Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D model-based tool that facilitates more in-depth design and team coordination and a better understanding of the construction project. Our Technology Group provides advanced building scanning and point cloud BIM modeling services that improve the quality, accuracy, and performance of the building.

Our team of experts employ a combination of 3D laser scanning, virtual and augmented reality, and drone software to create point cloud data. This process results in exceptionally accurate and detailed 3D BIM models, which can be used throughout the design process.

BIM Coordination
Our projects are developed using BIM modeling to facilitate more in-depth design, coordination, and a better understanding of construction. We primarily execute our BIM operations using Autodesk® Construction Cloud, providing our project design teams with centralized access to project data, along with leading solutions such as AutoCAD®, Revit®, Navisworks®, TwinMotion® and 3DsMaxDesign® to manage the design process. We leverage these resources in tandem to execute various BIM operations:

  • 2D to 3D conversions
  • 360-degree imaging / 3D visualizations / modeling
  • Model sharing and collaboration between MEP, architecture, and structures
  • Coordination with general contractors, surveyors, and AEC firms
  • Project planning, setup, review, and file management
  • As-measured, as-built modeling
  • CAD drafting services

Reality Capture
Reality capture is the process of scanning an object, building, or site in the real world and converting that data into a highly accurate digital model. This incorporates various technologies such as 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). These digital models streamline the design process by quickly and accurately detailing existing conditions early, avoiding potential issues during construction.

Point Clouds
Point clouds are dense groups of 3D data points that digitally, and with extreme accuracy, replicate a project for design and construction. Utilizing 3D “point cloud” scanning technology, we capture complex existing conditions to create proficient and serviceable documents for existing buildings where unusual geometries or unforeseen conditions may be present. By documenting the existing conditions as a point cloud, we are noting two critical project components:

  • Accurate measurements and dimensions for every element of a building
  • The condition and lifespan of a building’s existing elements

Drones Photogrammetry
In photogrammetry, a drone or scanner captures many high-resolution photos over an area. These images overlap so the same point is visible in multiple photos and from different vantage points. Drones can scan inaccessible conditions, enabling greater understanding and attention to detail during the earliest stages of design. A terrestrial Scanner also has the added benefit of being functional in interior spaces.

Virtual Reality
Bi-directional synchronization VR software lets us see real time changes within Revit models. With our VR software and Oculus Rift technology, the end user is immersed in the virtual space before project completion. Giving the end-user a “real-life” experience of how the completed space will look and feel improves their experience.


Peter Foti, AIA

Associate | Project Architect