Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.): Duct shop drawings are
developed in 3D with additional metadata associated with each item, such
as: Duct material, gauge, top and bottom elevation, pressure class,
service (R/A, S/A, O/A, etc), associated AHU or equipment, end
connectors, stiffeners, and more.
We are able to take this information straight from the cad file and
go right to production. Once the shop drawings are approved, the cad
data is sent straight to fabrication. Turnaround time is reduced to near
zero (there's still a couple of buttons to push...)
Extra effort is put into coordination with other trades. This is
often accomplished through on-site, face-to-face meetings with all
parties, or remotely, via electronic file transfers of each trades cad
Electronic file sharing via ftp file sharing, since many cad files
are too large to exchange via e-mail. We are able to provide a
job-specific ftp site if one has not already been provided.
We have implemented Trimble's Total Station... a robotic, computer controlled surveyor's transit system that uses hanger point data extracted straight from our shop drawing cad file. This dramatically increases accuracy and productivity. Hanger points can even be placed prior to slab pours (in the form of imbeds) depending upon the scheduled sequence of activities.
Point data is not limited to hanger points. We can use point data for equipment pad layouts, floor opening layouts, etc.
Navisworks compatible for collision checking and coordination.
We strive to stay current with today's increasingly demanding construction market. This is done in a number of ways: