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BIM Life® from EQUANS

Much more than just a 3D digital model, the BIM (Building Information Modelling) system is a new way of working. It is more collaborative, effective and efficient, and sustainably increases the usage value of buildings and infrastructure. To guarantee support in all or part of the life cycle of structures, EQUANS Digital Solutions has created BIM Life®, an approach centred on performance, carbon neutrality and responsible progress. 

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The BIM ecosystem, a new way of working

In the same vein as automotive and aerospace, construction is now resolutely focused on digital. BIM revolutionises how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through 3D modelling. This single interface replicates objects in 3D and gives access to a collection of data. This digital ecosystem thus addresses the optimisation and performance challenges of players in industry, the service sector, cities and public authorities. With BIM, buildings and infrastructure are smarter and more effective and can evolve with their uses and environments.

BIM Life®

Therefore, to meet both the financial and environmental performance needs of clients, and to guide them through the whole life cycle of their assets, we have developed our own Building Information Modelling brand: BIM Life®. The building’s data, and that relating to user behaviour, is collected to transform the building according to the needs and expectations of these users. The usage and heritage value of the infrastructure increases in the long term.

BIM Life® brings together the following entities:

 

 

The aim is to manage a building from construction to dismantling by:

 

  • Boosting its energy performance
  • Optimising energy consumption
  • Reinventing its work and life spaces

Buildings more connected to their environment

Thought of as a kind of ecosystem, building data can be integrated into a smart building approach and also interface with CIM (City Information Modelling). The aim? To better connect buildings to their territory and work towards creation of a Smart City.

What is CIM?

CIM concerns the whole urban space: roads, urban networks (water, energy, telecommunications, lighting, sanitation, Wi-Fi), plants, rainwater management, waste management, urban furniture, buildings and more. It aims to guarantee an excellent understanding of an urban project by looking at the context of its use and the environmental context and ultimately guaranteeing successful integration into its territory.

BIM Life® and CIM, allies of the Smart City

BIM Life®, with its CIM approach, is capable of collecting, analysing and modelling the data of cities without limiting itself to information useful for building owners and tenants. This information can be viewed on the BIM digital model and can be used to bring the building into line with its environment, while ensuring user comfort.

In this way, BIM Life® is a powerful decision-making tool, connecting all the stakeholders of a project: project owner, engineer, architect, landscape designer, real estate developer, inhabitants and users.

What we offer throughout the life cycle of an asset

BIM PROGRAMMING

ORGANISING AND ENSURING THE RELIABILITY OF THE BIM/CIM PROCESS

To help project owners and real estate departments implement and monitor their BIM approach, at project or property level.

BIM & DESIGN SYNTHESIS

VIEWING AND COORDINATING BIM/CIM DEPLOYMENT

In the Design phase, BIM is a digital solution for confirming a project’s feasibility and conducting a technical study with reliable data.

BIM & IMPLEMENTATION SYNTHESIS

ENSURING AND OVERSEEING THE CONSISTENCY OF A PROJECT AS A WHOLE

Implementation BIM organises the input of all trades (architect, structural works, technical teams).

BIM MAINTENANCE/OPERATION

FACILITATING AND VISUALISING TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE STRUCTURE 

Digital replica of physical objects or systems, digital twins provide our clients with differentiating offers to better manage their assets and property and to optimise the operational performance of the maintenance teams.

Our targeted offers

ELHOM

CONNECTED OPERATOR & SITE PERFORMANCE TOOLS

Full-service Asset Information Management Solution based on scatter diagram scan & acquisition solutions

VALOBIM ®

A RESPONSE TO CARBON REDUCTION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY CHALLENGES

A reduction in the carbon impact and the quantity of waste of refurbishment and dismantling projects

AXL’AIR

AXL’AIR is a solution for improving the IAQ of buildings through optimised equipment control

HIGH-PRECISION SCAN

Creation of 3D Scans/Measurements and 3D environment control in line with your needs

BIM MODELLING

CREATION OF BIM MODELS

Using original drawings, DWGs, PDFs, scatter diagrams, etc., all the disciplines and technical lots (structural work, architectural work, All Trades) are modelled and take the form of BIM models according to the level of detail required

With more than 280 projects completed, the BIM Life® teams already support numerous players in the service sector, industry and cities and public authorities

The BIM “playground” has not yet been defined, so the possibilities are endless!
Matthieu Ferrua Director of the BIM Life Department, EQUANS France

Key figures

2.2 M
m² modeled in 2021
41
tons of carbon savings possible with ValoBIM for 2000 m²
10 %
reduction in the duration of work sites
6 %
financial gain on total design costs
115
projects won in 2020
12 %
reduction in total building life cycle costs with BIM

Key figures

2.2 M
m² modeled in 2021
41
tons of carbon savings possible with ValoBIM for 2000 m²
10 %
reduction in the duration of work sites
6 %
financial gain on total design costs
115
projects won in 2020
12 %
reduction in total building life cycle costs with BIM
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