Building Information Modeling
Today’s designers and engineers use Building Information Modeling tools (BIM) to produce construction drawings, producing a hyper-accurate, digital representation of the project’s detailed geometry and specific tolerances, rendered in three dimensions.
Vertical Construction: Each element drawn in a BIM model is enhanced not only with additional dimensional and spatial information, but with specific details about its material, manufacture and finish. A very simple example is a door frame, which is drawn in 3 dimensions, will be tagged information about the hardware set, wall thickness, the door’s swing and paint color.
Horizontal Construction: Q&D’s specialized survey technology team develops three-dimensional underground models, mass-grading models, and delivers BIM as-builts for underground utilities.
Q&D will use the design model to more quickly gather data for estimating and as a critical tool for enhanced coordination between trades during preconstruction.