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Power of Digital to Create

We are a digital leader offering advanced technologies in the AEC industry. We have expertise in 3D prototyping, digital engineering, software development, data management, and automation.

 

Our team of specialists is dedicated to supporting your organisation and the projects you deliver with the latest in AEC technology.

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What we do

Our experienced team lead the high-quality digital design and delivery of your projects. 

 

We use the most sophisticated tools, coupled with leading research and innovation, to analyse data, forecast challenges and deliver solutions tailored to your project’s needs.

 

High-quality design, collaboration, optimised workflows, and efficient construction processes are the hallmarks of BIM Consulting.

Our clients

Data Driven Design

Solar Access Analysis

Our environmental design team works with you to deliver proposals that offer better solar access to neighbouring apartments and residential buildings.

We create the 3D apartment models and generate computational analysis to simulate actual conditions and visualise the results. Insights gained from our analysis increase development potential.

Data Driven Design

Data Driven Design

Sky View Factor

Unique to Sydney developments, Sky View Factor is designed to maximise solar access to public spaces. We have developed procedures to compute the thousands of test points necessary to demonstrate compliance with council policy, so we can advise on key design moves available to optimise development opportunities.

Sky view factor analysis comparing initial concept with current design.

Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering

Our philosophy is to build it digitally first.

We use our extensive experience in digital engineering to ensure that your projects achieve significant end-to-end efficiencies during the design and delivery phases.

We do this by planning the digital engineering approach, facilitating digital collaboration, monitoring deliverables, and revealing costly design for review by the team.

As a result, we continuously deliver significant cost savings for our clients.

Digital Asset Framework

Digital Asset Framework

Digital transformation is propelling the AEC industry to new heights of sophistication. The efficiencies of implementing a 3D model-based delivery, creating data structures that offer better asset management opportunities, and confidence in your 3D digital handover model’s accuracy are just some examples of how our digital asset frameworks can help you.

Digital Asset Framework

Digital Twin

In association with leading software integration vendors, we’ll consult with you to establish a smart building technology plan as the foundation for a Digital Twin technology solution. We will the handle the BIM and data while our partners connect and integrate the building systems, and build the application interfaces.

Diagram of a Digital Twin integrating data and the building systems together.

Applications

BCapp

BCapp is a place to capture and collaborate on tasks across a project. It offers rapid task creation, categorisation and tagging of tasks, reporting in PDF and CSV, data analytics, a conversation thread for tasks, and email notifications. It also manages complex tasks with multiple assignees, due dates, status, and more.

User Interface of BCapp

Layer0

Layer0 provides block and stack data visualisation to help understand complex space scenarios in the early planning stages of projects. This important space planning strategy is important in the context of relocations, decanting, retiring buildings, redevelopments, and new builds. Layer0 is also used to help owners visualise and manage the complex spatial arrangements of a campus or facility. We offer the ability to integrate Layer0 with existing ERP applications.

User Interface of Layer0

ADT

The Architecture Delivery Tool (ADT) is an integrated Microsoft SharePoint solution to provide businesses with a single interface for conducting project and document management. The tool steps team members through every stage of a project, tracking the progress and completion of critical quality management procedures. It comes complete with digital forms, guidance notes, and standards references.

User Interface of ADT
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People

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Steve Fox

Principal

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Oscar Ramirez

Digital Engineering Lead

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Trudy Agyeiwaa

Digital Engineering Manager

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Stefan Sevo

Digital Engineering Manager

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Adrian Albisser

Systems Developer

Ignacio Alcalde

Environmental Designer

FAQs

BIM Consulting was created in 2012 by parent company Architectus and is Australia’s longest-running company specialising in BIM. We’re practical by nature. We’re in touch with Design, Construction, and Facilities Management professionals, and we implement simple and cost–effective solutions. Our goal is to improve the way design transitions to construction, which in turn transitions into lifecycle management.

The BIM Consulting team are experts in unifying the digital collaboration effort. We break down complex deliverables for clients and we help them better understand BIM. To maintain an independent position, BIM Consulting is not a software provider. Instead, we are connected to a large network and have affiliations with software specialists who can deliver products and solutions to meet our clients’ specific needs.

Building Information Modelling or BIM is a ‘built digitally first’ methodology that allows clients in the project lifecycle to create and consume model-based information and collaboratively work on projects in a single source of truth environment. These Project Information Models (PIMs) are rich in data, enabling a variety of uses for the various project stakeholders. BIM has become standard in projects for planning, designing, and building. At handover, a PIM ultimately becomes an Asset Information Model (AIM) for the operation and maintenance phase of a facility or infrastructure asset.

BIM is also an object-based model, produced and consumed with a variety of software applications and digital tools.

It doesn’t need to be, yet the marketplace is saturated with incomprehensible BIM requirements, and exceedingly onerous deliverables with questionable value to project stakeholders and owners. This often makes BIM seem more complicated than it needs to be. BIM Consulting will partner with clients to navigate through complex requirements and help drive better value propositions for projects.

 

Digital Engineering (DE) is the new way of describing the digital processes and management surrounding projects, including digital BIM models and data management practices. Digital Engineering goes beyond ‘Buildings’ and is not limited to ‘Modelling’.

BIM & DE terminology is adopted as an individual preference in the same way that BIM Managers & Digital Engineers have similar competencies.  

A Digital Twin represents a physical asset and its operational control systems. An application that provides a live asset data feed or historical operational data could be considered a Digital Twin. An application or digital control system that physically operates the asset could also be considered a Digital Twin. These are traditionally referred to as BMS (Building Management Systems) or CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management). A BIM model may not even form part of a Digital Twin solution but that will not stop software vendors from exploring ways to integrate a 3D model. 

Contact us

Adelaide 

Level 1

15 Leigh Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Brisbane

Level 2,

79 Adelaide Street

Brisbane QLD 4000

Perth 

QV1, Upper Plaza West

250 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Melbourne

Level 25

385 Bourke Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney

Level 18

25 Martin Place

Sydney NSW 2000

T: +61 2 8252 8478​

E: info@bimconsulting.com.au​

Digital Project Delivery

Digital Collaboration

High-performing projects stem from strong collaborations, and we have the expertise and networks to support the best collaborative opportunities. Our technology stack solutions are well suited to teams and help achieve successful project outcomes. BIM Consulting Digital Engineering Plans outline collaboration and modelling frameworks, which are a useful resource for teams.

3D Coordination

While it has become industry practice to utilise 3D coordination, we provide so much more than just basic coordination tools. We assign dedicated Digital Engineering specialists to your project teams who offer tailored solutions to your specific needs. Our best-in-class service is proven to reduce design and installation reworks, as well as limit disputes, accelerate the construction program, and improve the quality of the services installation.

Diagram showing assets clashing in a building

Model Auditing

We use the latest scripting technologies and data aggregation applications to collect, sort, and report project data. What’s this got to do with model auditing? With BIM databases, we can set the audit rules on the models and compute the compliance, creating time and space to inspect modelling mistakes visually.

Analytics & Automation

Do you have a manual task or information relationship challenge? Most problems can be solved with computational technologies – we do it every day. We visualise results in data heatmaps and create interactivity with data, to provide you with insights that can make an enormous difference to your project’s outcomes. We’re also excellent at handling data in CAD and BIM files.

analytics showing heat map of a structure

Digital Prototyping (DfMA)

As modelling and digital integration specialists, we create detailed digital prototypes that integrate with the assembly and fabrication process, allowing us to test modular constructions, pre-fabricated components, building assemblies, and fittings and furniture.

A 3D detailed model of a tram station exploded into its prefabricated building components.

As Built Verification

There is plenty of value in a handover BIM model that offers a true reflection of the as-built facility. Using 3D point cloud, we can digitally map the construction to flag any deviations between point cloud model and the corresponding BIM model.

Diagram of point cloud and its corresponding BIM model.

FAQs

There are numerous options. For recognised accreditation, Australian tertiary education providers are offering courses and units of study in BIM management. Recognised organisations such as Operam Academy and BSI offer BIM training and ISO 19650 information management practitioner accreditation. Local independent industry body buildingSmart has a BIMcreds assessment program to demonstrate BIM/DE competency. Software vendors like Autodesk also offer certification for specific BIM applications.

A BIM Manager or Digital Engineering Manager might be responsible for managing technical systems within an organisation to enable BIM production. A BIM Manager might also have a role as the technical representative of the organisation in a project environment. A BIM manager could also be a central figure in the overall management of project delivery, including creating and monitoring the requirements of a BIM Management Plan/ Digital Engineering Management Plan.

A BIM Coordinator generally occupies a technical role within an organisation to execute BIM production but can also undertake the responsibilities of a BIM Manager.

No, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a process, and a digital model (Building Information Model). BIM enabled software applications are typically categorised as Authoring (for the production of a digital model), or Reviewing (for the consumption and viewing of model geometry and model data).

BIM is mainstream in Australia, so it’s advisable to have a basic level of understanding. If you like technical challenges, have an affinity for 3D modelling, and data management a career in BIM might be right for you. The experts in the field understand that leveraging data is the biggest challenge and they often have the capability in programming, data aggregation, software development, and software integration. Another pathway is in BIM/ digital advisory. Similar to management consultancy this pathway is suited to professionals with technical expertise paired with strategic consulting skills.  

This depends on your skillsets. Modelling is an easily-learned and common skill. A highly valued technician will be able to automate some modelling processes and deliver good project outcomes. However, not everyone has the necessary understanding of their discipline or trade, and despite sound modelling skills, can often create poor outcomes, which cost employers time and money.

These applications typically achieve different outcomes. AutoCAD cannot perform tasks that Revit is strong at, whilst Revit cannot perform tasks that AutoCAD is more suited to.

As designers are increasingly armed with skills in digital tools, they are becoming less reliant on drafters/technicians in the traditional sense. However, drafters/technicians often have sound knowledge of their discipline and are likely to produce high-quality modelling and documentation with less error than those who are not technically trained. For this reason, drafters/technicians are in high demand.

Strictly no, but CAD integrates very successfully in a BIM environment. The functionality of CAD is ever-increasing and specific CAD platforms are designed to achieve very specific discipline/trade outcomes. AutoCAD Civil 3D is considered an industry-leading modelling application for integrating civil design into a collaborative BIM environment. AutoCAD may not be as successful in producing Architectural, Structural, or Building Services BIM Models as parametric modelling applications. CAD applications are often used in creating 3D rail track models and 3D survey models.

This depends on your discipline or trade, and whether you are undertaking 3D authoring, or reviewing 3D information. Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft (Nemetschek), Tekla, Trimble, 12d, and McNeel are key vendors in the AEC marketplace, along with many more.

Implementing a BIM roadmap and transforming traditional digital processes will require capital investment in systems, software applications, and training. Intensive production time associated with modelling, particularly in early project stages is often identified as a negative impact to profitability. These factors need to be weighed up against the benefits of participating in a market as a BIM capable company, more efficiencies in an integrated approach to project delivery, and a more appealing workplace for the generation of digital natives.

The cost to produce BIM models can fluctuate depending on the extent of Employer Information Requirements. Traditional 2D production is considered more cost-effective by some trades and disciplines in project delivery, and some companies can put a premium cost option to produce BIM models. However, this approach lacks the 3D collaborative aspect, which creates risk and can lead to significant cost. There is a growing trend in the market for more hybrid solutions where 3D BIM models are produced in complex projects, and 2D CAD is produced in low–risk high-volume areas.

CAD software is excellent at producing 2D drawings and is also capable of creating 3D models. CAD software typically doesn’t contain the database functionality of BIM software. Some software is designed specifically for 3D modelling, such as SketchUp, SolidWorks, AutoCAD MEP, Tekla, and OpenRail. These tools integrate well into BIM collaboration processes, particularly in an IFC format. There is other software designed specifically for BIM that have very strong database technology at their core. Software like Revit and ArchiCAD can produce data-rich information models with objects that have unique characteristics and specific relationships with other objects, improving the ability to analyse models.