The Sack Company employs a dedicated Virtual Design and Construction Department. We offer the ability to fully design, model, coordinate and fabricate any and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations. This department operates using a wide variety of industry standard CAD/BIM software.
When looking into building design, BIM is the most effective and thorough means of preparing for new construction.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that enables contractors, architects, and engineers to design a project and work out any unforeseen complications. By rendering a 3D CAD model of a building, including detailed information about utilities, engineering, safety, operations, and maintenance.
BIM has evolved far beyond its origins two decades ago. BIM gives us the ability to form a complete digital model of a construction project. This model includes electrical, plumbing, cables and wires, as well as framing, fixtures, outlets, and more. The team is then able to collaborate to work through details from design elements to structural factors.
Architects and Engineers begin by creating a 3 dimensional model of the project. This model includes details and information regarding various wiring, piping, mechanical, and utility projects. This model updates in real time, adjusting to changes and adapting plans with each change.
Collaboration begins between everyone involved. In this stage, estimates concerning cost and time are projected at this point, but are adaptable throughout the process.
Contractors and workers begin construction, referring to the model for direction and information. Throughout this process, they will update the model with updates, completions, and changes.
Upon completion of construction, the model is given to the client for reference to simplify operations and repairs.
BIM is especially useful for clash detection. By observing potential design conflicts early in the process, the team is able to identify the need for changes before construction begins. These changes, when discovered during construction, would be more costly.
Having the full picture of the project elements allows for more efficient and sequential scheduling. This eliminates the frustration and added cost that can arise with scheduling conflicts.
Software is able to identify any potential for automation in the construction process. This can save valuable time during construction projects.
BIM offers the ability to generate workflow automatically based on the project requirements. Further, any changes made during construction can then be updated in the model, and automatically updates workflow.
Increased access to specific information regarding each task improves workers’ awareness of potential associated risks.
Each of these benefits translates to significant improvement in cost, labor, and time for any construction project.
When your company is ready to create a facility that meets all of your needs, contact us. Our team will work with you, from the beginning, to ensure that your project is completed safely and efficiently.