What Is BIM?
Building information modelling is a design process combining 3D modelling with analyses of space, light, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, structural reliability, traffic flow and many other factors. It allows specialists and contractors to provide discipline-specific information to a single collaborative model, leading to safer, faster and more environmentally-friendly construction.
Mid Group was one of the first UK contractors to be accredited to BIM Level 2 status, as well as being one of the first to incorporate the use of VR headset technology in the design process.
Why The Mid Group Uses Building Information Modelling
Large construction projects require design contributions from hundreds of different specialists and contractors. This can lead to lots of delays and confusion as teams work from different versions of the design, causing clashing or incomplete designs.
By maintaining a single, automatically updated project in the cloud, contractors can collaborate, view each other’s work and make changes to their own contribution all in real-time. Every change a team makes automatically updates the plan other teams are working from. This makes for a much faster, more efficient design process. As teams can work on the project at any point in its lifecycle while remaining updated on changes made by other contributors.
Communication and Visualization
While contractors and specialists will have no problem understanding and visualising design documents and plans, clients may not be able to make sense of them. BIM enables detailed 3D models to be created and updated throughout the project lifecycle. However, making it easier to present clients with detailed information and progress reports in a form they can understand.
Building Information modelling allows users to conduct environmental analyses during the early stages of a project, instead of after construction is complete. That means they can iterate their design to improve sustainability and energy efficiency throughout the planning process. This is cheaper, faster and more effective than tackling these problems at the end of a project.
Sharing a single, automatically updated model also makes it much easier to spot potential waste or water management problems with new design changes. Furthermore, reducing the time teams spend working on outdated plans.
Sahel Majali Mid Group
Sahel Majali has been an expert in the construction and contracting industry for over 30 years. And has worked with some of the most renowned companies and individuals across the UK and globally.
Majali originally began by specialising in dynamic construction, investment and development, founding Mid Contracting Jordan in 1991. Since 2015 Sahel Majali has acted as Chairman for the Mid Group, which was established in the UK and is based in London.
Sahel’s contributions to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have led to a number of honours including the Order of Independence, Grade 3 and the King Abdullah Award for Excellence.
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