Building Information Modeling (BIM)
BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. The result is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility that provides our clients with a clear picture of the project from start to finish. It also provides the owner a BIM they can utilize for future designs and facility maintenance.
The BIM modeling process keeps project architects and engineers informed with an up-to-date model throughout construction-virtually eliminating the possibility of information loss between the design and construction teams.
Allison-Smith Company’s BIM designers utilize the most current version of Autodesk Design Suite, including full dynamic modeling in Revit, AutoCAD and Navisworks, and our highly proficient designers continue their education to stay up-to-date on the latest software advancements.
The tools our designers use in the BIM process help create 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D models, which streamline collaboration between field personnel and design staff to unify information, and ultimately provide an accurate-as-built BIM.
Our BIM process includes:
- Photorealistic Model Rendering
- Model Simulation & Animation
- Whole Team Project Review
- Quantification Data
- Integrated Quantification Takeoff
- 5D Project Scheduling
As an engineering and contracting firm, we are able to evaluate models from a design, schedule, constructability, and cost standpoint to ensure maximum efficiency for our clients extending through the building life cycle.