The objective of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is to have project personnel provide an optimized and well coordinated design. Model Coordinators should be able to systematically identify and capture 3D representations of problems for designers to resolve. Designing and coordinating in 3D offers a proactive collaboration that goes beyond just coordinating on the component level. Proper 3D coordination should allow the trades to work together to optimize entire systems and the installation process. Having confidence in the quality of the coordination and in the plan for installing building elements and equipment means that subcontractors will be able to prefabricate substantial parts of their scope of work and deliver the project more efficiently with significantly less schedule risk.

Approach

  • Provide one to two participants trained in Autodesk Autocad 3D 2010. Autodesk NavisWorks Manage 2010, and Scenario VPD Middleware.
  • Participation in Initial Set-Up, Pre-Clash Coordination, Weekly Big Room Meetings and Submission of Coordination Files.
  • Resolve all spatial conflicts through Interference Reports prior to every coordination meeting.
  • At conclusion of coordination process, provide fully annotated drawings of electrical systems in PDF format for submission to Architect/Engineer of Record for review and approval.
  • Prior to field installation, BIM participants shall educate field foremen in the final implementation of the BIM Process fully coordinated drawings.

Cherry City has vast experience in BIM methodology and is a leader in developing the processes that assist our design and construction partners in creating and delivering projects utilizing this creative and collaborative method of delivery.