J.M. Wilkerson Construction utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) software on many projects. Understanding the importance of this technology for our industry, we have employees with experience understanding and utilizing BIM models for pricing, clarification and review. In addition, we work with our clients and design teams in the review of models for the betterment of the project.
BIM creates a dynamic 3D model of a project which aids in the concept, design, and construction process. It does this through the use of object-driven data which includes building geometry, spatial relationships, geographical information, quantities, and the properties of building components. This allows us to visualize, coordinate, predict costs, resolve conflicts, and extract data, before we actually start the construction process.
BIM has become a major part of our process from the pre-construction phase through final closeout, enabling the Owners, design team, and construction team to see the project in a 3D digital model, during all phases of construction. Being able to visualize the project at the conceptual phase, allows us to plan budgets, logistics, and phasing, as well as, to define the scope of work for the individual trades, scheduling around any conflicts seen in the model. This helps reduce costs that may have required rework, change orders, RFI’s, and delays to the project.
Software We Use
JMW utilizes the following programs:
- Revit Architecture
- Navis Works
- Revit Structure
- Auto CAD (Full Suite)
- Revit MEP
- Auto CAD Civil 3D
- 3DS Max Design