Put 3D modelling, BIM and VDC together—and you have prospective clients scratching their heads. But before you dismiss this confusing notion, our innovative engineers drill you in on why you should take the leap from traditional to modern workflows for your building project.
BIM takes reference on an intelligent 3D-model based process, then VDC integrates BIM models on the design, construction and operational stage of your building projects. As you see the comparison amongst these three terms, your starting point for visualizations is the 3D models themselves. From there, we can see how utilization of 3D models evolves from BIM to VDC. This could all mean one thing for AEC industry professionals: the future for visualizations is ripe for growth.
At this novel point, our inventive engineers are already realizing the potential of VDC when it comes to the visualizations of your building project.
Critical points in the design-construction-operation-maintenance stage can now be shown by all project stakeholders in a single collaborative platform, namely:
- Site logistics
- Safety planning
- Testing and commissioning
- Facilities management
- Operations and maintenance (O&M)
Out on the field, site logistics and safety planning make or break the success of your building construction. There are a lot of elements at play: AEC industry professionals, supervisors, construction workers, site location, materials, equipment, vehicles, transportation, delivery, and construction methodologies. Any negligence on one element enables a far-reaching chain reaction, and this could be mitigated through the immersive stance of VDC.
Using VDC visualizations, you can fully cover your bases in the safety aspects of your building project. Visualization offers unprecedented details on how to safeguard the elements in your project, but this comes at a price since this can only be activated with experts driving the system—therefore the need for building professionals such as architects and engineers to envision the occupational and safety hazards both for construction workers and your future end-users.
Everything that happens from our design studio standpoint is visualized and foreseen on the construction phase via a highlighted VDC model. For instance, when building the foundation and superstructure of your office skyscrapers, there’s a lead time on when other construction interface trades can enter the build sequence. Otherwise, this can often jeopardize the safety of your construction workers if MEP contractors already enter the scene without the reinforced concrete structure fully materializing. At New York Engineers, we emphasize the fact that VDC enables stakeholder collaboration through technology, expertise and immersive visualizations.