Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Through Building Information Modeling (BIM), Cahill uses three-dimensional models of current and future projects to facilitate a more efficient building process for the benefit of our clients. Our in-house staff is capable of developing and manipulating BIM models to achieve each project's goals. Cahill has used BIM to improve efficiency and quality in the following ways:
3D modeling of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems allows the Cahill team and its subcontractors to fully coordinate layout prior to the start of the job. Conflicts are identified, alternatives evaluated, and solutions determined using the model. The result is fewer conflicts found during field installation, and therefore significantly reduced delays and cost impacts.
Layout and Sequencing
3D modeling of certain details, such as complicated excavations or intricate exterior skin layering, can assist field crews in understanding how to perform a difficult task before attempting it in the field.
Using BIM to model an existing building can assist the design and construction teams in accurately accounting for existing conditions within the new plans.
BIM is used to assist project managers and superintendents in mapping out logistics prior to a project's start. This is especially valuable for occupied rehab projects and sites with limited laydown space, difficult site access, or unique traffic or pedestrian concerns. Logistics planning via BIM can also be useful in addressing concerns of clients, tenants, neighbors, city officials, and others by helping them envision how the project will evolve.
Contact us for more information about our experience and capabilities with BIM.