Building Information Modelling (BIM) For the Acoustic Materials
The construction industry is constantly evolving and there are always new challenges to meet – particularly when it concerns technological innovations. One such innovation is Building Information Modelling (BIM) which has had an enormous impact on the design and construction of the building project. In terms of acoustic sound proofing, BIM is an extremely effective tool and is able to provide specifiers with targeted data sets so that they can design the right acoustic solutions for any project.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process of creating technologically enabled information systems which can then be used to construct a 3D digital model of a building – including all component parts ( called ‘objects’) of the structure including walls, flooring, ceilings and insulation. This information can be shared in real-time all to all interested parties.
BIM provides a way of working which provides contractors with the information they need about each component part of the building project – all in one place. This easily accessible and comprehensive tool documents a comprehensive array of technical details that lead to optimal solutions for a range of specifications.
How it will change the specification industry
Since 2016, the use of BIM in the construction process has been a government requirement for all centrally procured projects. As the major developer in the country, this has significant implications for the construction industry and serves as a strong incentive to those few contractors that have not embraced the technology.
BIM is able to map the acoustic performance of indoor spaces from the design stage. This means that contractors can can work together to create the right acoustic products and systems before construction has even begun. The ability to simulate how different products and building components interact with each other brings a number of benefits that help with:
- Creating products that are tailored to the structure
- Meeting building regulations and other legislative obligations
- Saving time as all information is accessible to each contractor
- Anticipating problems with the construction and designing solutions
- Saving money by ordering the correct and exact amount of materials for the project
Using BIM for your project? Hush Acoustics can help
Hush Acoustic offer a range of BIM objects designed to create optimal acoustic systems for your building project. Our BIM objects/products include…
Please contact our team who will be happy to help.
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