One of the most important goals of the utilization of BIM is the physical coordination of systems between disciplines, along with efficient and proper installation in the field. The ENGworks 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.
BIM Coordination & Fabrication
Building Conflict Reporting / Clash Detection
Once the BIM Models for all disciplines are accurately created, ENGworks 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 dollars are ever spent.
Procurement and Quantity Take-Offs (QTO)
Accurate quantification of building components is a constant necessity during the design and construction phases of any project. ENGworks assists during the Procurement process by providing QTOs generated from the BIM.
4D Scheduling / Construction Sequencing
Complex site logistics and installation phasing are some of many potential applications for visualization. Graphic representations, created to understand time-based processes, helps foresee conflicts and study potential solutions. 4D adds the time factor of the construction schedule to the 3D model. We can directly link each activity of a Gantt chart (generated in project management software such as Primavera or Microsoft Project) to the BIM.
5D Cost Estimation
Conventional estimating techniques that rely on two-dimensional drawing measurements have substantial potential for ambiguity, inefficiency, and error. A three-dimensional project model removes the ambiguity and potential inconsistencies in project quantity estimations.
The fifth dimension (5D) is cost, which is brought into the virtual building life cycle.
BIM for Prefabrication and Fabrication
Preparing a building component or assembly for fabrication is a time consuming process that depends on numerous complex factors. BIM facilitates a variety of related design/construction activities, including digital fabrication and Shop drawings of building components. BIM enables digital design-to-fabrication workflows for all building disciplines.
On-Site Support/ BIM Field Coordinator
Technology has recently made the exchange of information between different locations much simpler. Coordination Meetings represent an essential process that allows teams to resolve clashes before they are identified in the field. Effective meetings can save (depending on project size) hundreds of thousands of dollars, increasing profitability to all contracting teams. These meetings can be effectively conducted using web-based collaboration tools, saving time and money for all involved. ENGworks is able to instruct team leaders in the oversight of Coordination Meetings, or use our expertise to lead the meetings outright.