delivering improved, more predictable outcomes

LSI Architects has delivered multiple BIM enabled projects to date, including the BIM Level 2 UEA Hickling House and Barton House student residences, Arthur Rank Hospice, Brent Knoll School and the multi-award winning, BIM Level 2 Crome Court student residences at the UEA.

All of our technical staff are provided with the necessary training, systems and processes required to deliver projects to BIM Level 2 and a number of our team have attended the BIM Level 2 Fundamentals Training with BRE Academy.

BIM is used throughout our design process to collaborate with other design team members in an open format, to ensure co-ordination and offer clients more certainty by reducing risks to programme, quality and cost.

The use of BIM authoring tools and processes allows the team to communicate with clients and consultants more effectively to facilitate stronger collaboration between all members of a project team and test designs and scenarios quickly.

We are able to share our modelled information in a cross-platform open format; Industry Foundation Class (IFC) using federated discipline-specific models to inform the design and aid the collaboration process. We have extensive experience in collaborating with others, utilising BIM design, review and validation software to aid coordi­nation during the design process.

communicating ideas

We explore and communicate ideas throughout the design process with full in-house visualisation capabilities integrated with our 3D modelling process.

Using the same 3D model that we use for design work, we can offer high-end, realistic imagery, designed to capture mood and tell the story of a space, animations of proposals that allow the viewer to experience the design from a range of positions and Virtual Reality tours which can give the viewer an immersive experience of scale, lighting, viewpoints and finishes of the design proposal.

More than just communicating our designs to stakeholders, we use visualisation as a design tool, guiding and informing our teams at every step of the project. As a result of this, we receive better feedback and the end product is a building that better meets the needs of the end users.