BIM has revolutionised the construction industry and we want our clients to tap into these benefits of BIM:
- Better communication and collaboration among design and construction teams
- Improve participation of client in the design process
- Better and quicker value engineering
- Identifying and resolving coordination problems before going to construction
- Reduced construction cost
- Improved coordination and clash detection
- As-built BIM model for more efficient asset and maintenance management
Design teams works in a fragmented manner, even though they are using BIM, and client do not reap the benefits that BIM should bring to a project. Our BIM management and coordination services are very comprehensive and aims at helping our clients lower down their construction costs and improve quality on site.
We can manage the BIM design and coordination process, BIM shop models production by contractors and prepare as-built BIM models which are ready for computerised asset and maintenance management.
Cloud Collaboration with teams across various locations locally and internationally with CDE
We work with a couple of CDE which we have carefully selected for our clients, based on their budget. These can:
- Securely co-author Revit models in real time
- Allow all stakeholders to review design development from any device without the need to have a BIM software
- Allow client to fully view, and participate in the design process, design progress and comment on through any device
- Reduce rework with trackable activity
- Visualise design changes to help streamline decision-making and lines of approval
- Identify and resolve design clashes, conflicts and missing information whch can be very costly down the line
While 3D BIM Models provide an edge over traditional 2D drawings for conveying design intentions, virtual reality (VR) technology leads to a better communication for key stakeholders, based on greater design visualizations and contributing to a better understanding of the project.
Several of our client are using Virtual and Augmented reality to test the design before going to construction. Our VR lab help Clients see what their project will look like, by providing real size walkthrough experience , which means clearer expectations of the project and less scope change during construction, which is very costly.
We use augmented reality on site to help contractors build complex installations more accurately, reducing installation time and waste. The overall result is reduced construction cost.
BIM also assists in better documentation of the project. By having accurate data about all aspects of the project pre-build, such as materials, means less time fixing inaccuracies.
BIM is a 3D tool which makes it possible to visualise and understand the project before it is goes to construction. This can help clients in addressing noncompliance early and avoiding reworks during construction, which is more costly. It is an established fact that changes during construction cost much more than at design stage. It is also possible to detect clashes and coordination problems before construction starts. BIM allows automated clash detection which eliminates the need for future rework, last-minute changes and unforeseen issues, especially with MEP. Exact quantities can be extracted from a BIM model eliminating any risk of under or over measurement. This can avoid claims from contractors. It also generates competitive bids as all items are properly measured. Bills of quantities can be automatically generated, reducing time to go to tender.
Improved Collaboration and Communication
Our cloud based BIM CDE solutions allow team members and other stakeholders to share project models, coordinate design, exchange insight and collaborate seamlessly in real time. Client can also participate in this process, comment on design progress, check compliance with brief and approve with more ease and confidence. All this without the need to have a BIM software. Being cloud based, the models can be viewed from anywhere.
IMPROVED COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION = BETTER DESIGN = BETTER BUILDINGS
With BIM design, calculations, simulations, drafting and documentation can all happen on the same platform and at the same time. This means shorter design period and quicker start of the project.
One of the major benefits of BIM is that it improves construction site safety. The software carries out automated safety evaluations and visual risk analysis. These allow it to identify and alert to potential hazards before they grow into real problems. That helps minimize health and safety risks as well as improves site planning and logistics throughout the project lifecycle.
BIM coupled with our CDE, allow architects, engineers and Contractors to collaborate closely through all stages of the project. When a project is in the design phase, BIM can decrease the number of errors that occur as a result of the traditional documentation on the design. There may then be fewer mistakes on the construction site. The increased reliability of a coordinated model leads directly to greater building quality. Contractor also can incorporate exact shop fabrication detail from specialist suppliers in the model and test for buildability in a virtual 3D prototype. All these results in better work quality.
Increased Use of Prefabrication
BIM software can generate databases and production drawings for manufacturing purposes, thereby allowing for the increased use of modular construction technology and prefabrication. The creation of designs in a controlled environment helps reduce waste, boost efficiency, improve quality and reduce material and labor costs, resulting in lower construction costs.
Better Operations, Maintenance and Asset Management after Handing Over
Our BIM for Facilities Management services ensures that the BIM model is upgraded to an LOD 500 at handing over and ready for integration to your maintenance management software. We have developed a solution for efficiently managing all assets and maintenance planning from the as built BIM model directly, without the need for bulky and complex documentation. Our 3D interactive building user guide is a unique solution available to facilities managers today.