Together in harmony: BNG and BIM

BIM BNG harmony

Picture a duet – the chords of BNG blend seamlessly in a BIM digital symphony. They harmonise, creating sustainable, resilient spaces. It’s not just about building; it’s about leaving a landscape legacy for generations to come.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG): Enhancing Our Natural Legacy

  1. The Pre-Development Prelude: Before the first brick is laid, BNG assesses the existing ecological status of a site. It’s like checking the pulse of nature – understanding what thrives and what needs nurturing.
  2. Design Intent Crescendo: As the project takes shape, BNG harmonises with the design intentions. It’s not just about blueprints; it’s about weaving biodiversity into the very fabric of the development. Think lush green spaces, pollinator-friendly gardens, and wildlife corridors.
  3. The Grand Performance: Here’s where BNG truly shines. Post-handover, during the in-use phase, we monitor the design intent. Are the trees flourishing? Are the wetlands bustling with life? BNG ensures that our natural capital grows, not diminishes.
  4. The Encore: BNG isn’t a one-hit wonder. It’s an ongoing commitment. We measure success by achieving at least a 10% increase in biodiversity value compared to the pre-development state.

Building Information Modelling (BIM): Crafting the Symphony

BIM is more than blueprints; it’s a living, breathing model that pirouettes through the entire lifecycle of a project.
 
  1. From Inception to Handover: BIM accompanies us from the first stroke of the pen. It’s the backstage pass to the entire show – design, construction, and handover. Every detail, every beam, captured digitally and any out-of-tune clashes – detected and retuned.
  2. The In-Use Overture: BIM doesn’t exit stage left after handover. It stays, spotlighting the operational phase. Maintenance schedules, energy efficiency, occupant comfort – BIM ensures the show goes on seamlessly.
  3. The Encore (Again): BIM’s encore is Facility management. For maintenance crews, energy analysts, and even AI algorithms – they can all dance to BIM’s tune, ensuring the building’s legacy endures.

Both these trending topics are hitting the high notes on landscape design and construction agendas. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) have similar signature tunes and both have an important long-term focus on the whole lifecycle of a project to handover and beyond the build.

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