Virtual Design & Construction
Just In-Time Delivery with Preconstruction
Our BIM-enabled workflow allows us to be involved with our projects from start to finish. We start right from the beginning by simplifying complex designs into easy-to-follow installation instructions with point-to-point layouts. With our cutting-edge technology, we essentially build a project twice; once in the virtual world, and a second time in the real world. Using our combined 215,000 square feet of prefabrication space in facilities located across the Southeast, we assemble as much of the project as we can before transferring it to the job site. The coordinates for virtually every pipe, conduit, duct, and hanger support are available with digital precision. Converting a virtual model into tangible construction reduces rework and waste, utilizes labor more efficiently, and creates a safer job site.
From a deep understanding of our client’s needs, we develop a comprehensive optimization solution focused on the greatest return on energy and financial investment.
VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (VDC)
We utilize 3D modeling to coordinate underground and overhead installations with other MEP trades. From a coordinated model, we create build sheets for our fabrication shop, detailed installation drawings for the field, and layout points for the Sokkia Robotic Total Station.
Once your 3D model has been fully coordinated with the other MEP trades, we will create assembly build sheet drawings for fabrication to arrive on the jobsite with floorplan installation diagrams for “just-in-time” installation.
Many specialty trades use their own coordinates and work from an assumed or arbitrary location. This makes the coordination of the various models, and subsequently the physical location of the layout information, very difficult, and often error prone. Point layout eliminates this problem by making it very easy to establish and share control points for the project.