Building Information Modelling (BIM)
MDO are leveraging industry leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to drive innovation, design and efficiency in our design process. All of our projects from interior fit-outs to residential master-planning are designed using 3D BIM software. The development of 3D models not only allows for better coordination across projects, but it allows us to better communicate our projects to clients and project stakeholders. The ability to easily present interior test-fits using real furniture and lab elements, or show the orientation of large scale commercial building in relation to its surroundings is a key benefit to working in 3D BIM software.
What is BIM?
Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a building or facility. The resulting
building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, through its operational life and eventual demolition.
MDO have been using BIM in one form or another for more than a decade and all staff use it on every project. One of our most ambitious BIM projects is the new headquarters building for VHI on Middle Abbey Street. The new glass and steel building rises above the original stone church and hall, both of which are listed. Traditional drawing could not handle the complex interaction of the new and old structures but with BIM we can create real times views of every interface between new and old, as well as clearly show clients how the new building with appear from outside and inside, right down to where each staff member will sit.