Meet our BIM Expert : Adam Bogus
Our inhouse BIM expert, Adam Bogus joined Technics back in 2012 taking on a variety of senior surveying roles before moving on to his current role as BIM Manager. Adam’s role is to ensure that Technics’ transition to the BIM environment continues to run smoothly.
Adam recently completed his BIM professional training with RICS, achieving an incredible 100% score in the exam, so we thought now would be a great time to get to know Adam and his views on all thing BIM a bit better…
In 30 seconds or less can you tell us what is BIM?
BIM or Building information Modelling is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project throughout its whole life cycle. BIM enables various stakeholders to collaborate better with digital building and construction models. Using different applications, technologies, workflows and processes in a managed, optimised and predefined way in a project where BIM is utilised, a digital 3D building model is available for all partners. It is a virtual representation of the construction, linking geometry and information. The model can contain all the physical and functional characteristics of a project, including structure, geometry, materials, systems and dynamic performance. A 3D model becomes 4D if a time component is added, and 5D when cost-related information is included.
With the pace of digital transformation in the construction industry, how do you see BIM driving this?
BIM has a very significant and important role in driving the construction industry. It pushes some contractors wishing to participate in BIM projects into unknown territory. They have to learn, train and expand their knowledge in order to be successful in delivering BIM projects according to the ISO 19650. I see this as an inevitable and positive change as the whole point of BIM is a more efficient and cost effective management of construction projects. However the greatest advantage of BIM is that it reduces the costs of the operating and maintenance of the building which paired with Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) can also contribute in reduction of carbon footprint through the lifetime of the building.
What do you think are the main benefits of supporting Technics clients with the BIM process?
The benefits are numerous. But I believe that the most important aspects of supporting our clients with the BIM processes is that they can get involved in a wider market and benefit from more opportunities that BIM provides. I think that the most important aspect of BIM is the collaboration. It enables our clients to effectively communicate and resolve any structural, architectural and MEP clashes before the first brick is even laid. BIM enables different subcontractors from a wide range of sectors to create multidisciplinary, combined models in a virtual 3D environment. Subsequently this contributes to the cost saving and timely delivery of projects.
Sustainability and the environment has become more and more important over the years, are there any sustainability benefits of using BIM?
Using BIM during design, build or refurbishment enables faster, safer and less wasteful construction empowering sustainable operation and maintenance. It provides straightforward evaluation of the impact of the proposed design changes. If a design change significantly affects the carbon footprint, this can be flagged and evaluated immediately, rather than being discovered at a later stage with much higher cost associated. As the design process continues, the model is continually updated with the latest information from all contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
What do you think the future of BIM looks like?
I think the future of BIM is very bright. BIM is not just a tool, it’s the first stepping stone in what will likely be labelled a paradigm shift for building design in the future. The construction industry is evolving very rapidly and BIM being part of this, brings ideal opportunities to help our clients and subcontractors to provide better, faster and more cost-effective services.
And finally, massive congratulations to you on successfully completing your BIM professional training provided by RICS. Do you have any ‘pearls of wisdom’ from this training you’d like to share?
Thank you. It feels great to be able to acquire RICS Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Project Management. As a Chartered Member (MRICS) I knew that any training provided by this organisation would be very valuable. I’m sure that the knowledge that I have gained through this qualification will enable me to provide an even more professional service to our clients in this rapidly developing part of the industry. The training helped me realise that BIM is not only a tool for creating a 3D building model but it is rather a process that brings all the construction disciplines together helping to integrate and share information in a structured manner enabling better build.
So now that you’ve heard from our inhouse BIM expert, why not get in touch to chat in more detail about how Technics can support with your next BIM project. Give us a call on 01483 230 080 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime please do visit our BIM Services section on our website for more information on the projects we have delivered recently.