At Arkitema, it is our ambition to stay updated on developments and explore the latest work methods. As a result, we have developed BIM methods and processes over the years. BIM management is an important project management tool that ensures higher quality and productivity. We create added value on projects by means of a better overview of processes, strong interdisciplinary cooperation and optimal time and budget management. In that way, we provide our client and other project partners with a better basis for decision making.

Off to a good and reliable start to projects

In the preliminary design phases and programming, we use BIM for, e.g., energy and sustainability analyses such as simulations of sunlight, shadows, daylight, and wind. When it is time to design complex rooms, functions, and areas, a BIM model helps lay out areas and ensures automatic updates of all areas when any changes and corrections are made.

The building model makes it easier for the customer to take in all aspects of the project including its challenges and, in turn, make the right decisions regarding next steps – and the end result. Among other things, digital models are used for simulations, visualisations, verification, and quality assurance. Even in case of high-complexity, demanding structural challenges, these models make it easier to identify, develop, and verify solutions.

Arkitema has completed large-scale university and hospital projects using full 3D models, where the BIM model has played a key role in continuously supporting internal phase calculations and total life-cycle cost calculations. The models also allow for a structured and dynamic internal BIM workflow.

Powerful 3D visualisations

Virtual reality goggles can connect to BIM models and offer the customer a visual 3D tour of the project. For instance, a number of landscaping projects are carried out using BIM models. They enable effective communication among all parties, since 3D illustrations provide a more detailed understanding of the project. Arkitema also uses 3D models on construction sites for site meetings, technical supervision, and inspection for defects, as supervisors can review projects using tables.