Benefits of BIM

Design employees at AB Glass have recently completed bespoke Revit training as part of Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2 – a collaborative way of working underpinned by digital technologies.  

The idea of BIM levels is viewed as the accepted definition of what criteria are needed to be considered BIM compliant. The BIM levels, which range from 0 to 3, are the steps that are taking the industry into the digital era.  

BIM Level 2 centres around collaborative working, where all parties use their own 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. However, parties do not necessarily work on a single, shared model. How information is exchanged between various parties is the key point of BIM level 2. 

Since April 2016, all government funded projects need to be drawn and collaborated using BIM level 2 in accordance with regulations set by The British Standards Institution (BSI).

AB Glass is now one of few facade manufacturers in the South Wales region with BIM level 2 competences. As well as investing in staff training to ensure they are compliant with such standards for government projects, AB Glass has also invested in a full licence of AutoDesk’s Revit software. This provides the company with 3D capabilities, in addition to the Solibri Model Viewer tool used by the firm.

Alan Brayley, managing director of AB Glass, said: “Collaborating on a common model through BIM level 2 competencies is crucial in today’s industry. Working collaboratively with more effective communications and greater accuracy is extremely beneficial to the industry and the projects that we work on.”