Building Information Modelling & 3D Design

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.

Lower Clapton Road

Perimeter scaffold was required for external wall insulation and brickwork for 3 No blocks. 5-2 boards wide, 4-2 or 3-2 where it had to be fit in between building and retention walls, multiple bridged sections above entrances to building, balconies etc. Erected progressively in 2.0m lifts. Splayed scaffold at SE and NW corners of Block A building.

Western Undercliff, Ramsgate

IDH were engaged to undertake the modelling of this existing landmark structure located at Western Undercliff, Ramsgate. The existing beach Café and Public Conveniences which have served the beach and local area since the 1950’s are part of a larger regeneration project and we are currently working on plans for the replacement iconic structure due to be constructed in 2020.

Tesco Budleigh, Salterton

This project had several issues including: Temporary works design was uncoordinated and restricted the working space. Temporary works clashed with the proposed works. Supplied drawing information was un-reliable. These problems resulted in programme and cost implications. It was proposed that using some of the tools of BIM could prevent these problems from occurring on the proposed Tesco shop conversion project at Budleigh Salterton. IDH was appointed to produce a 3D model of the proposed temporary works along with the drawings.

St, Anthony’s College, Oxford

Scaffold was designed for existing façade refurbishment at full perimeter of building. 5-3 boards wide scaffold erected in 2.0-2.1m lifts. Protection fan and access to ramp maintained at south elevation. No mechanical ties were allowed to building walls, hence only physical ties through windows, box ties to columns and lip ties to parapet wall designed.

Service Building Steel Frame

 

Lower Clapton Road

Perimeter scaffold was required for external wall insulation and brickwork for 3 No blocks. 5-2 boards wide, 4-2 or 3-2 where it had to be fit in between building and retention walls, multiple bridged sections above entrances to building, balconies etc. Erected progressively in 2.0m lifts. Splayed scaffold at SE and NW corners of Block A building.

Forum Gdansk Shopping Centre

 

327-329 Morville Street

Scaffold for new building was designed to provide access for bricklayers and cladding works. 4 boards wide with internal edge protection required as inside line of scaffold was ~500mm from edge of building steel structure, to which scaffold is tied. Besides size of building, additional challenge was proximity of NR assets (track and overhead cables).

Steel Frame Hall, Klwów

 

Hurn Hunny Farm

An access scaffold below gutter level with temporary roof was required for existing roof replacement works. Main 4-2 scaffold, at both sides of building and bridged above entrance. All covered with C.I sheeting roof supported by 450 alu beams.

Airport Terminal Temporary Works, Warsaw

The aim of the design was to design steel substructure under luggage conveyors along with substructure under BTS luggage warehouse. We had to fit new construction into existing one with all necessary changes which was required by conveyor system. Conveyor system with substructure was built on Chopin Airport in Warsaw to fasten transfer of luggage from passengers to airplanes.

Lower Clapton Road

Perimeter scaffold was required for external wall insulation and brickwork for 3 No blocks. 5-2 boards wide, 4-2 or 3-2 where it had to be fit in between building and retention walls, multiple bridged sections above entrances to building, balconies etc. Erected progressively in 2.0m lifts. Splayed scaffold at SE and NW corners of Block A building.

Unity Tower

For this project we were appointed to design and provide erection and shop drawings for steel platforms on the roof of one of the buildings in the Unity Centre – new business centre in Kraków. Based on the architect’s requirements we chose sections and design the connections adequate for the technological loads (including big HVAC units). After that we used Tekla software to create erection plans and shop drawings for each part of the steel structure, following the Client’s standards.

Warsaw Airport, Terminal A

The aim of the project was to design steel substructure under luggage conveyors along with substructure under BTS luggage warehouse. We had to fit new construction into existing one with all necessary changes which was required by conveyor system. Conveyor system with substructure was built on Chopin Airport in Warsaw to fasten transfer of luggage from passengers to airplanes.

Whether for tendering purposes or better realisation of your project, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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