The built environment changes when it’s in use. Pavements and pipes need repairing, windows break, lightbulbs need replacing, retail tenants come and go. An accurate BIM model makes this straightforward: it contains data on all the things that have gone into the build, from bricks to lightbulbs, and can alert your facilities management team. You’ll know precisely what needs doing, when and with which pieces.

And when it’s time to extend or refurbish, the first phase of the design work – understanding what’s there – has already been done. Reviewing options and agreeing a design become easy tasks.