Adoption of BIM practices is a must for construction industry

BIM is enabling a rapid transition within the engineering and construction industry, driving positive business and project outcomes and supporting the digital transformation of the companies that embrace it. In spite of substantial benefits it offers, many companies within the industry are still at the early stages of developing a BIM practice. The scenario in Indian construction sector is not encouraging one.

Software used for BIM solutions

There are many software that are used for BIM. The four main players are:

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Rhino 3D (Robert McNeel and Associates)

  • Vectorworks Architect

  • ArchiCAD (Graphisoft)

Each software has its pros and cons. The choice depends on suitability for BIM, your BIM execution plan, cost considerations, and most importantly trainings and support provided by the vendor.

Autodesk Revit

Autodesk Revit allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals to:

  • Model shapes, structures and systems in 3D with parametric accuracy, precision and ease

  • Streamline project management with instant revisions to plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and sheets

  • Unite multidisciplinary project teams for higher efficiency, collaboration and impact in the office or on the construction site

Our opinion and experience, weighs heavily in favour of Autodesk AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) collection because it is collection of software such as Revit, Civil 3D, Forma, AutoCAD, Infraworks, and Autodesk Docs.

Rhinoceros 3D

Rhino 3D is a NURBS modeling software for Windows operating system. It has an amazing capability to model anything in 3D world. For many architects and engineers, Rhino 3D is their first choice for BIM applications. It is not building modeling software, but you can create amazing building designs using Rhino 3D.

Rhino 3D supports two types of scripting and programming languages called Rhinoscript (based on VBScript) and Python. These scripting languages makes Rhino 3D a very powerful software.

Vectorworks Architect

With Vectorworks Architect you can visualize your projects with more realism while working on your design. This ability will give you direct feedback on how lights and material interact, making it easier to make informed design decisions.

Graphisoft ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD allows you to spend less time on project management and more time on design. It helps your team stay organized and files streamlined even as the size and complexity of projects continues to grow.

Choice of BIM software

As mentioned above, choosing a right software for the BIM applications has a long-term effect on your company’spolicies. So, it has to be a wise decision

BIM Services we offer

We provide various BIM services as mentioned in the figure below. The distinction of core services and auxiliary services depends on the importance.

Core serices includes:

  • :3D Modeling

  • MEP 3D Modeling

  • Structural 3D Modeling

  • Bill of Materials (BoM)

  • Laser scan to BIM

  • 3D Clash detecion

Auxiliary services includes:

  • Shop Drawings

  • As-built Drawings

  • Rendering Services

  • CAD Services

  • VR and AR Services

  • Project BIM Coordination

3D Modeling - Architectural, MEP, and Structural

We use our team of experts to build design 3D models of AMEPFS (Architectural, MEP, Fire protection, and Structural). 3D modeling ensures that the services are routed in a manner that is clash-free from structural components. 3D BIM models are the valuable asset in the projects in terms of improved visualization, clash detection, constructability analysis, and much more. Well organized 3D model offers the contractors and other trade partner an additional dimension and consistency during execution.

We build data-rich 3D models with high-precision including the minute details so that higher efficiency can achieved on-site.

Features of 3D models

Benefits of 3D modeling

Bill of Materials (BoM)

The Bill of Materials (BoM) is very important output of a BIM process. In-depth information in the accurately prepared BoM helps in ordering the parts leading to resource-saving. Our team of experts develop BoM from 3D models ensuring that any changes in the model gets accurately reflected in the BoM.

Typical contents of BoM

Point cloude laser 3D scanning

A reality capturing technique in construction, is fast becoming the future of construction. It involves the use of photo-detectors and sensors to get accurate coordinates of the structure without missing the minute details. Laser scanning devices can capture the exact shape and dimensions of a structure using the laser beams. We, at InfraGizmo, provide accurate and best-in-quality laser scanning services so that the data is both precise and reliable.

3D Clash Coordination

Clash coordination ensures a seamless detection and management of clashes between trades at preliminary stages in the BIM process. Clash coordination assists in achieving harmony between various trades in a project. Clash detection confirms that the trade model and federated model are accurately organized, and free from conflicts by tackling the tedious and sensible adjustment post the modeling phase. Thus, saving the time and money.

Clash detection tools

Shop drawings

Shop drawings are produced out of a coordinated BIM model utilyzing the conceptual design and specifications. These 2D shop drawings are the outcome of the well-cordinated BIM process. Shop drawings can be used to initiate layouts in the field by utilyzing the information in these drawings.

As-built drawings

As-built drawings are provided after the completion of the project. Project model is updated as per the field progress. Updates and changes are provided to the modeling team and latest models are provided to the owners based on the field changes. As-built models are replica of actual building and also acts as Digital twins of the finished building.

Rendering services

InfraGizmo provides high-quality photorealistic 3D renderings and helps transform your dreams into reality by offering you a virtual walk-throughs of the project, thereby, carefully interwinning your ideas/visions with 2D plan workflows. With our rendering services, we warrant a visually impacting virtual reality rxperience. We take pride in using all cutting-edge software like SkectUp, Autodesk 3ds Max, Enscape, Lumion, etc.

CAD Drafting Services

CAD drafting services allows you to convert all the project information, images, and data into a digital vector format. InfraGizmo offers a wide range of CAD design services at a compititive prices. Some of the drafting facilities include but are not limited to:

  • Rendering

  • 2D drawing

  • CAD digital conversion

  • Architectural drafting services

  • Floor plan design (2D and 3D)

  • Single family home design

  • Landscaping

  • Interior layout designs

  • 3D visualizations and walkthroughs

  • Services for residential, commercial, and restaurant design

Project BIM coordination

Identified clashes can cause a major outrun in th budget in any construction project, thus our dedicated team of BIM experts exclusively handles your coordination projects to help save on rework, time, and money. BIM clash identification, constructability reviews, and online 3D collaboration meetings are included in our suit of 3D coordination tools.

As your BIM coordination partners, we run the various stakeholders / subcontract models through a rigorous clash detection phase to ensure that all clashes are resolved in the 3D model itself. We run BIM coordination meetings on behalf of the owners / GC to keep all the involved discipline on track with the time and constructability of the project, resulting in a smooth and cost-effective solution that can be simply handed over to the field teams for installation. We offer the following services in our BIM coordination suit:

  • BIM Execution Plan creation

  • Coordination between structural and architectural elements

  • Inter-trade clash detection and coordination

  • Coordination between MEPF elements with structural and architectural elements

  • Run BIM clash coordination meetings with trades on behalf of the GC team

  • Act as a liason between the design team and the trade partners in getting quick resolution of querries and RFI

  • Project documentation and handover