Make your BIM models data-rich with complete and updated information from all project stakeholders on-site.
Link with other dimensional capabilities of BIM for schedule, quality and cost advantages for your building project.
Transcend the limits of construction-based BIM modelling with state-of-the-art digital tools.
From Design Studio to Field with On-Site BIM Modelling
Passing trends and fads come and go in any industry, but the ones that stay are the disruptors. For Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, BIM is the disruptor. This smart 3D-based building information modeling serves as your change catalyst in the transition of industry players from outdated to efficient workflows. Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) in relation to the AEC industry, are seeing how BIM is causing a positive chain reaction in the interconnected industries. This goes so far as to how project stakeholders inclusive of clients, architects and engineers connect with contractors, supplier and vendors in a cloud-based platform powered by BIM.
It only goes to show that BIM is not only restricted to a design studio. As disruptive as it is, you can take your work anywhere and be on-the-go with on-site BIM modelling—the construction version of BIM. On-site BIM modelling still boasts of the same features as your trusted BIM, but it is one that is curated specifically for construction model workflows. As expert engineers with vast experience on design and construction, the latter plays a key role in bringing your designs to life. It is only imperative that constructability can answer to such demands through on-site BIM modelling.
Solving Construction Clash Detections with On-Site BIM Modelling
When your building project breaks ground, you are now officially entering the construction phase. If you think design in itself is already complex, then you haven't been involved in a construction project where all elements come together to form a strong building that's functional in style. All these design principles and maxims combine with project technicalities—begging the question of how essential the industry professionals are in orchestrating the whole construction scene.
That being said, construction trades initially approach the situation with a specialist perspective rather than a generalist standpoint. Not to say that it is disadvantageous, but when constructing a large-scale commercial or office project, it's best to fully combine the two principles to yield you the most benefits in the form of cost, time and quality savings.
For your better understanding, let's take a look at how the first maxim compares as when both standpoints are seamlessly blended together. Take for instance, below are the common project stakeholders utilizing BIM for their sector-specific outputs:
All industry-specific professionals at first would approach design intent and construction execution with different interpretation and expertise. Consequently, when the specific models are combined together, clash interferences occur due to the specialist approach whereas if all project stakeholders face the situation head-on with a generalist standpoint or design-construction overlay, corrective actions from clash detections would be significantly reduced.
Let Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers help you gain higher savings from your project constraints by optimizing clash detection in your on-site BIM modelling.
On-Site BIM Modelling Upgrades Site Logistics and Safety Planning
Efficient planning of site logistics can spell the recipe for your building's failure or success. Obviously, all project stakeholders would want to lean on the latter option but with the notion that success doesn't come overnight, industry expertise should be complemented and facilitated effectively through a disruptive technology. On-site BIM modelling delivers your constant solution for site logistics and safety planning. Our planning engineers show you some of the factors at play that you should consider when planning construction site logistics:
All these quantitative factors of materials, crew and equipment in-situ should measure up in efficiency, and by definition, this means fast and quality results for you should be delivered. Looking back at the construction methodologies of previous boxy buildings in comparison with curvy hyperboloid parametric shells as of late, technology certainly plays a substantial role in making the impossible possible.
All the more that this is present with construction site logistics and safety planning. When you utilize on-site BIM modelling for your building project, our vigilant engineers can look for opportunities where we can take precautionary measures for the safety and protection of your workforce, regulate the demand and supply of materials on-site to hit the right balance of surplus and scarcity, and update all project stakeholders in real-time for greater change management. In short, you gain a competitive construction edge with on-site BIM modelling.
Highlight Visual Scheduling with 4D and On-Site BIM Modelling
All project stakeholders—from clients, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors to suppliers—know that the key to winning more projects means that you should deliver the building project on time and within the handover deadline, if not early. Even contractors, who are pre-qualified to bid for your project, know that reputability is your arsenal even when low-bid contractor selection is against you. It says a lot about anyone’s reputation when you couldn’t walk your talk, and this worst-case scenario is exactly what we avoid at Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers. Here’s your guarantee: we take care of our reputation in delivering constant and proactive solutions for our clients.
Sealing the deal with more clients only come as a bonus with early turnover dates of building projects. The bottom line of it all, we pursue each project with such diligence on following the scheduled timeframe for start and end dates. This way, we can fully prepare for whatever fixed and fluctuating variables that may come our way—factoring in contingency and calculating float times against the critical path item. Being involved in such large-scale projects from retail to manufacturing, construction trade interfaces can put a strain even on the most efficient planners especially when project calls for agile construction and unforeseen factors are not put into equation. This can range from long-lead items being short of schedule for cheaper bulk orders, as well as client’s last-minute decision to switch to owner-supplied materials (OSM) instead of being supplied by the contractor.
This is why you need a visual scheduling in place, and what better way to meet the demanding requirements in-situ than to arm it with a tool that’s designed for its core construction functionality in the first place: on-site BIM modelling. And with 4D BIM making waves in the AEC market, visual scheduling has gotten on a whole another level. Our take-charge engineers list some of the cutting-edge benefits you can get when all project stakeholders have a baseline reference of visual scheduling in your project:
How 5D and On-Site BIM Modelling Fuse for Construction Cash Flow
Same with project timeline, construction cash flow is the backbone of any building project. As BIM adds more dimension to its capability—with cost and construction overlay as an add-on for 5D BIM and on-site BIM modelling, respectively—it changes the way construction cost estimators and quantity surveyors think and operate in the construction site.
Rather than going through the rigmarole, budget-related tasks are easier to generate now with automated data extraction and cost reporting in 5D BIM. This gives project stakeholders the power to zero in which items serve as assets or liabilities for the construction project—investing more on the former than the latter.
From a financial standpoint, healthy cash flow means your outflows are in proportion with the inflows. In a construction project, however, you can only see the projected inflows during the initial stages versus the actual inflows at a later stage when your building project is handed over for testing and commissioning (T&C)—all ready for occupancy once approved by the authorities. This is why it’s very critical for each party to finish the project on time and well within the budget, as any late delivery could impact both the client and contractor with decreased profit margins. Through 5D BIM and on-site BIM modelling, our cost-efficient engineers list some of the money-suckers that you can eliminate in the construction site:
On-Site BIM Modelling on a Live Project
Visualizations are everything nowadays. With the constant array of digital technologies revamping the norms from industry-to-industry, the AEC landscape wouldn’t dare to be left behind. Software tools and workflows are getting more sophisticated each time, with visualizations going from static to immersive.
Take on-site BIM modelling with a touch of live technology. It’s now easier more than ever to visualize how your project constraints work on a whole level. Albeit different from virtual and augmented reality where you get a sense of holographic images, live BIM modelling shows you in real-time software what your project will look like on a structural, aesthetic and functional scale.
Integrating On-Site BIM Modelling into Virtual Design and Construction
As you can see, 3D modelling revamps the AEC industry by serving as a precursor for the innovative workflows of BIM. BIM takes it up a notch further by moving the design studio to the construction site. Design and construction might be interrelated, but each have their own distinctive workflows. This is why when entering the construction phase, you need to shift from the design perspective to the constructability of your building project.
Virtual design and construction (VDC) is all the rage now, what will all BIM-ready models ready to be integrated into the virtual realm from the start to end of your building life cycle. Experimental technologies continuously disrupt the AEC industry, ranging from:
Through point-cloud modelling of laser scans, you can now input aerial images and scan all the existing building around your on-site BIM model, then further step on a 1:1 holographic scale on VR and AR headsets for your virtual constructability review. And when construction areas are deemed as safety hazards for your construction workforce, you can resort to drones to scan the area first and use the interconnected Big Data on site for self-driving construction vehicles.
Nothing is impossible with innovation, and at Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers, we lead the forefront in this revolution.
NY Engineers Transform Infrastructure Design with On-Site BIM Modelling
From manual CAD input to 3D modelling and immersive visualizations, the AEC industry is in for a digital overhaul with on-site BIM modelling. In just a few decades, we have seen how the architecture, engineering and construction industry shaped up for radical changes, and the future is ripe for more innovation to come.
Our forward-thinking engineers continuously challenge the status quo in the industry—pushing the boundaries through seamless blend of expertise and technology. Comb through our construction projects to see how we can incorporate on-site BIM modelling for your next endeavor.