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5 Key Criteria for Selecting a Modeling and Detailing Partner for Your Complex Project

Iconic sporting stadiums, convention centers and entertainment districts are complex. The design, construction and ongoing management of these assets needs a holistic, collaborative approach to ensure that competing demands—from aesthetics, functionality, and construction cost, through to sustainability and ongoing management—are realized.

The Problem with Digital Engineering

Digital engineering involves capturing and integrating data into a federated model or Digital Twin so that it can be leveraged by construction teams, asset owners and/or facility managers. It can facilitate governance, transparency, and enhanced decision making, for better project outcomes and long-term savings.

Why Healthcare Projects Need an LOD 350 Model at a Minimum

the LOD framework clearly defines the development stages within BIM. It helps facilitate clear communication between architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and asset managers—for accurate scheduling and procurement, faster construction, and reduced costs.

How Design Assist Can Improve Cost and Schedule Outcomes

Design assist helps bridge the gap between design, and construction. Collaborative early engagement methodologies like, Design Assist, Design Integration or Integrated Project Delivery help ensure cost and scheduling certainty in a relatively short space of time.

How Visualizations and 3D Animations Simplify Complexities and Improve Safety Outcomes for Construction Projects

Industrial visualizations offer a major step-change in how construction projects can be delivered and maintained. They deliver real-time, realistic and technically accurate representations of complex assets, resulting in increased levels of communication, clarity and engagement for all stakeholders.

How Quality Construction Modeling and Detailing Can Bolster Sustainability Outcomes in Construction

Construction Modeling and detailing of everything from steel, concrete, timber and vendor items can play an important role in bolstering the sustainability credentials of construction projects. Pre-construction planning, modeling and detailing can assist in minimising waste, reducing rework and the consumption of these raw materials.

The Role of BrIM in Modern Bridge Engineering

The move towards the use of BIM and 3D modeling for public infrastructure projects like bridges is being made to capitalize on its many benefits. Data-rich and exceptionally precise, 3D models provide the meticulous information needed to streamline and de-risk the entire lifecycle of an infrastructure project, from design, planning and materials procurement, through to fabrication and erection of structural steelwork, and ultimately, asset management.

How Thinking Digital, and Leveraging Our Past, Can Make the Most Complex Infrastructure Project Simpler

The construction and infrastructure industry needs digital disruption. According to research by McKinsey & Company, large construction projects typically take approximately 20 per cent longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80 per cent over budget.

Why Precise Structural Steel Detailing is Critical for Complex Projects

To ensure millimeter-perfect dimensions and designs, structural steel detailing requires high-quality and precise 3D modeling. This modeling provides a suite of data and information to produce other 2D drawings and deliverables, and can be undertaken through several steel detailing software packages.

DBM Vircon Develops Sustainable Niche

DBM Vircon’s steady ascent over the past five decades has helped lift the business to the finishing line at this year’s RISE Business Awards, with the digital engineering firm named the Medium-sized Business of the Year.

The True Cost of Detailing Errors in Reinforced Concrete

If completed by a quality detailer, concrete and rebar detailing benefits any project – it can help improve project margins, boost efficiency and productivity, minimize waste, and sure up scheduling certainty.

What is a Digital Twin?

A federated dataset that we might be familiar with in project delivery, generally in the form of a Navisworks model (or similar), is not the same thing as a Digital Twin.