BIM or Building Information Modelling is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. One of the key outputs of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset. This model draws on information assembled collaboratively and updated at key stages of a project. Creating a digital Building Information Model enables those who interact with the building to optimize their actions, resulting in a greater whole life value for the asset.
o Creation of 3D BIM models from LOD100 till LOD500 using Autodesk Revit Architecture, Structure and MEP
o Creating Shop drawings, Structural reinforcement drawings from BIM Models
o Creation of 3D Infrastructure models using Autodesk Civil 3D (Roads, Pipe networks, Cables, tunnels, etc.)
o Creation of Dynamo Scripts for Automated 3D Modelling in Autodesk Revit (Placing families, managing Views, etc.,)
o 3D Design Coordination such as Clash Detection among Disciplines, etc.
o 3D Animation / Walkthrough videos
o Visualization / renderings with materials
o Creating Google Earth models
Clash Detection & Coordination
BIM requires collaboration between designers. The coordination of the single models into the federated (combined) model requires close collaboration. Clash detection and the subsequent clash resolution is a key component in producing a buildable design. Each clash that is resolved during the design process eliminates the possibility of a clash staying undetected until it becomes an on-site re-work event that will have cost and potentially time implications. Undetected clashes resolved on-site may also result in unsatisfactory and uncoordinated solutions.
A clash within a model occurs when a modelled geometric element or component occupies the same space as another element or component. For example, a steel through the location of an internal door. Each individual design organization will be responsible for ensuring that their model is free of clashes. For example, components of the architectural model should not clash with any other architectural components. A WIP model should not be issued as a shared model until such clashes have been resolved .
BIM Supported Planning and Scheduling has the ability to link the individual 3D parts or assemblies with the project delivery timeline, including scheduling of resources and quantities, and modular prefabrication to assist tracking and project phasing. In addition to collaboration, 4D simulations function as communication tools to reveal potential bottlenecks.
o Creation of 4D Simulations Videos with Time lapse
o Construction Planning by linking the 3D models and project planning in a single platform
o 4D construction site logistics
o 4D progress control
o Benefits includes Communication, Site Logistics, Multiple stakeholder input, Trade Coordination, Compare Schedules and track construction progress.
Integration of design with estimating, scheduling and costing, including generation of Bills of Quantities, and derivation of productivity rates and labour costs. The calculation of quantities on the basis of objects is highly efficient as it assigns all identical objects to the appropriate item in the specifications. During the processing, elements that have already been recorded are automatically marked so that an element cannot be allocated twice by mistake within the same item and don’t need to study several Drawing. Through 3D model can understand the structure of the project easily & calculate all the Structural & Architectural accurate Quantities as well as verification method also very simple.
o Creating Bill of Quantities extracted from the 3D Models
o Creating 5D costing / Monthly BOQ generation using the BIM Models
o Creating Variation order using the BIM Models
o Creating Discipline specific Bill of Quantities
Facility Management [6D] using Integrated FM Portals. Benefits includes Streamlined maintenance, Economical renovations and retrofits, Enhanced life cycle management of Assets.
o Creating As built 3D elements with all data required for facilities management such as Asset tags, Installation details, location, etc.
Sustainable or green building construction aims to embody the principals of sustainable development i.e. environmental protection, economic development, and social development, in the siting, design, building, maintenance and occupation of buildings.
o Energy Analysis using Autodesk Green Building Studio for Buildings
o Sustainable designs to achieve higher QSAS & LEED ratings.