BIM model is an elaborate, detailed, 30 model of the project, consisting of hundreds of thouÂsands of distinct building elements, containing all relevant physical information and metadata of the project and it is the core of all of CAD MASTERS’s analyses. The richer the BIM model is with information, the more and better accurate analyses are provided from it.
The initial model is based on Architectural and Structural drawings from the tendering docuÂmentation and is used for visualizations and conceptual analysis. A detailed BIM model is developed based on Architectural, Structural and MEP shop-drawings, in coordination with the Client.
Clash detection is a critical part of every project design review, and, in our experience, has a great positive impact on construcÂtion time as almost all potential design conflicts are solved before reaching the construction site. In traditional 20 design processes, visualization is extremely difficult and therefore, typically, many geometric conflicts between building elements are created which are hard to detect and are usually left to be solved at the consÂtruction site. Our solutions incorporate a clash detection engine which can perform geometric conflict analyses against any given number of groups of elements. The engine is responsible for detecting all cases of physically impossible relationships between building elements, such as when geometry of one element goes through another element. This is indicative to various design flaws which can be mended well before the project design docuÂments reach the construction site. A conflict analysis process starts with the detection of clashes in the BIM model, when the reports are sent to the Client. Once the Client performs design changes in order to solve the issue in question, the BIM model is modified based on the new design. The process ends with the verification of the new design.
Quantity takeoff analysis relies heavily on the BIM 3D model, and provides quantities of all major work items. These quantiÂties give great insight into the construction process, and can be broken down by various criteria, such as per building, spatial structure, work type etc.
Detailed Quantity analysis of major work groups broken down by various criteria:
- Spatial Structure;
- Zones and other element groups
Once actual progress data is available, various planned vs. actual analyses can be produced from the BIM model. By analyzing construction progress, the current construction schedule can be revised in order to get a clear perspective of the current
project state, give suggestions to reduce delays and mitigate risks.
- Analyzing Construction Progress
- Monitoring actual construction progress versus planned Construction Schedule
- Updating Construction Schedule with progress data
- Early warning notices
- Two-week-ahead plan based on current progress
By gaining insight into productivity rates of work on certain areas, we are not just validating our norms but gaining the ability to reallocate available resources to more critical tasks, reschedule or perform additional allocations of resources to tasks where performance is not up to standard. Productivity reports offer information about the speed of construction per different work types, subcontractors, time periods etc.
Essential to avoiding the pitfalls that organizations encounterwheo implementing large-scale, radical change is to ensure there isa solid vision of where the organization going.Without this vision of BIM and the executive leadership behind it,the effort to adopt new business practices will struggle and waste the dedicated resources. Using published references and guides for implementing BIM standards and best practiÂces-such as the U.S. National BIM Standard, the U.K. BSi Standard Framework and Guide to BS1192,or the Pennsylvania State University’s BIM Project Execution Planning Guide and Templates-are a good starting point but there is no established standard that will fit the situation of every organization, with its wide variety of project types and strategic goals. To be successful at implementing BIM, organizations need a strategy that conforÂms to their specific needs and business values.
Therefore, successfully changing how an organization performs starts with vision. This may seem like common seosen, but as menÂtioned previously, it is surprising at times how many organizations see BIM as a technoÂlogy or a technique to be applied only at the project level.To truly reap the advantages of BIM, executive leadership must learn to think, communicate, and manage expections around BIM (in some cases requiring education for executives on these new proÂcesses). Executive leadership must be capable of positioning BIM within the overarching strategic objectives of the entire organization. Remember, if BIM becomes a research and development initiative, or solely an ITroll-out,the performance promised from BIM will never be realized.
BIM Unit Team
BIM Unit Team has one of the biggest consulting team in BIM industry. Our team has a deep practical experience in many projects with many sizes from mega to small projects.
All our team members are certified specialized professionals from Autodesk. We have a best combination from academic members & professionals from the practical field. At our headquarters, we will create a remote team of engineers of various professions and specialties,
which would be assigned and dedicated to your project. More precisely, the team is to be consisted of:
- BIM Managers
- BIM 5D Planners
- Project Managers
- Architectural Engineers
- Structural Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Quantity Surveyors
- Facility Maintenance Engineers
- Environmental engineers
On-site, our team will also consist of engineers of various professions, working on coordinating with the Client, collecting all necessary information from the Client and providing him with all reports, analyses, BIM models, simulations and other outputs of the remote team in Egypt. They are constantly present on the construction site, as well as on all relevant meetings regarding the project.
- Providing insight into the 3D model and visualizations for the Client and subcontractors in order to clarify potential uncertainties, as they arise on-site
- Presenting 4D simulations and two-week-ahead plans based on the construction schedule and productivity analysis
- Coordinating Clientâ€™s design team and CAD MASTERSâ€™s remote team in order to develop a detailed 3D BIM model and resolve clashes
- Attending all relevant meetings regarding design issues, participation in the process of clash resolving;
- Working with Clientâ€™s planners in order to develop a feasible construction schedule and resolve all problems in the process.