Building Information Modeling (BIM) and
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)
GH Phipps has established Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction processes to improve project outcomes. Our collaboration with design consultants, subcontractors, software providers, and AEC industry organizations allows us to integrate the most current digital modeling technologies and associated optimized work flows into our projects. We utilize 3D modeling and BIM to support project estimates, evaluate site logistics, animate project schedules, visualize specific construction work, and clash detect building systems. This virtual construction analysis allows us to provide project input earlier than with traditional methods. As a result we can identify conflicts and recommend alternatives while the cost benefits to the project can still be realized.
Prior to the commitment of implementing BIM it is critical for an owner to understand the intent of the use of the system on the project and evaluate:
- the project size
- the work already in progress by the design team
- the type of construction project
- the schedule
- and the real costs associated this process prior to the planning stage.
When properly applied to the right projects at the right time BIM can reduce costs and shorten construction schedules.