Modelling / Virtual
OSL Global provides rail signalling and multidisciplinary engineering, technical
and project delivery support to clients in the UK and internationally.
With extensive experience in a broad range of services and solutions, OSL
pride themselves on being the delivery partner of choice for a large number
of organisations across the sectors in which they operate.
BIMevoke, part of the OSL group, are a specialist
Digital Engineering consultancy that are capable
of delivering 3D design and Building Information
Modelling to clients.
The pairing allows for new build detail design and
integration into the rail industry with processes
such as DEA (Digitising of Existing Assets),
which provides data rich models for improved
asset lifecycle management through our bespoke
software navigation package. OSL and BIMevoke
aim to introduce a transformational change to
how infrastructure projects are delivered.
With a range of 3D and BIM services, we work as
direct consultants, assessing traditional workflows
and implementing BIM in accordance with BS1192
and PAS 1192 standards. We can offer expertise
in the creation of Augmented Reality applications
for industry, bringing detailed 2D drawings to life
to enhance the design and delivery process and
can also provide in-house training programmes
ranging from 3D fundamentals through to
advanced BIM courses. The training can take
place in the client’s offices, if preferred.
To establish and deliver BIM technologies and
processes to the Rail industry, improving client
workflows by working hand in hand to develop
smarter; more efficient ways of working through
the life cycle of projects. To ensure safer, more
efficient operation and maintenance of facilities
with improved data integrity and access.
OSL are also an approved IRSE Assessing Agency
with a dedicatedTraining Academy as part of a long-
term plan to tackle industry competence shortages.
Let us help you instil BIM within your business,
our specific services include:
• 3D & BIM Consultation;
• BIM Software Training;
• 3D Product Modelling;
• iPipe – intelligent pipe spec;
• 3D Architectural Modelling;
• 3D Plant Design;
• BIM for Construction & Commissioning;
• 3D Augmented Reality / Virtual Construction;
• Site BIM via Mobile Technologies;
• 3D Laser Scanning;
• DEA (Digitising of Existing Assets);
• 3D Interactive O&M Manuals;
• Energy Modelling and Analysis.
With over 15 years direct industry experience and a varied client database, the
team work on small, medium and large construction and engineering projects
in the UK.
The team consists of highly knowledgeable and experienced multidisciplinary
designers from all fields of industry such as Rail, Water and Wastewater
Treatment, Petrochemical and Nuclear. BIMevoke has gained multiple 3D
Design and Engineering awards for clients both in the UK and internationally.
what makes us different
Specialist areas have been developed to challenge
work processes and to improve the integration of
BIM throughout the life cycle of a project.
We also look to share this knowledge with training.
The following areas are of particular note:
There are many uses for AR in engineering and industrial design, where
designers can create visualisations of machines and components, or provide
directions on operation and maintenance.
Imagine seeing a two dimensional drawing of your product, plant or building,
then it spring into life with a 3D model that provides you with the ability to
view it from any angle, to zoom in and scrutinise the smallest detail, or to
explode the virtual model and reveal its constituent parts or levels.
Augmented Reality has numerous applications
from design reviews through to operation and
maintenance in the field. Engineers making on site
repairs to equipment can see superimposed 3D
imagery using their smart device.
The procedure might highlight an image of the
tool that they need, the app can illustrate the
exact motion the engineer needs to undertake to
perform the task at hand.The augmented reality
system can label all the important parts.
Complex procedural repairs can be broken down
into a series of simple steps. Simulations can be
used to train technicians, which can significantly
reduce training expenses.
We are specialists in the creation of Augmented
Reality Applications for industry, enhancing the
design and delivery process. Demonstrations can
be given in person or with easy to follow links.
Our typical DEA projects consist of the following:
• All asset data accessed via SQL database;
• Database configured to tie in to clients own
asset management systems;
• Physical server supplied to client for large projects;
• Latest laser scan technology used to map
photographs to high res point cloud;
• Full point cloud scans supplied to client;
• Scans can be accessed over the internet via
Webshare, or via stand alone memory stick;
• Data rich 3D BIM models of maintainable Assets.
BIMevoke employ the very latest in scanning
technology hardware and software to provide a fully
immersive BIM experience that is technically useful
and highly accurate, be it for potential or existing
infrastructure, that will assist in the design for future
infrastructure and continued maintenance.
BIMevoke uses standard tripod mounted, drone
mounted and person backpack mounted Lidar laser
scanning (ground penetration and surface) and
HDR camera equipment to assist in the capturing
of 3D spatial data that can be exported to CAD
to enable initial 3D Model build and assist in the
early start on the outline design. All of the above
equipment as standard provides GPS location data.
Using packages such as Microstation and Autodesk
CAD tools, along with enhancement software
packages such as BIM 360 Field and Sceneworks,
our team are able to build a virtual world in an
instant, enabling real-time defects and document
management at local or remote levels without the
end user requiring specialist software.
Virtual Site Visit –
reduced cost, increased safety
By creating a ‘virtual site visit’ we have been able to reduce the number of
physical site visits for multi-discipline design and engineering teams and also
the number of repeat inspections. Additionally, any type of document can be
linked to any pixel in any part of the site, allowing it to serve as a one-stop
document base for all project information.
This enables effective collaboration for project
workflow between the various discipline sectors,
as every group will be able to access the data
from other disciplines as they ‘walk’ through the
virtual site. The application can also be used
across the web and/or internal networks.
A major benefit of our service is the health and
safety application of using it in locations to reduce
staff visits. As the information captured by the
camera is so easy to use and interpret, we are able
to massively reduce the personnel needed to visit
site and the number of times we need to visit.
Site measurements can be verified from the
image capture feature, by individuals of all
technical ability, typically those who would use
Google or Microsoft standard systems. Similarly,
additional elements such as tree height; nearby
locations and time of day lighting conditions can
all be captured and taken into consideration.
The other major advantages of this system is that
it is highly visual, meaning that all disciplines can
‘hang’ their data from the visual front end of the
site. Overall, the camera is a great communication
tool and a vital implement in improving overall
Building Information Modelling is not just about ‘Buildings’.
Managing a defined infrastructure asset in a digital format enables those who
interact with the model to optimise their actions, resulting in a greater whole
life value for the asset.
BIM utilises visual, engineering and technical data by building a full picture
to assist in the delivery of a multi-discipline cross platform. This ultimately
enables the end user (typically the operator or maintainer) to have the most
accurate information to hand, so as best to tackle the issue presented.
OSL and BIMevoke are at the forefront of technical research and development
in this field, where by we are currently developing a smart system to assist in
maintenance testing. Contact us now to find out more.
NOT JUST ABOUT
Flexible training to suit you.
2D to BIM transition training;
• Basic 3D Modelling
• Advanced 3D Modelling
• Introduction to BIM
• Advanced BIM training:
(intelligent modelling packages)
• Pilot project, with on-going mentoring
• All discipline, project staff BIM orientation training
• Evening courses available at our office in Warrington.
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