BIM & 3D
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.
On all our projects we present in model form, using walk through videos during workshops
We use Design Books to record each stage
We generate all of our own CGI's and videos
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 Scots Church, VHI HQ on Abbey Street, Dublin. The new glass and steel building rises above the original stone church and hall. Traditional drawing could not handle the complex interaction of the new and old structures but with BIM we were able to create real time views of every interface between new and old, as well as clearly show clients how the new building will appear from outside and inside, right down to where each staff member will sit.
BIM modelling from the outset allows user and client access to the 3D world facilitating an early understanding of the project, and in our experience, ensuring quick and effective decision making.