BIM : Building information modeling

Digital technology brings more and more efficient solutions in the implementation of a building. Among these solutions, BIM stands out for the many possibilities it offers. The Building Information Modeling that is translated by Building Information Modeling offers new perspectives to architects or contractors who choose to use it. Through the creation of numerical models, it simplifies the implementation of a construction site. At Rocland, we realized the importance of such technology. We explain what are the advantages of BIM objects, especially in the creation of a concrete floor or a floor covering. Follow us !

BIM : What it is ?

Giving a definition of BIM is often complicated. Building Data Modeling is, above all, the combination of a working method and a 3D parametric numerical model. What does that mean ? Intelligent and structured data is added and shared among the various contractors working on the site and allows the modeling of a scalable and reliable model that will be a representation of the building throughout his life.

Much more than a software or a digital technology, it is thus a question of defining who will intervene, how and when, at each stage of the construction site but also of the life of the building. These decisions are made, looking carefully at the results obtained thanks to the different virtual 3D models integrated into the digital model.

Everything can be analyzed directly on the model if you have the right BIM objects. In this way, we simplify the collaboration between all the teams brought to work on the site and we can work without risk from day to day. This is a new way of looking at a construction site from A to Z.

What should be ? An application called BIM is necessary if you want to scan a model to which you can insert parametric objects and make them evolve. If you do not use it, you will have to stick to a similar technology but that will remain dependent on the paper (paper plan etc.). It would be a shame when we know the advantages brought by the use of a 3D model created by Building Information Modeling.

BIM object, concrete pavement and flooring

What is a BIM object? It is simply the digitization of a product whatever it is. Manufacturers quickly realized the value of providing their customers with models of what they sell to them.

The customer has the opportunity to see what will give the product in its interior. Whether it’s an armchair, a concrete pavement, a floor covering, there are now a multitude of BIM objects that allow you to choose and decide on the aspect that will take the building without the risk of being wrong.

All these objects contain the various parameters necessary for their insertion in the digital model. Architects, builders and even the individual can get a clear idea of ​​what the concrete pavement they have chosen will look like. When you know the wide range of products that a company like Rocland offers, you begin to understand the real value of such a process.

Concrete pavements require complex implementation and special maintenance. Thanks to the digital data that Rocland provides to its customers in the form of BIM objects, architects, contractors and contractors who choose to work with them can easily access a whole set of comprehensive data that can facilitate the creation and maintenance of their future flooring.

Another construction site organization

A new organization of the building site is born thanks to this digital technology. The different trades involved in the construction site work together, and no longer separately, on the site.

All their interventions are validated and planned upstream. Conflicts are settled even before they appear. List the components, evaluate the energy profile of a building, decide the best flooring, depending on the constraints that will be applied to it, everything becomes easier with the digital model.

The benefits of using Building Information Modeling technology are numerous. Let’s take stock!

The benefits of using Building Information Modeling

The first advantage of using BIM is that, thanks to it, the analyzes are done very early. The same is true for controls and visualizations. The design is ultimately of better quality and most of the problems are avoided even before the construction site is implemented.

The second is that all the trades involved will be able to work more easily. Either they all collaborate on the same model or they exchange data. Communication is easier, interventions are better planned.

That’s not all. The digital model, enriched daily with new data, is a faithful reflection of the implementation. Less delay, less costs and more, the different analyzes that allows the technology of Building Data Modeling avoid many changes and therefore an inevitable additional cost of the site.

For the architect, he can easily, thanks to the data provided in the database, make new plans, adapt and make changes quickly so as to offer the client the clearest and most accurate vision possible of the building he is building. offers, in the smallest detail.

In short, BIM technology makes it possible to develop a site more quickly, to plan the various interventions of the various trades, to anticipate problems, to avoid the additional costs. Building energy, respect for standards, structures, budget: everything is united in one plane in 3D. A real bargain!

Rocland and the Building Information Modeling

At Rocland, we are experts in concrete paving and flooring in a broader way. We offer a wide range of products that allow us to ensure you a perfect floor from its creation until its use and maintenance.

Well aware of the digital shift that is taking our job, we are committed to participating in this revolution. For this reason, we enrich the databases of BIM objects with our own products.

So all those who wish to work with us, architects, contractors, contractors have at their disposal comprehensive data models that allow them to visualize what they can achieve using our products. In this way, they see the best product combinations, depending on their constraints and can even consider the type of maintenance that will best suit their flooring.

We have the same concern for quality, in the creation of these digital models, that we implement in the design of our products. For us, to satisfy you from the conception of your project is essential.

A true innovation that goes beyond digital, BIM technology becomes a true ally in the implementation of a building site. Thanks to it, architects, contractors and project managers can combine their efforts and communicate more easily so that the site is more efficient and less expensive. It avoids many problems thanks to a thorough analysis of all elements of the site. This analysis is enabled by the many 3D parametric models that can be included in a BIM digital model. This same data makes it possible to choose efficiently the products that you can use jointly and which offer to your pavements in concrete, a service life as long as possible. All the constraints that you can impose on your floors are also taken into account and thanks to the model, you can even define which cleaning products are best adapted to your floors. Rocland, whose expertise in the field of concrete slabs, is no longer to prove, is actively involved in the implementation of this technology in the building world. The company makes available to those who wish, the BIM objects of its products. For the rest, it’s up to you! If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact us.