Healy Partners Architects is based in Limerick City and was established in 1989. Its early years focused on forging a reputation for good design being delivered effectively and economically to smaller projects. This approach has allowed the practice to grow in both the scale of the commissions we undertake and our studio team who work to produce innovative and effective design solutions.
We have developed considerable expertise in a wide range of building types including residential, offices, office interiors and fit out, retail, education, healthcare, leisure & tourism, religious and commercial projects for a diverse range clients, public and private, including the bio-technology, national and local government, accommodation, industrial and technology sectors.
Healy Partners Architects employs the most advanced technology in our Practice. We have invested a substantial amount in technology
since our foundation and today have a fully integrated IT Platform from which all our staff operate. The Practice have recently upgraded all
CAD Workstations to AutoCAD BIM/Revit 2014 with selected projects currently being advanced on that platform. We have also upgraded
all computers to Windows 365 and Office 365, hence our general software will always be the latest versions.
We have an in-house print capability for all our design needs from A0 to A4. Providing support to our technology structure, we employ an IT consultancy along with a part time-assistant. In addition, we have service contracts with all equipment providers and structured programmes towards service, replacement, virus check and data protection.
In addition to architectural services we also offer Project Management, Assigned Certifier, Interior Design, Fire Safety & DAC Consultancy, PSDP & BER services. Our work is based upon a commitment to achieving design excellence and delivery on budget, programme, standards and architectural quality. We work to establish a strong collaboration with our clients and design team members. As a result it works to create specific building designs that are intimately connected to their context and function.
The location of the practice in Limerick City, along the western seaboard of Ireland, ensures that our range of projects are of varying scale and complexity with dramatically different contexts from building within the control of an established urban environment to the remoteness and exposure of the Burren in Co. Clare.
BIM (BUSINESS INFORMATION MODELLING)
BIM model and images developed by Healy Partners Architects for City East - Phase 3
What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?
There are many definitions of Building Information Modelling (BIM), but it is simply the means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model. Modelling an asset in digital form enables those who interact with the building to optimize their actions, resulting in a greater whole life value for the asset.
How can BIM help you?
BIM brings together all of the information about every component of a building, in one place. It makes it possible for anyone to access that information for any purpose, e.g. to integrate different aspects of the design more effectively. In this way, the risk of mistakes or discrepancies is reduced, and abortive costs minimized. BIM data can be used to illustrate the entire building life-cycle, from cradle to cradle, from inception and design to demolition and materials reuse. Spaces, systems, products and sequences can be shown in relative scale to each other and, in turn, relative to the entire project. And by signalling conflict detection BIM prevents errors creeping in at the various stages of development/ construction.
The future of BIM
The future of the construction industry is digital, and BIM is the future of design and long term facility management; it is government led and driven by technology and clear processes; and it is implementing change across all industries. As hardware, software and cloud applications herald greater capability to handle increasing amounts of raw data and information, use of BIM will become even more pronounced than it is in current projects.