A large part of building buildings lies in the ability to have a clear vision for each project. There are many helpful advancements in technology and there are three specifically that help us foresee that very vision in full clarity. We can give our clients the most accurate idea of the trajectory of the project, using these intricate technologies!
Revit is software for building information modeling. Our team uses the intelligent model-based process to construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. It supports a multidiscipline process for collaborative design and construction.
We can model building components, analyze and simulate systems and structures, and iterate designs. There are multiple project contributors that we can access centrally shared models. This results in better coordination, which helps reduce clashes and rework. Moreover, with coordination with the design team, we can communicate design intent more effectively to project owners team members by using models to create high-impact 3D visuals.
“In an effort to decrease cost to the owner and manage construction schedules efficiently, DCI spends a large amount of time foreseeing conflicts in the built environment. With the newly acquired technology, DCI can find those conflicts and resolve them before construction even starts.
When managing MEP’s in a large structure the 2D plans can become convoluted. With the ability to view the coordination efforts in 3D, we can quickly find MEP conflicts and intersections to resolve before construction begins.” -Mike Politte, Assistant Project Manager.
3D Spaces are more than 3D models or virtual tours. They are a completely new form of immersive 3D media that invites you to not only explore a physical space, but also serve to support and enhance construction activities.
“With a Matterport image, the owner can virtually experience their entire space from anywhere on the planet.” – John Dempsey, President.
Dempsey Construction employs a variety of different means to capturing 3D imagery within existing buildings. The data collected is exported to point clouds and then used for several purposes including verifying AS-Builts, creating a digital timeline and record during construction, and developing immersive and interactive guided tours through a facility.
“This technology allows us to have access to a virtual timeline of the construction of the internal structure. As a project progresses, we use the technology to verify that construction is being performed to standards and according to design. Once a project is complete, the information can serve as a future reference point as to now-hidden conditions, as well as constructability means, without having to source the construction drawings.” -Nick Alford, Vice President.
As Drone technology advances, so does the application for the information being gathered from the unmanned aerial aircraft systems. Where drones were first used to just capture images from a lofted perspective, the imagery is now being used to increase accuracies and efficiencies in the building process.
Drones have allowed users to capture physical data and export it to point clouds and CAD/BIM programs. The collected data can be used for taking/verifying measurements, verifying conditions in the field, incorporated into 3D and VR programs and used to tag 3D spaces to create virtual punch lists.
“Data is collected from the very beginning of a project, which serves to create a virtual timeline of the construction progress as well as to document constructability items . At any point in time, we can go back and look at specific conditions. For example, by capturing imagery in a PT deck prior to the concrete pour, we can go back after the fact and see the rebar and conduit layout under the concrete.” -Nick Alford, Vice President.