The benefits of BIM

BIM workflows can provide significant benefits to both the client and project team – not least more efficient programming and better value. These include:
  • An accurate, working 3D model that provides the client with clear design intent
  • Better outcomes through collaboration
  • Transparent working
  • Enhanced performance—more cost effective and sustainable solutions
  • Reduction in information loss
  • Clash detection
  • Supply chain integration
  • Quality control
  • Building life cycle management
  • Accurate environmental performance design modelling
The benefits of BIM have provided clear evidence to support implementing it across all public sector projects by 2016 as part of the Government’s strategy; by understanding BIM and through early engagement.

4D & 5D

Alongside the 3D model, two additional dimensions—time (4D), and cost (5D) - can also be integrated within BIM workflows. On a basic level, these can lead to:
  • Faster project delivery through a more accurate project programme
  • Reduced waste
  • Easier extraction of quantities
  • Highly dedicated cost management

Level 2 BIM

We know that through BIM, Claddagh Electrical Ltd has the long term investment potential to considerably reduce contract tender values, associated costs and project programme time scales while providing our clients, partners and supply chain with a more transparent collaborative approach.
We offer a complete range of electrical services
The BIM maturity model is set out from Levels 0-3; it encompasses the ability of the construction supply chain to operate and exchange information and defines the supporting infrastructure required at each level:
The benefits of BIM have provided clear evidence to support implementing it across all public sector projects by 2016 as part of the Government’s strategy; by understanding BIM and through early engagement.

Level 0
Operating using unmanaged CAD 2D drawings through paper exchange.
Level 1
Managed CAD (2D or 3D) using a collaborative web-based application. Time and cost managed separately without integration into the existing model.
Level 2
Fully collaborative 3D BIM with all project and asset information and documentation as Electronic.
Level 3
Fully integrated BIM processes incorporating a sixth dimension—project life cycle management information.

As of 2016, the Government will require all public sector projects to be working to the equivalent of Level 2 on the maturity scale as a minimum. At Claddagh Electrical Ltd we are working to Level 2.

Training & Key Skills

We have invested time and money to ensure our teams can deliver the best in building information design, with a focus on continuous improvement of our capabilities. Our ‘BIM Champions’ have produced and implemented training programmes tailored to the needs of each departmental function within Claddagh Electrical Ltd, with capabilities including:
  • Creation of 3D Architectural and MEP models
  • Co-ordination of model information across different software platforms to inform design progression
  • Environmental & Energy Performance Analysis
  • Linking time and lifecycle cost data to BIM workflows
  • Using BIM for quantification and pricing of works
  • Using BIM for onsite co-ordination and quality control
The above skills allow us to deliver Level 2 BIM working across a range of different BIM capable software.

We work collaboratively with clients to establish the most effective ways to implement BIM at a project specific level.

BIM Lifecycle

The benefits of using Building Information Modelling are significant and apply to all stages of building development and facility management.


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Government Requirements and the BIM Maturity Model

Claddagh Electrical Ltd
Unit 3 Roman Court, Roman Road, Coventry, West Midlands  CV2 4JL

We are continually striving to improve our services by listening to our clients needs and organising our structure and labour force.

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