An Overview of Building Information Modeling
Apollo Lighting has invested in a dedicated team to develop and maintain BIM model data showing the commitment the company has made to leading the way in the lighting industry.
When talking about BIM we like to put the emphasis on the words 'effective' and 'efficient'. The lighting industry can be known for delivering projects late and over budget, with the resulting assets often not quite working as they should. However, adopting a BIM approach can bring predictability to a project, not just around capital delivery but operation too. BIM can also help us to save both money and time by cutting out wasteful processes and making more informed decisions at the right time.
This enhanced process assists us in achieving the values that we hold close: reliability, efficiency and creative design. BIM as a process makes for better design through the use of informed decision making, which allows us to better compile and manage useful data to make better and quantifiable design that is innovative, challenging, and sustainable.
It also paves the way for innovation such as realistic model visualisation. This means it is possible to render high quality images of both the individual product and the product in situ, so you are completely sure you are happy with the look and performance of the product.
Our BIM models are created in Autodesk Revit and are compatible with multiple CAD formats, and with our professional BIM Service Team on hand, you will be given full support and advice for your projects.
We've compiled a handy How-To guide to get you started.
If you require further information about our BIM services, you can contact our BIM Service Team directly at .
As an electrical engineer for a local authority, the BIM workflow wasn't an option, and with lighting playing a large part of my working day, it was great to discover not only that Apollo Lighting were quickly moving their product range to "BIM Ready" but also they have invested in their own in-house BIM team.
Having used Apollo Lighting now for many years on numerous projects, I have found their new-look website easy to navigate and the BIM files once downloaded worked great with no modifications required — unlike so many other manufacturers.
If a BIM file is unavailable you can simply ask, and to date I have been offered both a useable workaround within an agreed timescale, or a date when the actual file will be ready for download.
With this kind of service, it really does ease the pain of BIM when looking at project lighting.