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Using BIM for Industrial Project

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. SteelTech has implemented BIM Successfully industrial projects.

BIM Methodology

SteelTech has thoughtfully worked out project specific BIM methodology. Engineering workflow was at heart for developing project specific BIM workflow that started with developing Analysis & Design Model in StaadPro and then interfacing it with other BIM Solutions. The ultimate goal of achieving all required Engineering Deliverables are developed using Multiple BIM Solutions, which support “Open BIM” platform thus ensuring to extract maximum benefit of BIM.

SteelTech produced initially sample output as a part of benchmark and both team agreed upon quality and Standards of BIM outputs. Then both the teas then trained on required has undergone necessary project specific BIM training.

BIM Workflow

SteelTech BIM team has closely worked with Client’s team to understand Project Execution Workflow. All project stakeholders were taken on board and Project Specific BIM Workflow was designed, which mainly based on using “Open BIM” platform that utilises IFC, XML, Gbxml formats, which are supported most of BIM Solutions.

The deliverables associated with early phases are done with electronic exchange and interoperability with a variety of applications, schedules and processes should be established with the stakeholders in BIM documentation in the very beginning of the project. Acceptance of electronic formats is expanding and we envision a near paperless future in project delivery. Electronic data exchanges are utilized for most submissions and when needed, prints can easily be published and shipped to requesting parties. A vast majority of the project data is delivered in the form of a model and Level of Development definitions have been established to simplify data exchanges.

SteelTech and client team has worked out roles for both the team member and established way of working seamlessly and integratedly throughout project execution. Furthermore As-Built Model development has made a part of final output of BIM implementation. This is As-Built Model will be further used for O & M, Facility Management by interfacing with external industry leading solutions that support BIM interface.

Use of Coordination Tools Such as Navisworks & Solibri Model Checker

Use BIM to improve collaboration and communication, streamline project delivery across building system design, fabrication, and installation. BIM helps to reduce risk and waste for the entire project team.

In our industrial project BIM implementation we have been using Navisworks Manage software to its workflow. Navisworks helps the company improve the way it collaborates with both its customers and suppliers. The software allows the company to aggregate design files in a variety of formats into a single model. This model makes it easier for our BIM Team to identify interferences and coordinate construction.

“In parallel with Navisworks, we also use Solibri Model Checker for ongoing construction reviews”. This system is easy to use and helps us spot any errors & run rules (Design Authorisation) during the development, construction, and engineering phases. In addition, it also helps us to see where holes must be drilled in the steel structure in order to mount the components. This helps the installation work happen as quickly and smoothly as possible, which can have a positive effect on our bottom line, so naturally we are always seeking to optimize this.”

BIM Based Clash Detection & Resolution Process

Benefits with BIM Based MEP Coordination, Communication, Construction Site Management

  • Effective BIM Based coordination process
  • Close to Zero Field Issues ( Advanced finding of Clashes between tow or multiple trades and earlier resolution)
  • Accurate estimation /BOQ for services
  • Optimized services installation planning. (Installation sequences ad commissioning)
  • Clash free model for production of MEPF Drawings and shop drawings
  • Contractor / Sub contractor management. ( Review construction plans and sequences, Study yard operation and site logistics)

Key benefits achievable thru BIM Implementation

  • Start projects faster, collaborate across disciplines, and develop intelligent 3D models for both the inside and outside of industrial buildings and plants.
  • Use intelligent data to improve operational efficiencies and meet compliance requirements. Minimize design and construction cost, shorten schedules, and enhance project quality for Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC).
  • Improve the performance, efficiency, and data quality of your utility infrastructure projects throughout their lifecycle with BIM. Improve service through better stakeholder collaboration, process efficiency, and access to data for safety and reliability
  • Optimized services installation planning. (Installation sequences ad commissioning)
  • Use BIM in any type of civil infrastructure project to create visualizations for stakeholder approval, develop 3D models to identify problems before hand-off, and deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Reduce waste and increase profit margins with tools that help contractors and subcontractors plan better, produce results faster, and finish projects on budget.
  • Make more informed design decisions, build more efficiently and cost effectively, and manage and maintain buildings with greater ease using BIM.

The Positive Outcome

With this valuable BIM Implementation experience of industrial BIM Projects, we SteelTech team is in position to offer these unique integrated BIM services to EPC, Trade contractors as well as Engineering Consultants.

SteelTech BIM team strives on a daily basis to come up with the most forward and innovative ways to help give our clients the most effective and impressive solutions to their everyday projects. With the help of the latest virtual reality engine, our Engineers & Modellers have the ability to create a virtual environment to improve the interactivity of your project. If you’re looking for a way to understand the impact of decisions before they are built or wow a client with a unique way to present a potential project, our Unity experts are here to work with you.