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.
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.
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:
- SXD Groupe
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
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).
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
CONNECTED OPERATOR & SITE PERFORMANCE TOOLS
Full-service Asset Information Management Solution based on scatter diagram scan & acquisition solutions
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 is a solution for improving the IAQ of buildings through optimised equipment control
Creation of 3D Scans/Measurements and 3D environment control in line with your needs
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!