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.
Our projects are developed using BIM modeling to facilitate more in-depth design, coordination, and a better understanding of construction. We utilize BIM 360 to connect the project design team to centralized access to project data as well as Autodesk’s® industry leading solutions such as Revit®, Navisworks®, and 3DsMaxDesign® to manage the design process.
- 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
- Visual design
- CAD drafting services
- BIM Support
3D Laser Scanning and 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 and document complex existing conditions to create highly accurate solutions within and on the exterior of existing buildings, where unusual geometries or unforeseen conditions may be present.
3D Laser Scanning
Our team utilizes 3D scanning, a process of analyzing real-world objects or environments to collect data on the shape and appearance of a structure or space. The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3D models, virtual reality, augmented reality, industrial design, and improve quality control facilitating more accurate, in-depth design, coordination and a better understanding of the construction project.
Drones – Photogrammetry
In photogrammetry, a drone captures a large number of high-resolution photos over an area. These images overlap such that the same point on the ground is visible in multiple photos and from different vantage points Drone photogrammetry is used to see otherwise inaccessible conditions, enabling greater understanding and attention to detail during the earliest stages of design.
Bi-directional synchronization VR software lets us see real time changes within Revit models. This is accomplished by having VR software and Oculus Rift hardware, worn by the end user, give the feeling of being in a newly created space. Giving the end-use a “real-life” experience of how the completed space will look and feel improves their experience.