Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
At GH Phipps, we use innovative Virtual Design and Construction processes because we know they add value and help us do a better job.
After years of implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) on projects and achieving measurable results, BIM has become part of our project approach. We integrate more effectively with our project teams to improve the flow of project information, and we identify and resolve conflicts before we reach the field – shortening project schedules and reducing costly rework. We outfit job trailers with virtual plan rooms, and install electronic kiosks on several floors of larger projects. This technology allows us to control, update and provide critical project information to the people putting the work in place.
We typically consider using BIM on specific aspects of projects. These include: existing conditions documentation, quantification, cost estimation, phase planning and 4D modeling, site utilization and logistics planning, construction system design, 3D coordination, digital fabrication, 3D control and planning / layout, tracking management of supplies and documents in the field, and record modeling such as electronic closeout documents and model deliverables.
Our major goals for implementing BIM on projects are to:
- Provide owners the most value in design, construction, and ongoing operation and management of their facilities
- Integrate for an improved process by identifying design-to-construct and project turnover efficiencies that are possible with BIM, such as compressing the schedule, reducing waste, and improving quality
- Improve communications among stakeholders in order to be more effective at all stages of project development and to enhance decision-making
Here’s how GH Phipps has helped clients by utilizing BIM: