BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Building Information Modeling, in short BIM, is not just producing a 3D model of a project. BIM is an intelligent construction process that brings together geometry, time, cost, sustainability and building management. Through BIM, architects, engineers and construction professionals are empowered to make confident decisions in relation to the design, constructibility and management of buildings and infrastructure.

 

As a team, we enable our clients to make these confident decisions.

WE PROVIDE SUPPORT OFFERING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

    BIM 3D MODELING   

We provide BIM 3D modelling services for Architecture, Structure and MEP working in Autodesk Revit.

 

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We have been working with our clients for the last decade to enable them a quick start on their BIM journey.

 

Many times models produced by us have been used during tender stages, where BIM models have not been available at this project stage and developed further to be used at construction stage specifically.

 

These models have supported our clients to make the right decisions in regards to putting together the right bidding price by reviewing material quantities or the complexity and constructibility of a design.

 

We develop BIM models according to the clients’ and projects’ requirements in regards to the Level of Detail and Level of Development and also help our clients to define these requirements.

 

Throughout the last years we developed architectural, structural, MEP and civil projects including Commercial, Healthcare, Educational, Fit-Out, Residential, Industrial & Pharmaceutical, Power Plant buildings as well as Landscaping and Earthworks topography.
As-Built models are usually generated during construction stage, however, some projects have not been built based on BIM and and for the purpose of redevelopment or feasibility studies as-built models are also developed after the building is already constructed. We give support in both scenarios.

 

At construction stage by working closely with the design team and/or main contractor on an ongoing basis. Setting up a procedure that will allow capture all changes on site as well as within the model.

 

Based on the goal that needs to be achieved with the as-built model we also give advice on what other relevant information other than geometry should be included into all elements.
As construction is becoming increasingly complicated, it is more and more the norm that specialist designers and subcontractors are required to fill the gaps within the construction process.

 

Through our experience on major construction projects, we gained a wide range of knowledge in these specialised areas and are confident now to offer modeling services to develop BIM models within the following fields.

 

Facade systems / Prefab concrete design / Health & Safety / Scaffolding systems / Conveyor belt system / Process Systems  

 

If you offer a specialised service or product to the construction industry and want to introduce BIM into how you offer your expertise, we’d be delighted to help you setting up everything that’s necessary and give you support along the way of implementation.
Along with the increased complexity in construction, comes the increased complexity of building elements.

 

Autodesk Revit supports the regular design of all disciplines, but there comes a moment where the basic Revit Library is not enough to fully incorporate all design elements that are required during construction.

 

More and more BIM projects are coordinated not only among the main design disciplines but also from a logistical, spatial and health & safety perspective. This requires the availability of BIM models such as machinery, platforms, vehicle and pedestrian routes along with many other.

 

At FRESCON, we not only specialise in the basic design model development,but also on the development of specialised Revit Family models.

 

From construction equipment through fit-out items, medical equipment and logistics items like machinery and health & safety elements, we are experienced to develop high level parametric Revit Family models that fit the predefined requirements.
Scan to BIM describes the process of developing an intelligent 3D BIM model from a scanned point cloud model that has been produced by a specialised scanning consultant.

 

The challenge is to produce a fully parametric model that can be used for further design purposes, be it for feasibility studies, refurbishment, entire project redevelopment, interference/clearance detection between designed and as-built geometry or simply graphical visualisations.

 

Based on the purpose of the BIM model, we produce models of buildings, interiors to specialised building installations.

    BIM COORDINATION   

We provide BIM coordination services for Architecture, Structure and MEP and Specialist Design working in Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Synchro.

 

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A coordinated project can contribute to great financial and time savings. However traditional coordination processes within the 2D environment can be time-consuming and costly and can still contain risk by remaining problems that have been missed.

 

Using BIM for the process of coordination within one specific discipline and even more so between multiple disciplines can not only save money and construction time in the long run, but also gives certainty and peace of mind to the project team to carry out their day to day tasks with more confidence.

 

We provide both inter- and multidisciplinary coordination services for all construction and specialist disciplines at pre-construction as well as construction stage.

 

We support contractors and designers by running clash detection tests on Autodesk Navisworks Manage to highlight any occurring clashes within a particular discipline as well as between all disciplines. The encountered clashes are resolved by a process of issuing, reviewing and monitoring clash reports and ongoing coordination meetings with all parties throughout the design and/or construction stage.
The most used coordination process is done by detecting clashes within multiple disciplines. Through working on many diverse projects, it became apparent to us that this process was missing a very important component. Which was the construction timeline.

 

Not all potential clashes are related to geometry in itself. Many clashes are related to logistical issues and the timing when different disciplines are working in the same area.

 

These time-related clashes can be discovered by simulating the construction programme and including all relevant models within this process. Models including pedestrian and vehicle routes, logistics items, like cranes, hoists, scaffolding and such, as well as lay-down areas and a programmed earthworks sequence.

 

Depending on the complexity of the project, we provide workflow coordination services using Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Synchro for this type of clash detection.

    BIM SIMULATIONS & ANIMATIONS   

We provide 3D/4D animations and simulations for Architecture, Structure and MEP and Specialist Design working in Autodesk Navisworks Manage, 3ds Max as well as Synchro.

 

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4D simulations are timelined 3D models based on a developed construction programme. The 3D model is shown in a 4th dimension which is time. The benefits of these type of animations are very clear.

 

They improve design quality by testing the proposed design against the construction sequence and thereby reduce constructability issues by redesigning the problem areas. Give certainty in the area of site use planning and coordination with ongoing operations. They improve constructability and safety issues by identifying problems well in advance and give an overall benefit to site use planning and coordination with ongoing operations.

 

Lastly they give great ability to monitor the actual progress vs. planned progress of a project and highlighting issues that can be resolved more quickly and thereby reducing financial claims.

 

We provide 4D simulations at tender stage as well as construction stage.
These animations are 3D representations of projects, be it buildings or civil structures. They are mainly used to showcase a specific project design or development to the public or future client or to produde a showcase video for a completed project.

 

They can incorporated a surrounding panorama flight of a project or an internal walk-through or a mix of both including annotations and highlights to areas of importance throughout the video.
These type of animations combine both 4D simulations together with 3D animations. Together with overlaid annotations and highlights of relevant information, they are an excellent way to showcase a particular project at tender or construction stage.

 

With these animations a project’s objectives as well as it’s proposed construction methodology can be illustrated easily.
3D/4D graphics are mostly used for presentational purposes. Be it at tender or during construction stage.

 

3D graphics are simply put visualisations of 3D objects that can either illustrate a future photorealistic image of a particular project or for example representations of a proposed site logistics concept, highlighting relevant Health & Safety measures throughout the project.

 

4D graphics serve the same purpose as 3D graphics, however they represent a moment in time. Meaning that a construction programme can be shown as ‘time-slices’ instead of a full animation video.