Understanding & Experience
Franklin Ellis have fully embraced BIM and have several years experience working on ‘Level 2’ projects as
defined in PAS1192-2. The company has transitioned fully to BIM workflows and software, with a large
investment in hardware, applications and training since 2012. We have over 30 trained staff members
working in BIM, a BIM Management team, together with documented procedures and workflows.
Capability & Capacity
We model all projects from the smallest ‘lonely BIM’ scheme, to multi-million pound developments
working at Level 2. All architectural staff are BIM trained which gives us a broad capacity when
approaching new projects. We are capable of acting as Lead Designer on Level 2 projects and taking the
role of Model Manager or Information Manager as appropriate. We have our own BEP templates or can
collaborate on other formats such as the CPIx version. We are experienced in producing COBie and IFC
data on large projects.
Staff & Training
Training is paramount to successful BIM. We train using internal or external trainers as appropriate, with
frequent, often weekly, training sessions. Self-paced training and eLearning are also employed. Staff have
one-click access to our BIM wiki which documents all of our workflows and procedures. We currently have
31 architectural staff who are BIM trained.
Management & Standards
Our BIM Management Team meets monthly, to plan training and resourcing. We maintain a BIM wiki to
host our standards, procedures and workflows. Our standards are based on BS1192, PAS1192 part 2 and
the AEC (UK) BIM Technology Protocol.
Software & Platforms
Our primary design application is Autodesk Revit. For IFC federation and clash detection we use both Tekla
BIMsight and Autodesk Navisworks. For BIM-integrated specification writing we use NBS Create software.
We use Lumion software for walkthroughs and presentations, and Cinema 4D for photo-real rendering.
We have our own FTP based extranet server, and we also use Autodesk 360, 4Projects (Viewpoint) and
Architectural: modelling from Inception (Stage 0) to Handover (Stage 6), federation and coordination of
models, clash detection and reporting, point cloud commissioning and integration, publishing to a CDE in
native, PDF, IFC or COBie formats, component (family) authoring, CDM integration with BIM, assistance
with AIM/FM integration.
Information Management: CDE hosting and management, BEP authoring and project set up, including LOD
and DRM, tables, TIDP templates, hosting and chairing model meetings, BIM capability assessments,
defining and managing exchange processes.