Modeling & Detailing

Civil

Civil Design and BIM to Field Services

DBM Vircon provides fully integrated civil modeling and detailing design services from concept and planning phases through to detailed design and construction. Our sophisticated multi-discipline 3D modeling systems and processes help streamline delivery of a wide range of civil infrastructure projects that include bulk earthworks, bridge plans, roads and highways, rail, land developments, drainage, sewer and utilities. Through the enabling of up-to-date information and communications to projects stakeholders, even the most challenging surveying and civil design tasks can be developed, visualized, measured and reported on.

Civil Modeling & Detailing – Design to Construction

AUTOMATED CUSTOMIZABLE REPORTING

Our precise 3D models enable complete accuracy and help detect and overcome design errors early. This helps you save time and money on labor and materials, by reducing modifications and rework.

2D & 3D GENERATED DELIVERABLES

Accurate and detailed 3D models mean that the construction and erection process is streamlined, reducing unnecessary rework and timeline interruptions which can impact timeframes and budgets.

MULTI-DISCIPLINE DESIGN CAPABILITIES

Our 3D models allow you to view your entire civil structure as a whole, enabling you to ensure that all infrastructure components, equipment and buildings are coherent and constructible, avoiding clashes.

EXISTING CONDITION SITE MODELING

Through comprehensive models that allow the integration of all aspects of a civil structure, every stage of your project is able to be coordinated for flawless execution.

FULL DIGITAL ENGINEERING (BIM TO FIELD) CAPABILITY

Not only do our comprehensive and integrated models allow for timelines to be achieved, timeframes can be cut by up to 12% due to parallel workflows and duplication, rework and delays reduced.

POINT CLOUD QUANTIFICATION & BACK MODELING

Our insightful models automatically calculate feature lines relative to a surface, reducing time spent on menial tasks, which can augment labor efficiency and reduce timeframes.

Civil Modeling & Detailing – Delivery

DBM Vircon’s Approach

A key feature of DBM Vircon’s approach to civil design is our commitment to developing efficient workflows that assist project delivery both in the design office and the field. Project delivery can be assisted greatly by embracing up to date BIM to Field solutions and processes. Here at DBM Vircon, we aim to maximize these efficiencies using the BIM to Field approach, especially for the survey and set out scope for our clients. We encourage contractors and subcontractors to adopt an electronic construction layout system used to achieve maximum accuracy and consistency with the placement of forms and MEP materials on all projects.

This technology can result in the following significant benefits to project teams whether they be consultants, contractors or sub-contractors:

  • Improved design co-ordination
  • Minimization of set-out time
  • Minimization of onsite clashes and mistakes
  • Significantly less onsite rework
  • Tracking of any onsite set-out changes automatically back into 3D design models
  • More accurate as-builts
  • Allow the design teams to be truly connected to site information/feedback

Our Deliverables

Standardized Civil Design Documentation
  • Topographical and relief maps
  • Site preparation and grading
  • Composite underground layout drawings
  • Final grading and paving drawings
  • Earthworks definition
  • Drainage analysis
  • Volumetric and TIN analysis
  • GIS functionality
  • MTOs
Modeling of Existing Conditions

Some projects will require existing site conditions to be modeled. This can include project boundaries, immediately adjoining buildings, features and all other areas deemed important to the efficient delivery of the project.

DBM Vircon can provide modeling options that include:

  • Creation of 3D topographic surface models from survey information
  • Modeling of existing services and subsurface features from available information
  • Modeling of geotechnical conditions
  • Integration of laser-scanned data about existing buildings, services, vegetation and features
  • Modeling of hazards:
  • Electricity lines
  • Drainage
  • Communications
  • Draping of aerial photography on existing surfaces
  • Application of textures to the design surface triangulation
  • Walkthroughs of 3D models
  • Optimized project planning
  • Accurate timeframes and client reporting
Enhanced Services

Electronic layout placement of forms and MEP systems

Higher productivity and improved accuracies can be achieved with respect to material placement and point collection for electronic as-built purposes. These can include but are not limited to:

  • Concrete footer and wall forms
  • Anchor bolt placement and positioning
  • Plumbing sleeves
  • Electrical conduit pass-through
  • Electrical boxes
  • Hanger placements for hanging ductwork, cable trays and pipe

DBM Vircon Projects

VOYAGER II QUARRY PRIMARY CRUSHING FACILITY & BRICKWORKS

RAZORBACK MAGNETITE

NEW SAN FRANCISCO – OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE (EAST SPAN)