Digital Book of Landscapes 2022


Chaired by Jisraj Johnson and Ash Eagles

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used for creating and managing digital information during the planning, design, construction, and operations process. BIM combines multi-disciplinary data from engineers, architects, owners and contractors to produce detailed digital representations that are managed in an open cloud platform for real-time collaboration.

BIM Uses

  • Existing condition modelling
  • Design authoring
  • Coordination & Clash Detection
  • Design Reviews
  • Drawings production
  • Schedules/ Quantity takeoff
  • Visuals – Images, Flythrough
  • Cost Estimation
  • Field Information
  • Asset Management

BIM adoption Benefits

  • Improves team collaboration and workflow efficiency
  • Reduced risks through efficient coordination & clash detection
  • Cost savings on overall design and construction
  • Reduces rework by utilizing BIM Technologies
  • 3D modeling leads the way for easy visualization
  • Asset information beyond construction
Overall Benefits to Atkins Overall Benefits to our Clients
  • Improved design quality
  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased coordination
  • Reduced internal costs
  • Increased speed of delivery
  • Improved visualisation
  • Improved project efficiency
  • Competitive tender returns
  • Improved asset information
  • Improved validation
  • Improved whole life costing
  • Improved project visualisation

Why should business adopt BIM now?

  • Any engagement with the construction industry will soon only be via BIM!
  • The UK Government has mandated the requirement for all public sector projects must be designed and built using ‘Collaborative Level 2 BIM’ in 2016
  • The Digital Built Britain strategy describes the BIM Level 3 approach by 2025
  • Most of our competitors have already adopted BIM in most aspects of their businesses.