BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing all information on a project – before, during and after construction. As more and more countries begin to mandate BIM, organisations must adopt BIM to remain competitive. Parametric Monkey can aid you along your BIM journey, whether you are just starting or want to take your processes to the next level.

BIM management

BIM can be a complicated process, and it is essential you have a robust management plan. Parametric Monkey can assist in developing your BIM Execution Plan (BEP) to ensure more effective coordination, communication and collaboration. We work with the entire project team to clarify roles and responsibilities, standards to be applied, and procedures to be followed.

BIM modelling

Specific building typologies are inherently more geometrically complex than others. Parametric Monkey has extensive experience in parametrically modelling precise geometry whatever the geometric complexity. We work with your team to ensure your 3D model captures the design intent and is accurate based on the level of detail required.

BIM Coordination

BIM is a collective process that requires cohesion and alignment amongst all stakeholders. We work with your team to help achieve these goals by running coordination meetings, undertaking clash detection and producing coordination reports.

BIM analytics

BIM models can sometimes appear opaque to management unfamiliar with the software. Parametric Monkey uses digital design tools to mine data and visualise the results to gain a clear insight into the health, quality and performance of the model before they get out of control.

Facilities management

Working with the building operator at the early stages of design, we can include and maintain data necessary for use in Facilities Management (FM) or asset tracking during the building’s operation.

Dynamo Package Development

Dynamo is a node-based visual programming interface developed by Autodesk®. When used in conjunction with Revit, it has the power to generate and manipulate both geometry and data. Parametric Monkey can help automate and accelerate your workflow by developing custom tools to suit your needs.

  • BIM modelling

  • BIM modelling

  • BIM coordination

  • BIM analytics

From Our Blog...

Rethinking Revit: Our Stockholm syndrome

Over recent weeks there has been a furore surrounding Autodesk and their flagship product, Revit. An open letter to Autodesk called into question Revit’s value given escalating licencing costs with stagnant product development. Some long-term customers have even begun considering abandoning Revit altogether and switching to rival software. So how has all of this come about and what’s to take away from the situation? This article offers an alternative view on the matter, suggesting a whole rethink of our relationship with Revit altogether. The Autodesk open letter For years, Architects have complained… Read More

Unintended consequences: Why a LOD400 model is not always desirable

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has brought about significant improvement to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As this article will explore, however, is that the enforcement of specific BIM deliverables can be counterproductive and result in worse project outcomes. Specifically, the article unpacks the requirement of a fabrication-level model, known as ‘LOD400’. When challenging the fitness-for-purpose of BIM, some readers may be inclined to jump to the conclusion that if you are challenging BIM, you must be advocating CAD. This assumption is misguided. For those that know the work of Parametric… Read More

Finding North

Henry Ford once said, ‘The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.’ This article, Finding North, is a tale of how a simple oversight in understanding north can have devastating consequences. The background The story begins some 20 years ago when a recent architectural graduate was working on a multi-residential project. There was nothing particularly out of the ordinary about the project apart from its beachfront location. Yet the size and bulk of the project were sure to raise eyebrows from the local council. And sure enough, it… Read More