Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Rail

Plowman Craven’s early adoption and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM), combined with our considerable experience within the rail sector, has led to our involvement in numerous BIM associated projects, including Crossrail and Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.

The platform for any BIM project is the availability of accurate asset information and this starts with data collection. Our rail teams combine traditional surveying techniques with the latest laser scanning applications, including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), to collect 3D survey data.

Bristol- Temple Internal Scan

Key to any successful rail survey project is operation experience coupled with the technical knowledge. Plowman Craven creates and maintains BIM execution plans, alongside the standard required documents, to ensure and adhere to expected BIM and rail operation protocols.