experts has allowed our clients’ existing processes to be streamlined, while increasing the efficiency and security of data flows between IT systems. As a result, AEC Design’s customers were able to quickly and reliably increase the business potential in their organisations.
Systems integrations are a process that any company aspiring to more advanced projects should go through. For organisations that are not so large, it is worth ensuring that systems are unified and integrated from the outset. This will provide a solid foundation on which increasingly advanced projects will build.
When it comes to large organisations, the integration process is not so much an option as a necessity. The complexity of projects and large project teams, which also include external suppliers, mean there is a greater risk of errors, communication noise or unreadable files.
What benefits does integration bring?
Improved communication – Improved communication between different company departments, such as engineers, manufacturers or the sales department.
Database – Organise information and create an overarching knowledge base of projects, processes or products.
Reduced risk of errors – Manual transfer of data from different systems has a higher risk of errors.
Time saving – Properly performed integration allows data migration to be automated.
Levels of BIM integration with scheduling, costing and facility management systems.
Integration is the process on which the BIM methodology is based. It enables the linking of unified processes, the free flow of information to the master model and the smooth collaboration of teams.
See what the different levels of BIM integration look like. You can successfully carry out each of them with our engineers!
BIM 4D (integration of BIM models into the schedule)
* Creating requirements for models for use in scheduling
* Assisting in preparing a model for use in the scheduling process
* Verifying and adjusting models for the scheduling department
* Linking BIM models to a schedule created in any scheduling software
* Automating the scheduling process from a model.
BIM 5D (integration of BIM models into the cost estimate)
* Creating requirements for models for use in the building valuation process
* Assisting in preparing models for use in the cost estimating process
* Verifying and adjusting models for use in the cost estimating department
* Creating estimates from BIM models
* Using BIM models to create cost estimates
* Automating the process of creating estimates from a model
BIM 6D (integration of BIM models into facility management systems)
* Creating requirements for models for use in facility management
* Assisting in the preparation of a model for use in the facility management process
* Integrating BIM systems with FM systems
* Implementing UK COBie requirements into BIM model requirements
* Verifying and adjusting models for facility management
* Analyzing the applicability of BIM models in facility management.