Since the beginning of humanity, our ancestors have sought ways to communicate ideas and aesthetic values in order to transmit not only knowledge, but also record our passage on the planet. “Architecture is the history written in stone,” paraphrasing the great architect Vilanova Artigas, this record has undergone many changes since Brunelleschi used orthogonal views and perspectives to convey his ideas to other builders. Palladio was one of the first architects to have a voluminous work, by making use of the transmission of this knowledge, innovative drawings, for the period, loaded with data, made it possible for the architect’s knowledge to be transmitted without his presence.

Innovation is the keyword for us. Always seeking new ways to innovate, LDA is an office that currently works with a tool known as BIM.

BIM stands for Building Information Modeling, or more precisely, Construction Information Modeling. In addition to being a tool, BIM can be described as a new 3D modeling concept that offers architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the vision and tools necessary to plan, design, build, and manage buildings in a smarter and more efficient way.

We currently work with the Revit tool, which allows us to create a more complete 2D and 3D model, providing excellence in both technical and visual aspects. We create projects with all components of the model interconnected, so any necessary changes are automatically applied to other parts of the project. Another advantage is that in the construction process developed with BIM technology, all professionals involved can simultaneously feed a model with information.


In addition to Revit, we work with the Navisworks project analysis software, which helps us analyze models and data provided by complementary designers in an integrated way, generating better control over project outcomes.

The software tools facilitate integration, analysis, and communication, helping our team in better multidisciplinary coordination and enabling conflict resolution before construction, ensuring a better project outcome.

The software provides the most complete project review solution, allowing for consistent, coordinated, and, above all, correct construction documentation. Through it, a greater agility in the workflow was possible, helping to reduce waste of time, increasing efficiency, and significantly reducing changes.


Automatic and accurate quantification is the first and main advantage when it comes to the use of information, thus being BIM. Aiming for greater quantitative and qualitative control over everything we design, we have internally developed a system to facilitate our project management and creation of quantitative tables for budgets and projects.

In this way, we ensure the accuracy of our data, ensuring that any changes to the modeled project will automatically update the budget table. We also detail the different levels of information, the LOD (level of development), which is intended to be reached and the information that parametric objects must meet according to our BIM mandate (BIM Manual) and the project’s BEP (BIM Execution Plan).

The integration between Revit and the needs of the various types of budgets was facilitated by the adoption of a classification and validation system developed by our internal team in conjunction with specialized consultants on the subject. We can currently generate tables according to our needs or requests from our clients, either by area or by material typology.

What are the advantages of using BIM technology?

The coordination of projects is one of the greatest challenges in construction. Problems arise when we combine various projects such as electrical and hydraulic projects, where pipes and conduits may obtain the same space in masonry or structural elements, generating conflicts. BIM, as a collaboration process between architects, engineers, builders, among others, increases project productivity and minimizes these interferences resulting from unforeseen events during construction.

The implementation of BIM improves coordination among the different phases of the project because all stakeholders work on the same model, allowing for real-time control of all phases of the building: conception, construction, logistics, costs, deadlines, etc. Its use requires thinking through all stages before starting them on the computer, refining their feasibility.

When designers apply the BIM methodology to a project, they input information on products and materials defined through the manufacturers’ specifications. The correct modeling of BIM containing all the specification and quantity of materials is a major factor in differentiating the project, as it provides, from the modeling development, all the project information in real-time to all involved elements and at every phase of the process.