BIM MODEL COORDINATION
The BIM Guys offer a full range of BIM management options from managing the BIM model coordination for the general contractor to model creation and shop drawings for the sub-contractors.
COORDINATION OF A BIM MODEL
A construction manager must understand the technology of construction.
A BIM model has similar requirements. Managing the development of the virtual construction model requires skills that are similar to managing the real thing. Too often, BIM production is staffed with people who understand computer technology but don’t understand how to manage the workflow
into a BIM model from multiple sources.
A project that intends to exploit the benefits of BIM needs a manager and an interdisciplinary team staffed with people from the organizations that contribute to the model. The team can integrate drawings from the AEs, subcontractors and manufacturers into a complete model and detect coordination problems with clash detection routines.
Constructability reviews trigger design adjustments.
RFIs are anticipated and should be minimal. In developing the model, questions surface before construction.
BIM allows trust to be built early, well before construction begins. There’s an opportunity to allocate model space to each subcontractor to give each of them confidence that the process will not only find clashes in their systems before they get to the field, but that the subcontractor will have the ability to model the clearances and working space needed to install their work. RFIs are anticipated and should be minimal. In developing the model, questions surface before construction.
The following four videos are an overview of the process in Navisworks.
These videos are a recap of a presentation I did for the New Orleans Revit Users Group.
This video is the first in four on the basics of Navisworks and how to use the clash detection tools. Video one covers getting around in Navisworks using the nav wheel and other tips and tricks. This video also covers some navigation tricks in Revit.
FILE TYPES AND LOADING FILES
This video is the second in four on the basics of Navisworks and how to use the clash detection tools. It also discusses the process that Navisworks uses to convert and use different file types.
This video is the third in four on the basics of Navisworks and how to use the clash detection tools. Video one covers using clash detection in Navisworks and other tips and tricks.
CORRECTING THE CLASHES AND RELOADING THE FILES
This video is the final of the four on the basics of Navisworks and how to use the clash detection tools. Video four covers correcting the problem in Revit and reloading it into Navisworks.