Building Information Models (BIM) used to simply be providing a model for clash detection. However, it has developed into an estimating tool, coordination and clash detection tool, as well as advanced tool for 4-D and 5-D Modeling. We can help assist in all of your BIM needs. We provide 3-D BIM models for every project that we detail using Tekla Structures.
Models for Steel Estimating
We can provide models early in the process for you to estimate the steel package. Not only does this provide you a more accurate tonnage, but this also yields a nice looking model to use in materials for a bid presentation. Erectors can also benefit from viewing early 3D models to aid in their estimate for the project. After you're awarded the project we can utilize the estimating model to complete the steel detailing more quickly.
BIM for Multi-Discipline Coordination
BIM models are used frequently for clash detection with the various trades. Coordination of the steel framing can be crucial to ensure that the Architect receives the product that they expect and to avoid clashes with MEP components. It is much more cost effective to coordinate early instead of performing field fixes when clashes with mechanical or plumbing elements occur.
We can provide services that include high levels of BIM development including modeling joist bridging and miscellaneous steel like stairs and handrail. Clash detection coordination done by the design team and trades can help reduce field issues and provide opportunities for collaboration to reduce costs.