BIM — planning for every detail in 3D.
As part of our preconstruction services, our engineering department uses the latest Tekla Structures technology to provide a 3D BIM environment. Through our BIM models, we’re able to submit drawings, run material reports, plan installation, as well as track RFIs, fabrication, and installation status. We additionally share our models to facilitate BIM coordination with other trades.
Modeling our projects in 3D allows us to verify constructability, prepare for any potential issues, coordinate more effectively, and make sure that we have the right equipment and material in place before we begin fabrication. This in turn allows us to reduce design and project scope changes, maintaining the schedule as well as the budget.
In addition to BIM models, we also use Lidar 3D laser scanner at jobsites. Laser scanning enables us to insert “point clouds” into our 3D detailing software so we can model directly on top of existing field conditions — saving time, miscommunication and accuracy as compared to traditional field measuring.