Digital designVirtual Design and Construction (VDC) is our name for the combination of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other advanced computer aided design techniques - including 3D modelling, parametric design and analysis. By using VDC Ramboll adds value at all stages of a building's life cycle.
Our approach and experience
Creating buildings that meet the needs of society today and in the future is not an easy task. Ramboll has led the way in the use of a range of advanced computer aided design techniques that can help produce these buildings. We have a unique approach to using Building information modelling (BIM) and CAD, and combining these with analysis techniques – we call this Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). This approach has benefits for the entire building project team, future users and society as a whole:
We successfully utilise our Virtual Design and Construction techniques every day. We see these as a design toolbox. The key is using the most appropriate tool in the most efficient way – ensuring that the right information gets to the right people at the right time.
Combining computer software and project organisation procedures to realise the benefits of Building Information Modelling can be challenging. We have developed a methodology to overcome the various barriers. Using this methodology we can assist any of our partners to successfully adopt BIM on a project.
Research and development
Advances in computer aided design occur all the time. We are actively researching and working in collaboration with a number of partners to develop a variety of new design tools and processes:
- 4D (time and logistics) modelling
- Linking virtual models with real buildings
- Parametric design
- Interoperation of 3D and parametric models with other disciplines (including cost management, buildings physics and infrastructure)
We welcome suggestions for other collaborations.