BDP Pattern is committed to design excellence and fostering innovation. The use of powerful computational parametric software as an integral part of achieving this and the way we design.
DATA-DRIVEN DESIGN, DELIVERY & PROCUREMENT
BDP Pattern is a BRE BIM Level 2 accredited practice and a tier 1 supplier. Our practice has adopted BIM technology since its inception, embracing the benefits of early design integration, coordination and collaboration with all members of the project team. Our projects involve close, integrated teamwork with major engineering and construction management firms across the globe.
Collaboration with clients, consultants and suppliers is central to our working methodology and allows us to work at various scales, in several sectors, and with different disciplines. The application of early 3D design and validation is to assist with coordination and facilitate clash detection – identifying critical interface issues before construction, and minimising the risks associated with the redesign and over-estimating cost.
We use the latest industry-standard software solutions – including Revit and Dynamo, Rhino and Grasshopper and Navisworks, amongst others – to develop culturally and climatically responsive architecture that inspires.
BDP Pattern is fully mobilised to work collaboratively from the office, site or home via our BIM 360 platform enabling us to provide an effective and responsive service to our clients.
At BDP Pattern, BIM is a process, not just a model. From the earliest sketches, through to simulation, specifications, construction drawings and facility management. All parts of our integrated and collaborative design process are part of a cohesive workflow that brings together the best possible minds to solve complex problems. Using BIM as a common language between the project team, BDP-Pattern leads its design teams in the production of high-quality BIM information for highly complex projects.
From the first stages of a project, BDP Pattern develops a BIM database of building spaces that becomes an essential tool for scoping out the project and establishing the brief. This database is updated on a continuously throughout the process to capture room requirements and technical data.
Using BIM, BDP Pattern quickly develops and evaluates multiple options for space planning. Adjacencies and efficiencies can be quickly tested, and Gross Floor Area (GFA) schedules are live-linked to the model geometry. This creates a highly coordinated system where all project members are sharing the same room data.
DESIGN REVIEW (CLASH DETECTION)
BIM makes coordination part of an integrated and collaborative design process that reduces clashes and prevents significant re-working.
BDP Pattern employs BIM databases as the forum to coordinate designs and express design intent across all disciplines simultaneously. Through rigorous coordination protocols, weekly design team meetings, an open culture of problem-solving, BDP Pattern leads its design teams in the early detection and solution of uncoordinated designs.
Our data-driven design workflows allow us to develop our working models with high levels of accuracy. This allows our contractor clients to build directly from them, improving reliability and reducing manufacturing cost.
To deliver our designs efficiently, on time and within budget, we bring complexity to simple assemblies. Thanks to this, we propose solutions that are fit for their environment and can adapt to the unique conditions of their locations.
From the earliest stages of our projects, BDP Pattern uses climatic and contextual data to inform sustainable designs. We use many design tools to evaluate design options and simulate building performance.
Ensuring sustainable design requires rigorous testing of multiple options. Our BIM processes combine innovative rule-based design with environmental simulation and computational fluid dynamics to optimise designs for user comfort and safety.
BDP Pattern uses BIM to bring clients into the iterative process of design. Through on-the-go 3D visualisations, we test and verify our designs continuously throughout every project.
We model all our projects in 3D from the earliest stages, creating a seamless workflow between design and visualisations. Our in-house visualisation team works side-by-side with the designers and technicians to provide constant feedback as designs develop. Our integrated workflow ensures high quality and accurate visualisations that give our clients confidence in the design.
Our in-house facilities also include a Virtual Reality studio, where we can bring our 3D models to life and allow our clients and partners to experience the buildings digitally.
PHASE PLANNING 4D
Complex projects demand sophisticated delivery for cost and schedule certainty. BDP Pattern employs fully-phased BIM data to work through the design and delivery of its projects.
On projects as complex as World Cup Stadia, there can be many operational modes and the buildings might undergo dramatic transformations over their lifetime. We embed phasing and scheduling data into our models to ensure such transformations can be quantified, scheduled, and easily understood across the design team.
COST ESTIMATION 5D
Our BIM data provides a common platform on which designers and cost consultants work together to deliver project value. Merging cost data with continuously updated geometry in the BIM environment produces accurate cost models that give clients cost certainty.
BDP Pattern employs a variety of tools within its BIM environment to assess feasibility, optimise designs for cost efficiency, establish the costs of complex projects, and reduce client risk. Through detailed modelling, we eliminate many unknowns that contractors traditionally must price for, thereby driving savings in complex tenders.
ASSET & FM 6D
In facility management, good data is essential. BDP Pattern routinely updates its BIM standards to match the industry’s most stringent requirements in this fast-changing sector in BIM delivery.
BDP Pattern works closely with its design team to ensure complete facility management information is included in the model, including specifications, warranty data, life-cycle assessments and performance requirements. We can deliver full CoBie-ready BIM data for the most complex projects.
BIM allows BDP Pattern to identify and eliminate risks early on, through coordinated design. The accuracy, scheduling and phasing of our BIM data provide cost and schedule certainty to our clients. BDP Pattern is at the forefront of integrating health and safety information into the BIM model. Risks from the Designers’ Hazard Register are given 3D representations that appear in all views and coordination models. Our bespoke-written software schedules these risks on the construction drawings, ensuring the contractors on-site have up-to-date information.