As the old adage in the healthcare industry goes, "Prevention is better than cure." Not only does working with top healthcare clients give our project portfolio a competitive edge, our skillful engineers also gain insight patterns on how this can be applied in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.
We show you stage-by-stage how clash detection benefits your building project:
All building projects start from design. Ideas serve as your zero starting point, meaning all project stakeholders have the opportunity for endless design iterations until the desired results conform to key criteria items for consideration. This demanding requirements can usually range from: modern building codes, laws, zoning, site location, sustainability, project budget, site logistics, quality materials and all other items industry players can factor in for efficiency.
At New York Engineers, we give function to the form. From a basis of aesthetics, we collaborate with architects to form the structural and functional aspects of your building project. Our iterative design process works in a cyclic scale instead of linear workflow—rendering us countless opportunities to detect clashes which could otherwise be costlier to rectify in-situ.
When all clash areas are not captured, this rolls over to construction. This is not entirely impossible, but at all costs, undesirable. What could've been spent for the critical path items of your project are now being allocated for corrective actions, resulting in wastage of valuable resources. Underutilizing BIM's core function of clash detection can spell all kinds of disaster on your building project from cost, to quality and schedule constraints.
In a worst-case scenario, even float items with slack start dates and lead times can be used up when rectification takes much longer than it needs to be. Take a column clashing with block work installations, and imagine the strains it will pull on the project drivers. Regardless of the situation given at hand, we do not veer away from any challenge. At New York Engineers, we rise up on every occasion to deliver solutions.
Getting your business running up to speed means your building facility should be maintained at all costs. Using all data references from the design-construction phase, you can identify through clash detection which areas need ongoing maintenance for your continuous business operations. We go back to proactivity, where we solve problems ahead of time rather than dealing with them as-built.