Sayfa systems BIM strategy statement
Sayfa systems uk ltd aim to participate fully in the development and use of bim technology, so that the benefits in terms of building design, construction and maintenance, will be fully realised.
Our current position is that our range of products to be integrated into a building’s design and use for safe access and maintenance are currently all available, from our website, www.sayfasystems.com , as BIM models in a Revit format. The range consists of Aviator and Payload which cover fall restraint and fall arrest as well as abseil and safe access solutions. We are constantly adding more models and will continue to add more detail to these models. This will be ongoing. At this stage we are at BIM level 2. The industry aspires to BIM level 3, which is integrated collaborative working and Sayfa Systems is working towards this goal.
HOW WE CONFORM TO BIM LEVEL 2
To achieve BIM level 2 you must put a strategy in place which includes.
- Define requirements for information exchange between participants
- Define requirements for use of outputs during project
- Define requirements for post-completion use of outputs
With the creation of intelligent models of our product line for utilization by architects and specifiers, SayfaSystems are enabling correct implementation at the design stage giving increased control. This leads to a collaborative partnership between manufacturer, architect and building facilities management.
We can assist you to fulfil your role in BIM to have a coordinated project by incorporating Information control, exchange and production as outlined in the British standards.
- BS 1192:2007, Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Code of practice
- PAS 1192 2, Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling
- PAS 1192 3, Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling
- BS 1192-4:2014, Collaborative production of information- Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie – Code of practice LEVEL 2 BIM IS DISTINGUISHED BY COLLABORATIVE WORKING – ALL PARTIES USE THEIR OWN 3D CAD MODELS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY WORKING ON A SINGLE, SHARED MODEL.
The collaboration comes in the form of how the information is exchanged between different parties – and is the crucial aspect of this level. Design information is shared through a common file format, which enables any organisation to be able to combine that data with their own in order to make a federated BIM model, and to carry out interrogative checks on it.
Hence any CAD software that each party used must be capable of exporting to one of the common file formats such as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange). This is the method of working that has been set as a minimum target by the UK government for all work on public-sector work, by 2016. (NBS, 2014)