3D Modelling & BIM
We use the latest 3D modelling technology to produce cutting edge, advanced construction models to improve clash detection, resource scheduling and project marketing, saving time and costs for our clients and improving site safety
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative approach to design within the construction industry, which consists of working collaboratively using digital 3D models. We believe that this approach can help to reduce project risk, time and cost, and as such we have been at the leading edge of development in this area since 2015 with a dedicated team of developers and designers.
Using Tekla and Revit, we can produce fully interactive models as well as 2D isometric drawings with our bespoke developed software. Equipment lists can also be easily extracted and provided at no extra cost to the design.
We are committed to becoming a market leader in this area and currently have a dedicated team working at BIM Level 2, with others undertaking training to further increase our capacity, in line with the UK government BIM strategy. Please see their FAQ for more information on BIM Level 2.
Please see some example projects below.
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
A scaffold was required to help with the demolition of a reinforced concrete structure at this site. Boarded platforms were proposed every two metres to provide sufficient access for demolition workers. Each deck layout was designed to accurately follow the structure’s outline. Achieving this was vital to protect the lower scaffold levels and pavement from debris and rubble. Additionally, part of the scaffold was based inside a lightwell due to on-site obstructions.
TT Plast, Targowisko 351
Using 3D software, we designed and modelled the reinforcement required for an office building with a footprint of 260m2, which was based on CFA piles. All structural elements including slabs, beams, columns and stairs were made in situ and required reinforcement.
A scaffold bridge for a service crossing at a Catford site is built to help workers safely move along the site. The bridge is based within a water stream which required strong anchors into the abutments. Additionally, tube and fitting stairs were designed to provide access to the platform.
Car Wash Tomaszów Mazowiecki
For the steel frame of a warehouse building we created a 3D model to help visualise the completed structure. We also produced the workshop and assembly drawings for the project based on design and architectural information provided to us.
Victoria Road, London
A hoarding was required at a site Victoria Road in London for public protection and site security. A hoarding was designed for the perimeter using a post in ground approach. Treated timber posts were placed into concrete foundations to support imposed loads from both crowd and wind/weather.
Due to site constraints this 2.4m high hoarding was required to be fixed to pre-cast concrete kentledge blocks.
On the large Islington Square project in London, a temporary steel structure was designed to support the external wall after girders and part of the floor slab were removed. Thanks to 3D modelling it was possible to avoid conflicts with existing elements of the structure.
Affinity Living, Manchester
For this project we designed two staircases, one with 17 floors and a second consisting of 33 floors. The stairs and landings were prefabricated using C32/40 concrete and using a specified reinforcement system.
Saxon Square, Luton
For this new build, a scaffold was necessary to provide access to all floor levels to facilitate the installation of cladding/works to the perimeter. IDH designed a plan braced scaffold which allowed unimpeded access to every level, making navigation of this scaffold easier for all contractors working on site.
Mile End Road, London
The aim of the temporary roof was to cover the central lightwell of an existing building during construction works. The designer had to consider different base levels of the flat roof as well as the limited possibilities of tying the structure into the brick walls. Side standards and puncheons were added to fully encapsulate the scaffold.