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4 Admiral Way, Sunderland SR3 3XW


t: 0191 5018606

m: 07867 785903


Comprehensive BIM modelling for the building services industry.

BIM 73 is a forward-thinking digital engineering studio specialising in fully coordinated BIM modelling and DfMA offsite solutions.

Working from locations across the UK, our team of highly skilled and experienced digital engineers work remotely to ensure the best available resource countrywide which compliments our office-based staff.

We recognise the potential of BIM to revolutionise the building services industry, making projects safer, cheaper, and more sustainable. Our mission is to harness this potential on behalf of our clients, using our specialist knowledge to utilise the technology to its full extent, coordinating building services & producing working drawings that maximise opportunities for offsite manufacture and tap directly into supply chains alongside the production of working drawings for installation.

By delivering a comprehensive BIM process and ‘building before we build’, we help our clients to work seamlessly across sectors both nationally and internationally and to access the supply chain readily and effectively. All our costs are outlined at tender stage, meaning there are no hidden or unforeseen costs, making the project delivery process smoother for our clients.

BIM isn’t just a specific tool or piece of software, it’s a process
Virtual modelling has long been a valuable tool in eliminating clashes and addressing buildability issues in construction projects, but it also offers so much more.

Through virtual modelling, we identify the most efficient way to deliver construction projects and recommend tailored offsite prefabrication solutions to improve productivity and sustainability, reducing costs in the process. We work in partnership with our clients to deliver a comprehensive BIM process to suit the level of outsourcing they require.


BIM Modelling

We work with some of the best digital engineers from across the UK to build virtual prototypes of building services prior to development and installation. We can support clients at any stage of the design, consultation and handover phase, depending on their needs

Whether it’s conversion of 2D drawings into 3D BIM models, production of working drawings for installation at any stage of design or the development of more complex models with DfMA prototyping, we help our clients save valuable time, money and resources by taking advantage of the efficiencies offered by BIM.

Sector Experience includes:

  • Education – ESFA School & University projects
  • Renewables
  • Energy Centres
  • Data Centres
  • MOD
  • Public Health England
  • Laboratory
  • Sports Stadia
  • Office Blocks & Commercial
  • Hotel
  • Entertainment Venues – Theatres / Concert Halls
  • Luxury Apartments & Shopping Complex
  • Package Plantrooms
  • Listed Buildings



We are leading exponents of the principles of DfMA (or Design for Manufacture and Assembly) and seek to act on behalf of our clients to find the most efficient way to deliver their building services projects.

We work with clients to gain a clear understanding of their end product – the brief, site, constraints and key drivers – and use virtual modelling to outline where offsite solutions would be most beneficial and build this into their project strategy and planning. A concept modelling service can be provided to illustrate offsite potential and installation methodology.

By using modular solutions to identify where components can be manufactured or built offsite, we help our clients to deliver projects more quickly, safely and sustainably.


BIM Level 2

As a forward-thinking UK based provider, BIM Level 2, PAS1192 and ISO 19650 protocols underpin all aspects of our professional operations in line with Government requirements on all public sector construction projects. By sharing information, BIM level 2 enables project stakeholders to collaborate across multiple disciples, ensuring a smoother and more efficient project delivery.

We are committed to working at the cutting edge of virtual modelling standards and will guide you through the process to ensure your project is delivered in line with BIM level 2 compliance.


Clash Detection

Conflict reporting and clash detection are an integral part of our BIM modelling service.

Whilst we use clash avoidance techniques during the BIM modelling process, we also undertake clash detection exercises to ensure any issues, which would traditionally be discovered later site, are resolved during the design process.

By adopting this ‘build before we build’ approach, we are able to identify where components may be occupying the same space or where access to or maintenance of equipment is restricted. Any issues which cannot be resolved are detailed in clash detection reports so they can be presented easily to the design delivery team to resolve before construction begins.


COBie Data/ Asset Tagging

COBie focuses on delivering relevant asset data from a project within the BIM model. This data helps capture important information about a project including items of plant and equipment, data sheets, maintenance information, spare parts lists, and warranties.

As a 3D BIM model is developed through the RIBA design phases, there are requirements to provide more detailed information within elements of the 3D model at each stage.

COBie deliverables are project specific and requirements are detailed in project BIM execution plans. We work alongside clients and design managers to facilitate the COBie data requirements for your BIM project.


Laser Scanning and Model Conversion

Whilst accurate plans are preferable for BIM modelling, there are some circumstances where only limited information is available.

By using the latest 3D laser scanning technology, we can gather accurate point cloud information on site in a short space of time which provides us with accurate measurements to inform the modelling process.

This information is then converted into the preferred format for our clients, which could be a 3D virtual tour, video presentation, Revit model or 2D plans. We will also share the raw point cloud data to allow our clients to utilise this however they see fit.






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