BIM: A SUCCESS FACTOR
We consider that BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a basic value for the construction and use of buildings, and for the urban environment that is useable by all.
ARCHIMEN has been investing heavily in research for over 10 years now. One of its very first research areas was BIM. Back in 2003, we bet on BIM as an essential medium for the data - object, built and manipulated throughout the entire building cycle. At that time we created a start-up, ACTIVe3D, dedicated to the development of an internet platform for real estate technical management. Having previously won the gold medal for technical innovation in 2004 at Batimat, the company is now totally autonomous and independent of ARCHIMEN. In 2014, it was awarded the first BIM D’OR, through the intermediary of Burgundy Regional Council, for its management of real estate with a surface area of over 1 million m² in BIM mode.
BIM MANAGEMENT SKILLSThe research services provided by ARCHIMEN are systematically performed in project mode following the BIM method. Our teams implement the tools (BIM Server, GED, Viewer, etc.) and methods that allow collaborative sharing of the digital model between the various members of the project management team.
INTERNAL METHODOLOGYARCHIMEN uses a BIM management guide detailing the working principles followed within the project management team (Codification, partitioning of models, links between models, convention on defining levels of detail per object, etc.). This convention is accompanied by a guide to the computing methods used (references and versions of software, exchange standard, etc.). We provide the IT support and training needed to deploy the tools and follow best practice.
PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL WORK ON BIM STANDARDISATION AND SMART BUILDING
TOMORROW, BIM FOR ALLWith the emergence of connected objects and the tremendous development of mobile applications on smartphones and tablets, it is easy to imagine the extraordinary service potential offered by exchanging BIM information with each user of a building, according to profile and user context. ARCHIMEN has developed a new concept of exchange which was taken up by ACTIVe3D, and this project was named winner of the government’s worldwide Innovation 2030 competition.
BIM IN DECONSTRUCTION
- the need to move towards highly efficient paradigms of recovery of valuable raw materials in priority waste streams within the EU28,
- the need for progress in novel recycling technologies for complex construction and demolition waste,
- the need for novel solutions stimulating selective sorting at source of materials arising from demolition and refurbishment works