Building Information Modelling (BIM) models and manages information as well as graphics for sharing information through construction and the whole building lifecycle, eliminating the need to re-enter data, and avoiding data loss, miscommunication, and translation errors. In short it is integrated CAD, plus data. (

The problem of achieving an integrated design team is that independent consultants tend to use non compatible CAD software or software that cannot be integrated into a single model.

Autodesk Revit is a powerful 3D design package that provides CAD software suitable for Architects, Building Surveyors, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Structural Engineers, and Quantity Surveyors.

Using the appropriate REVIT software enables a single model to be produced which all members of the design team use to provide their information in the build up to construction stage.

Peter Napier and Co has adopted Revit as its selected Building Information Modelling System (BIM) solution. Revit is the BIM that is being adopted by the majority of UK industry parties such as architects, consultants, contractors and clients and has been widely adopted across the world.

Advantages of BIM

Revit BIM model

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Government Construction Strategy March 2011

From 2016 all government projects will have to be done to Level 2 BIM

BIM. Building Information Modelling.