Building Information Modelling is the biggest change in the construction sector, since CAD replaced hand drafting. Existing Building Information Modelling (eBIM) is the first step in the BIM workflow for retrofit & refurb projects.
BIM was developed as a way of managing the full development lifecycle of a building project. Used to facilitate new designs, build changes and communication amongst contractors and design teams, it has provided significant cost savings and efficiency gains. As these methods have become more robust, companies have looked to apply these techniques to a range of projects. Combined with the current downturn in the new build sector, many firms have seen the majority of their construction work switch to retrofit and refurb projects instead of new build.
Architects and contractors want to now apply these skills to refurb projects, however the assumption has been that trying to model existing buildings and structures in Revit is time consuming and extremely costly.
To fill this gap Digital Surveys an established 3D laser scanning and survey company have launched eBIM, Existing Building Information Modelling. By using the latest 3D laser scanning data capture techniques they can survey in 3D and convert this information to accurate Revit models.