BIM Consulting Services

3D MODELING

Smarcon’s 3D modeling services cover each and every discipline that your construction will need. Using technologies like Autodesk Revit, we can design a fully interactive 3D model of your project before construction has begun. With a 3D model from Smarcon you’ll be able to examine every architectural and structural aspect.

MEP MODELING

Based on the engineer’s plans, we create a 3D MEP model. This is a complete visual of all the mechanical and fire protection pipes, duct work and conduits. The single streamlined model ensures placement accuracy of all components.

FABRICATION MODELS

Organization and efficiency are crucial in large projects. The MEP model can be created with specific fittings and pipe sizes to enable prefabrication. MEP vendors can use the fabrication drawings to ascertain precise dimensions and quantities. This enables advance ordering and reduces chaotic messes on site.

CLASH DETECTION

Our Clash Detection services ensure that every possible bump in the road of your project is smoothed out. Using BIM tools, we create 3D models that integrate every aspect of the building, making it easy to see what possible clashes may exist in the design, and where they are exactly in the building. We review the complete model to ensure all system parts are placed for proper installation so that the construction process will be seamless.

MEP SHOP DRAWINGS

Once a 3D model has been determined clash-free, we issue comprehensive and fully annotated shop drawings to facilitate construction and installation. These are 2D drawings. The coordinated plans clearly tag all MEP system parts, locations and at which elevation they should be installed. Our shop drawings are instrumental to prefabricated elements but are also used as diagrams for standard elements.

4D SCHEDULING

4D Scheduling, or the fourth dimension of Building Information Management, involves the integration of the actual construction schedule into the model. This allows all involved parties to more accurately compare the real-life construction to the estimated completion of the model. 4D modeling creates greater visibility of what elements have been completed and which have not yet been addressed, increasing productivity and reducing time wasted.

5D BUDGET

It can be difficult to estimate the costs of a construction project; this is why 5D budget modeling is a crucial aspect of BIM. BIM models integrate all elements of a project before construction even begins, including materials and their volumes, unit pricing, and quantity calculators. 5D budget modeling allows for much higher accuracy in estimates of the amounts of materials needed, preventing over-buying and reducing total cost. With 5D budgeting, you’ll achieve a new level of understanding of projected budget items, allowances, and fixed costs.

DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

Accessing technology to streamline efficiency is our primary goal, and our BIM360 Portal does just that. All relevant parties have access to every document and 3D models, all in one app. Easily update changes, track progress and assess activity. Everything is saved in one cloud based portal and everyone gets updated immediately.

INTERIOR DESIGN & RENDERINGS

Our specialists select all finishes including flooring, wall coverings, lighting and create a full spec book for the individual project. We then create lifelike renderings based off of our design and can provide virtual walkthroughs and videos of the project before construction has begun. Realistic renderings make it easy to show involved persons just how beautiful your project will be, they are great for advertisements, future project inspirations, and are entertaining all on their own.

3D PRINTING

An actual physical model of any aspect can be printed to scale, even before construction begins. Print the complete model or specific elements for prototyping, comparisons or visualization. This is a great tool for developers and marketers.

AUGMENTED REALITY/VIRTUAL REALITY

Bring your project to life with realistic immersive scenarios. Walk through the actual site and view in real time what will be constructed in each area. Or use our specialized VR glasses and controllers to virtually tour your completed project, effectively visualize and communicate all real-time designs and apply interactive changes.

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BIM Consulting Services

3D MODELING

Smarcon’s 3D modeling services cover each and every discipline that your construction will need. Using technologies like Autodesk Revit, we can design a fully interactive 3D model of your project before construction has begun. With a 3D model from Smarcon you’ll be able to examine every architectural and structural aspect.

MEP MODELING

Based on the engineer’s plans, we create a 3D MEP model. This is a complete visual of all the mechanical and fire protection pipes, duct work and conduits. The single streamlined model ensures placement accuracy of all components.

FABRICATION MODELS

Organization and efficiency are crucial in large projects. The MEP model can be created with specific fittings and pipe sizes to enable prefabrication. MEP vendors can use the fabrication drawings to ascertain precise dimensions and quantities. This enables advance ordering and reduces chaotic messes on site.

CLASH DETECTION

Our Clash Detection services ensure that every possible bump in the road of your project is smoothed out. Using BIM tools, we create 3D models that integrate every aspect of the building, making it easy to see what possible clashes may exist in the design, and where they are exactly in the building. We review the complete model to ensure all system parts are placed for proper installation so that the construction process will be seamless.

MEP SHOP DRAWINGS

Once a 3D model has been determined clash-free, we issue comprehensive and fully annotated shop drawings to facilitate construction and installation. These are 2D drawings. The coordinated plans clearly tag all MEP system parts, locations and at which elevation they should be installed. Our shop drawings are instrumental to prefabricated elements but are also used as diagrams for standard elements.

4D SCHEDULING

4D Scheduling, or the fourth dimension of Building Information Management, involves the integration of the actual construction schedule into the model. This allows all involved parties to more accurately compare the real-life construction to the estimated completion of the model. 4D modeling creates greater visibility of what elements have been completed and which have not yet been addressed, increasing productivity and reducing time wasted.

5D BUDGET

It can be difficult to estimate the costs of a construction project; this is why 5D budget modeling is a crucial aspect of BIM. BIM models integrate all elements of a project before construction even begins, including materials and their volumes, unit pricing, and quantity calculators. 5D budget modeling allows for much higher accuracy in estimates of the amounts of materials needed, preventing over-buying and reducing total cost. With 5D budgeting, you’ll achieve a new level of understanding of projected budget items, allowances, and fixed costs.

DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

Accessing technology to streamline efficiency is our primary goal, and our BIM360 Portal does just that. All relevant parties have access to every document and 3D models, all in one app. Easily update changes, track progress and assess activity. Everything is saved in one cloud based portal and everyone gets updated immediately.

INTERIOR DESIGN & RENDERINGS

Our specialists select all finishes including flooring, wall coverings, lighting and create a full spec book for the individual project. We then create lifelike renderings based off of our design and can provide virtual walkthroughs and videos of the project before construction has begun. Realistic renderings make it easy to show involved persons just how beautiful your project will be, they are great for advertisements, future project inspirations, and are entertaining all on their own.

3D PRINTING

An actual physical model of any aspect can be printed to scale, even before construction begins. Print the complete model or specific elements for prototyping, comparisons or visualization. This is a great tool for developers and marketers.

AUGMENTED REALITY/VIRTUAL REALITY

Bring your project to life with realistic immersive scenarios. Walk through the actual site and view in real time what will be constructed in each area. Or use our specialized VR glasses and controllers to virtually tour your completed project, effectively visualize and communicate all real-time designs and apply interactive changes.

STREAMLINE MY PROJECT