ROI on BIM?

February 15th, 2011 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Every picture tells a story, doesn’t it? Yes! but a model tells a much more engaging story, especially for Owners who are not comfortable with drawing sets.

Present your project with a 3D model, and quickly show two construction sequence alternatives based on the model, or quickly change the scope in a particular location to make your presentation resonate with the Owner.

Take your 2D drawings, locate any changes and missing drawings and generate a 2D Drawings Change Report, and then produce a 3D model for business development.  .After coordination, generate Coordination Drawing Sets.

 Subcontractors provide submittal data and equipment information to ensure accurate modeling and to mimic near-installation conditions. Expert users then generate detailed coordination drawings fully annotated with dimensions including: to column lines, to steel, elevations, etc. Break out the drawings by trade or and let the  project team review for accuracy and efficiency and then final delivery for use in the field.

To bring this 2D capability in-house, use Doc Set Manager – our solution for collating and comparing thousands of construction drawings to pinpoint where changes have occurred between the versions.

 ROI:

1. Save a staggering amount of time identifying changes (or missing sheets) in construction drawing sets.

2. A business development BIM model will help win the deal.

3. Off-site fabrication shaves weeks off the schedule and improves quality.

4. Clash analysis, to design out problems before those get to site

5. Integration between model costs and plan to support what if analysis and optimal design

6. Integrated location based planning ofr effcient scheduling and visual reporting againsr the model to highlight bottlenecks and speed up decision making.

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