Today's construction industry is facing a true paradox. Project owners are being asked to construct buildings that are increasingly complex and with higher performance levels. The apartment block, factory, warehouse, hospital, school or stadium of the future must be "smart", digital and fully connected. Yet, it must also be practical, completely safe, environmentally friendly, or even self-sufficient in terms of energy. Though, in the construction industry, traditional tools such as 2D drawings and hard copies are still widely used.
However, there is a very efficient tool, BIM (Building Information Modelling), which can optimise building design, modelling, construction, operation and upgrades. This high-performance tool is operational throughout the life cycle of your building, and will provide you a digital avatar, updated in real time. The avatar, which is based on the 3D model of the building, will be the tool that assists you for all the engineering processes. The use of a digitalised baseline is a true paradigm shift. Project owners now have a simulation tool they can use to anticipate their operational requirements, offering precious decision-making assistance.
Assystem is one of the pioneers that has made inventive use of BIM part of its daily work. Our approach is based on a BIM model and a BIM protocol. Data is centralised and shared in a single collaborative work tool.
Assystem uses the BIM approach throughout the life cycle of infrastructures:
The initial 3D model may be supplemented by scheduling (4D), construction costs (5D), sustainable development (6D) and building life cycle (7D) models.
In particular, in the demanding field of nuclear construction and reactor life cycles, characterised by very high levels of safety and security required.
Especially in the construction of infrastructures: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & control, information systems, civil engineering etc.
Industry expertise in sectors such as energy, nuclear, health, life sciences, transport etc.
Management of complex projects with stringent safety requirements and regulatory restrictions
Configurable exports (bills of materials, deliverables etc.), quantitative exports (e.g. duct lengths, costs etc.)
Existing structures, based on existing reference documents or scans