This year, IDEC started its first construction project using BIM. A 48,000m² platform to disseminate and distribute pharmaceutical products for OCP in La Baule (Loiret department – 45).
Before going further, it would be smart to clarify what BIM is, because it is often talked about today in our professions, but few know what it really is.
BIM is not limited to the use of 3D modeling software (like REVIT or ARCHICAD). It is necessary to distinguish between the digital model, which is simply the 3D-modeling of the building, and BIM (Building Information Modeling), which integrates an informative dimension with this model. The informative digital model allows the building operator to fine-tune his maintenance.
This 3D modeling combined with immersive virtual reality, made possible by the software program REVIT and a pair of VR glasses, is an excellent decision-making aid for the client. The latter is thus immersed in his project and can visualize the volumetry and spaces much better than on a simple 2D plan. The feedback we have received shows how effective this technology is.
IDEC also uses its digital model as well as those created by its partner companies to create a synthesis report of all the technical batches. This coordination allows IDEC to anticipate decisions and potential conflicts between the different technical batches, to the benefit of construction deadlines.