LBA are focused on the information management aspects of Building Information Management (BIM) as modelling is increasingly used as the central source of knowledge for many other disciplines, including constructability.
To ensure our staff can work effectively in the modern design environment, awareness of BIM processes has been cultivated across the company and therefore we are able to advise on how best to leverage information for a positive outcome.
Tunnel Information Management
Using our years of management experience in tunnelling, LBA have developed Tunnel Information Management (TIM), an innovative web-based platform for the control and processing of information produced during the tunnelling process.
This adaptable platform covers the requirements of production, tracking and quality inspection and testing plans. TIM has been used successfully for the management of TBM, Spray Concrete Lined and Squareworks tunnelling.
Virtual Construction Planning
Communication is one of the biggest challenges when constructing complex projects because, due to increased sensitivity of the surrounding environment or tight timescales, there will be many stakeholders. They will all require a high level of confidence in the proposed solution.
VCP uses 3D CAD tools to virtually build construction sites from basic space-proofing models to complex 4D full programme simulations of both the permanent and temporary works. This provides a clear way of demonstrating to stakeholders the impact of any proposed solutions.
Our 3D modelling team work with simple, easy to use software that allows for the rapid production of simple site sketches and layouts, without needing to wait for the Designer’s model (though when produced, the Designer’s model can be imported to improve accuracy). Our sketches provide realistic and easy to visualise layouts that both aid understanding within the project team and can be used for stakeholder communications.
We operate Synchro and can link the programme to the 3D sketch for 4D animation, and can link cost plans via Cost X for 5D visualisation.