What is digital construction at BAM?
BAM is fully embracing digital ways of working. We are using technological innovations such as BIM, robotics, virtual and augmented reality and modular/offsite construction, to enable us to build digitally before building on site.
We adopt a whole life approach to digital, which places our client’s information requirements (employer’s and asset) at its heart. This makes certain that the right data is obtained at the right time throughout the design, construction and operations phases, enabling stakeholders to realise a number of benefits including greater efficiency, cost savings, certainty and improved performance. We have adopted the latest technologies and software to allow us to capture data on site and during asset operations.
Technologies such as virtual, mixed and augmented reality enable our project team, client and stakeholders to experience an asset before it is constructed. Using a virtual viewer, individuals are able to walk through a building and gain a better understanding of the space and how it meets requirements. We are also able to create virtual fit outs, complete with fixtures, fittings, finishes and lighting, so that clients and potential tenants can see how a floor, room or retail unit would reflect their brand experience.
The last few years, have seen a growth in the usage of robotics and 3D printing within the construction industry. These technologies offer new innovative ways of fabricating and constructing items on and off site, as well as reducing the risks involved in entering confined or small spaces and increasing the speed of repetitive tasks. BAM is exploring the use of these tools within our business.
From Concept to Reality
Digitial and Physical Construction of the Public Transport Terminal Arnhem, The Netherlands.