As we move your building project from design to construction phase, getting sucked into the vortex of errors is our top critical item for aversion. Errors can range in all kinds of ways from cost, schedule and quality-related tasks—paving way for domino reaction on change orders, delayed timeline and inferior project value.
Settling design issues early on and erring on the side of caution can help in preventing what could otherwise be potential disasters for your building project. Breaking ground and entering the construction phase means more complex coordination, and by all means you have to shift your perspective from design concepts to construction methodologies to build your project to reality.
What makes this transition even more complex is how you structure your contractor bidding process. In a traditional design-tender process where you either go for multi-prime or general contracting, our engineers know by experience that the latter depicts of much efficient coordination due to single point-of-contact.
However, as innovative as our engineers can get, we welcome new contractor structures on the rise such as:
- Design-Build (DB)
- Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
- Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
The bottom line is, construction calls for coordination, and whichever way you level your contractor bids, you need a baseline comparison point in the form of live BIM modelling. But, why go this route? Other than evaluating mainly on the technical and commercial compliance of your potential contractors, you can foster improved decision-making on all project stakeholders when you utilize live BIM modelling for the advanced construction simulations of each bidder.
This way, you can discern which contractor can walk their talk in their proposed cost, schedule and quality constraints not only through the conventional format, but also through a live visual scale. There's no better way for innovating contractor bid leveling than by live BIM modelling. At New York Engineers, we help you make the right decision from the start by merging tradition with innovation.