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BIM & Technology Blog

Clash Detection & Coordination

Gone are the days of cutting sections to figure out how a building works. BIM technology allows both visual and automated services coordination.

In this example, the ceiling design was modified. The services, which require redesign are cleary visible--simplifying the coordination process. 

Many clients require a coordinated BIM model as a Tender deliverable for construction. 


3D Modelling & Sun Studies

By integrating geo-coordinates with a virtual model, the sun's path over a project can be easily studied and visualized.

Here are a few animations from the Schematic Design of a Youth Psychiatric Hospital. Such imagery can be quickly generated and help clients, as well as end-users, better understand spaces long before they're built.

For full immersion, this technology can be paired with virtual goggles.

Amalgamated Modelling & Rendering

This is a $145 AU Million hospital complex built in several phases by (2) different main contractors, and designed by 10s of consultants.
Each consultant contributes towards the project's Building Information Model, which exists on a virtual cloud, where the project's stakeholders have real-time access to current data.

This image was generated using a Revit plug-in (Enscape™) by an office 1,400 km away, who had real-time access to the live model as updates were made.



1:20 Sections are an excellent way to communicate a building's construction, whereas larger scales >1:100 are better used in planning approval.

With 3D BIM software, nearly all building elements are modelled. Sections can be easily cut--revealing elements from an amalgamated model built by all services consultants.
Further, BIM software such as Revit allows us to organize the building's construction in easily editable phases. In the image adjacent, the 'grey' portion will be built during early works by a single contractor; the remainder will be tendered to second contractor as a separate construction package.


 3D-Modelling & Scheduling

Building information modelling allows virtual objects to be linked to client generated schedules in real time.
Here we have a model of an Emergency Department Acute Bay, where scheduled FFE items such as Patient Beds, Examination Lights, & Medical Services Panels can be reviewed by the hospital's staff for approval before construction begins.

 Structural Analysis

I hold a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. My work there included the use of Finite Element Methods for the purpose of structural analysis.
Select an image for more information.

-Steel Design
-Concrete Design
-Lateral Force Resistance Systems
    -Braced Frame Design
    -Shear Wall Design
    -Moment Frame Design
-Deep Foundation Design

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