During the course of any project, it is always sound thinking to verify the consistency of the information contained within a Building Information Model (BIM). Failure to audit the BIM will undoubtedly result in the output data being unreliable and producing false reports.
To obtain trustworthy outputs from BIMs (whether it is Construction Documents, Constructability Analysis, 3D Coordination, Bills of Materials, 4D Construction Sequencing, 5D Cost Estimations, or 6D Facility Management), these models must be constructed while respecting certain practices, standards, and Levels of Development (LOD) that serve such specific purposes. It often makes good sense to have an outside party validate any and all BIMs that have been developed at key points throughout a project.
With the vast experience that ENGworks holds (in relation to creating and validating BIMs), we can review designs to ensure that the proper level of detail, naming standards, and other design methods are properly documented. ENGworks can serve as that neutral, outside party to perform BIM validation. Further, our BIM validation will also serve to coach a design team on the improved use of the BIM software.