While modeling a structure in BIM, BIM analysis is one of the most important aspects, as it is often the decisive factor towards the success or failure of a project. Getting critical information at the right time is vital for ensuring that the path from planning to execution and completion is traversed without any major impedance. At The AEC Associates, we take special care to ensure that every information is communicated to the concerned authorities in time.
One of the most critical areas where BIM makes a difference in the AEC industry is its contribution towards detecting conflict between the numerous engineering components of a project. If these clashes are not detected during the initial stage, they can lead to a lot of construction issues, causing loss of time and money. In extreme cases, it may also be the case that one has to re-route, resize or re-engineer one or more components of the project, a task that can most certainly impact the quality of the final product. At The AEC Associates, we understand these challenges and monitor your BIM models on a regular basis to avoid such conflicts. We send reports and alerts as soon as possible, to ensure necessary steps can be taken in time.
Sustainable Design Support
The usage of new tools results in the creation of new awareness. These days, even laymen know of the impact of designs that are un-environment-friendly, carbon footprints and the importance of green structures. The three most important factors that impact an environmentally sustainable design are – volume, materials and climate. At The AEC Associates, we use the following tools to support the analysis of sustainable design:
- Area and volume analysis
- Material take-offs
- External and internal heat load extracts
This service brings transparency to the end user while keeping a track on the progress of the construction. Chances are, at the construction stage, there can be many unique ideas that can come in the mind by simply viewing the construction-in-progress models. A majority of these ideas have the potential to save time and money and bring out the best out of the project.
A designer will be able to work at ease if he can view the design from different angles and at different periods of the construction phase. This gives him the chance to make any required changes at the right time.
When it comes to public and healthcare buildings, special tools for analysis are needed to check compliance with the different regulations. This helps in generating deviation reports, which goes a long way in saving time and money.