One of the most important goals of the utilization of BIM is the physical co-ordination of systems between disciplines, along with efficient and proper installation in the field. The V+S Design Partners BIM Coordination process involves Clash Detection reports, Constructability reviews, virtual and/or personal Coordination meetings with architects, engineers, consultants, construction manager(s) and sub-contractors.
V+S Design Partners is fully capable of organizing and running the Coordination phase of a construction project. We already have led modeling and coordination efforts on several projects. Individual project schedules, Gantt charts, email alerts, documentation hosting, RFI logs, and project specific group contact lists are all smoothly integrated into one easy to use, easy to access site.
In order to further assist, we can assign one or more of our BIM professionals to your design team for the duration of your project. Our BIM professionals will help in your office or in the field, while the rest of the team at V+S Design Partners guides you from our offices.
Building Conflict Reporting / Clash Detection
Once the BIM Models for all disciplines are accurately created, V+S Design Partners performs Clash Detection and generates customized Building Conflict Reports (BCR). Our staff works together with architects, engineers, general contractors, and various trades to detect and resolve the design conflicts among construction elements before construction costs are ever spent.
The coordination meetings are run, and BCRs are produced, using Autodesk Navisworks Manage Software. This software is the industry standard for precise collision detection and clash reports. Multiple CAD and/or BIM platforms can be imported into a single file, stripping down the base geometry to keep the file lightweight. We upload each BCR by trade for all parties to see, then document the issues and update the project schedules. We also supply hardware and software where a turnkey solution is necessary
For contractors, the “low hanging fruit” for return on investment include:
- Improving construction costs by identifying and correcting clashes before the construction team is onsite.
- Increasing the chances of winning a project bid by showing thoughtful design approaches using the visualization techniques inherent in BIM-based renderings.
- Reducing the number of change orders, which reduces administrative expenses and processing time during construction.
- Allowing more fabrication to happen off-site, greatly improving your management activities.