KBE utilizes this in-house 3-D technology in trade scheduling, scope clarification, and running clash detection software (NavisWorks) for building systems as part of the coordination review process. BIM is an exceptional tool for both the client and trades, helping them to clearly understand design intent, and in turn, improve the overall project quality while minimizing changes in the field.
As well, KBE’s field construction staff are equipped with BIM 360, a field management software that integrates quality, safety, commissioning, and BIM model. Field staff using iPads are able to access and coordinate all project information –right on the spot, without having to return to the office or job site trailer.
Benefits of BIM include:
BIM’s ability to provide a fully integrated view of the design documents enables us to address potential system clashes and better address constructability issues prior to the commencement of physical construction.
Traditional 2-D drawings can be difficult to read and interpret for clients and constituents. BIM provides photo-realistic renderings to better visualize the project and enable buy-in from end-users.
3-D models can be integrated with project schedules to create simulated time lapse videos of the project (4-D models). These models illustrate how the entire preconstruction and construction process will progress from beginning to end.
Information can be extracted out of the BIM model to be used for estimating purposes, quantity and material take-off’s, and provide more accurate cost control and predictability.
BIM models can be provided to the Owner as 3-D As-Built models. These models can be loaded with operation manuals, and warranty information to be used by facility management and building operations, maintenance and future work.
KBE’s experience as a construction management firm, along with their handling of complex building techniques and systems was extremely important in the successful completion of the project.