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BIM | Building Information Modeling

BIM Capabilities:
We utilize three-dimensional building information modeling (BIM) programs early in the design process to enable greater pre-visualization of conceptual design elements and spatial relationships. With BIM, all members of a design team—including architects, MEP/FP engineers, structural engineers, civil engineers, cost estimators, and contractors—speak the samelanguage with a single model to which each discipline contributes their specific knowledge. Each three-dimensional model contains essential data regarding not only the building’s design, but also that of the building’s performance capabilities, logistics, and constructibility. We have found that combining the BIM programs Autodesk Revit and Navisworks in the construction documents phase helps us identify and correct potential problems among the different design and engineering disciplines early on, creating more coordinated documents and a smoother construction process. As contractors continue to shift toward practices rooted entirely in BIM, our ability to provide a quality model is a valuable tool to help our clients save time and money. BIM is the next generation in documentation for architects. As such, we want to make sure we maximize the software’s capabilities in order to deliver the highest quality documents to our clients. Our BIM Quality Assurance Team comprises architects with extensive technical experience. It dedicates significant time and measures to instating and reviewing our BIM standards, as well as leading continuing professional development for the office.

BIM Deliverables:

3D Modeling Architectural, Structural, MEP (LOD 100 to LOD 500)

Extraction of Modeled Quantities from the BIM Model

Extraction of shop diagram from the BIM Model

Coordination and Clash Detection

Construction Simulation

Walkthrough and Rendered images

Clash Resolution

As Built Model for facility management

3D Modeling – Digital model for Easy Reviewing of the project:

To appreciate the key features and value introduced by building information modelling (BIM), it is helpful to look back at the history of design communication and how building modelling has been used in that process. Prior to the Renaissance, building designs were documented and communicated using physical models. These models provided a physical representation of the proposed design that everyone could easily see from many perspectives. To construct a physical model, design features had to be fully understood and resolved in 3D, so the model served many purposes—as a design tool, as a building plan, and as a record of the design.

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