What is BIM?

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a collaborative way of working, based on digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining assets. BIM embeds key product and asset data and a 3 dimensional computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout a project lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation – in a single asset information package.

Why do I need to know about BIM?

In 2011 the Government Construction Strategy mandated the use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by April 2016. BIM is currently being used by the majority of the major contruction companies.

The information provided within these BIM models is vital for construction scheduling and logistical planning as well as the capture of carbon data, cost and potential asset/construction conflicts enabling contractors to efficiently plan the complete construction of a project in a virtual world. The information is then readily available to any other contractor/client throughout the lifecycle of the building including its final demolition and deconstruction.

What are Speedy doing with BIM?

Speedy is at the forefront of the development of BIM in the hire sector.  We are creating a digital library of temporary works assets which holds graphical and non-graphical information about our products.

To date we have identified over 70 products as BIM ready and these are flagged with the BIM logo in the hire section of this site and in our catalogue.  You can also click on the product images listed below and download the 3D model with 4D assets.

We will be working with our suppliers to add more BIM models to the library with the aim of ensuring our key hire products are BIM ready.

If you would like to know more about BIM and Speedy’s plans for this important industry initiative please contact us at BIM@speedyhire.com