Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Virtual Reality (VR)


At Life3A, we are developing a “One Model – Many Uses” concept regarding how we use Building Information Modelling (BIM) and implementing this on all our Design Projects.

This is an end-to-end solution which means we introduce BIM from feasibility through to the asset management stages of a project.  We offer this to all our clients with the benefit of streamlining workflows, driving efficiencies and ensuring that intelligent 3D modelling is always available.

 We strive to lead the wider design team by fostering a collaborative working culture, using BIM for driving quality, value and meeting complex programmes. 

We are experts in developing Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) and BIM execution plans for our clients as an additional service. 

Our BIM managers attend international conferences and industry seminars to stay at the forefront of knowledge and support our ability to apply this to the Later Living sector. 

We work exclusively in Revit which links into other software such as Enscape and TwinMotion for real-time and virtual reality rendering. We use QR codes as standard and host platforms which enable our clients to walk through live models at any time.


Life3A is at the forefront of design in the implementation of current visualisation technologies; employing leading edge virtual reality techniques during the design process for architectural, interior design + engineering services projects. 

Life3A virtual reality solutions provide for a virtual experience of the built environment. Our in-house VR suite provides the opportunity to experience how spaces feel to walk around in, enabling clients and the wider design team the ability to interact with their projects through an immersive experience. Through this offering, our clients benefit through an understanding of the design as it develops and the confidence to move into the other phases of the project. 

1) Placing the client + design team in the design 

Virtually placing yourself in the design can greatly assist your understanding of it. You can collaborate and make an assessment through: 

  • Natural light analysis
  • Live measurement
  • Accessibility 
  • Approvals 

2) Construction + cost benefits 

Assessing a design in virtual reality effectively highlights, early on in the process, potential issues that may arise such as: 

  • Clash detection
  • Height clearances
  • Coordination and space proofing
  • Issue tracking

3) Marketing

VR environments can greatly benefit the end user sales process providing the ability for sales teams to engage with buyers much earlier in the process, and potentially prior to any site marketing suite or show apartment being constructed. 

For more information

Devan Mistry

BIM Manager, Architect

Contact Devan Mistry