Smart BIM solutions and services for Infrastructure

Technology and support for superior project delivery

Infrastructure projects provide the permanent assets that a society needs for sustaining its economy, promoting growth, and improving lives. The efficient management of Civil Engineering Software assets is driving the need for BIM processes in design and construction. Implementing BIM for infrastructure projects requires smart design technologies, efficient processes and workflows, and collaborative data management.

With the right solutions partner, you will work faster, smarter, be more innovative, and deliver optimised projects that will enhance your reputation. Symetri already deliver technologies, services and support to many clients who need to incorporate these processes into their traditional design workflows, helping them to deliver BIM in Infrastructure.

The value we can add to Infrastructure

Project configuration, planning and mobilisation

Asset data delivery strategy and data management

Technology integration and workflows

Design productivity and efficiency gains

Project reviews and health-checks

Organisational assessments and change management

BIM and standards compliance and best practice

CDE configuration and management

Implementing BIM for Infrastructure

Implementing and using BIM methodologies on an Infrastructure project can be challenging. Multiple design technologies will be deployed on a project, and the efficient sharing of design models and data between these applications will require planning and robust workflows to be in place. The data structures required for gathering and storing information about the components, systems and assets in the project will need to be defined, created and managed, ensuring they are easily updated by the project team. Location information may include co-ordinates with different formats and references, and linear referencing such as chainage and offset. Choosing a technology partner that can guide and support you, from project planning and mobilisation through to handover will be key to your success.

Investing in early design

The National Infrastructure Commission identified that projects where investment was made in early concept design, minimised risk and improved project outcomes on both cost and quality of delivery.

Bringing digital working into the planning and concept design phases will allow you to move seamlessly through to a developed design, with the minimal amount of re-working. The use of 3D design models and digital visualisation with virtual prototypes, ensures that problems are identified early, and will help obtain buy-in from stakeholders.

The integration between design applications of Civil Engineering Software such as Civil 3D, Infraworks, Revit and 3D Studio Max, will provide the platform for building a viable offering in early stage design that can be the showcase for your business.

Collaboration breeds innovation

The best results come from effective collaboration and interdisciplinary working. This will embrace the wider project team, from client organisations and owner/operators, through to the discipline design teams and contractors, and will require partnerships that stretch well into the supply chain.

Stakeholder engagement ensures that values are aligned across the teams, and will foster the development of a joint vision for the project. Adopting appropriate technologies and methodologies will provide the support systems that will eventually help you deliver a truly collaborative environment.

Case Studies

1st Horizon - EdgeWise

The end of 3D modelling workarounds: 1st Horizon makes its geospatial survey workflows faster, with EdgeWise

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The City of Helsinki - Pioneers introducing BIM

When designing professional kitchens for the 650 professional and public kitchens in Helsinki, there was no doubt in the minds of the architects Seppo Kupari, the designer and Mikko Soininvaara, the BIM Manager from the city of Helsinki’s Public Works Department, that they had to make the transition from 2D to 3D and BIM.

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