Construction projects are traditionally prone to errors in design using conventional methods of overlaying two-dimensional drawings. This conventional process is susceptible to project risk for all project stakeholders.
BIM is a process by which the building geometry and associated information are created and managed throughout the lifecycle of a building. Our consulting team works directly with the general contractor, design team, and trade partners to develop a virtual three dimensional (3D) model. The model can then be used for multiple purposes, whether it be for design validation, coordination of MEPF systems, shop drawing production, cost estimation, prefabrication and project scheduling planning. Using BIM and VDC, more work can be done by a streamlined team with enhanced communication and collaboration. More time can be spent resolving important design issues rather than chasing down discrepancies in the design documents. Utilizing BIM allows for better construction execution, mitigation of risk, and increased value for the client.
The benefits of utilizing a building information modeling (BIM) is that multiple project stakeholders can effectively collaborate and coordinate their scope of work through an iterative process called clash detection. By implementing virtual design & construction (VDC), the building is virtually constructed using 3D modeling software like Autodesk Revit. The conflicts that arise during the design process between the architectural, structural, and MEP elements are identified using Autodesk Navisworks.
Our experienced teams can identify these clashes between different disciplines and provide clash reports for all project stakeholders throughout the design and construction process. The BIM coordination efforts led by TITAN AEC will ensure that all design teams are collaboratively exploring solutions to resolve clashes before they are encountered at the construction site. This will eliminate waste and allow design and construction teams to implement a sustainable design for their client.