BIM provides a innovative and comprehensive way of designing for contractors, engineers and architects. The model-based process is more economical and causes less environmental impact. As projects have become more elaborate and complex, small and large firms are finding value using BIM. Check out the infographic after the jump to get a better understanding of BIM’s benefits and misconceptions.
A Look Back at 2015 and Connected Collaboration
As we move into 2016, it is a time for many to pause and take note of what has transpired in the past year–what goals we accomplished, what growth we experienced, areas where we may have fallen short. It is also a time to start looking toward the coming year and contemplate aspirations for 2016.
New BIM Guideline in Development
A new building information modeling (BIM) guideline is being developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The goal? To help teams use BIM during design, construction, and operations, allowing for better support for facility performance requirements and uniform deliveries of BIM projects across markets. Check out the full article here.
Job Well Done—Ahead of Schedule
McKenney’s installed a 900-ton air-cooled chilled water plant and associated distribution system for a new 1.5MW data center in Alpharetta, Georgia.
A Central District Water Plant
McKenney’s helped revive a multi-stage project—including a central district water plant—for the Buckhead Atlanta luxury destination.
BIM Keeps Project on Track
McKenney’s installed a highly complex HVAC system at the Riverside EpiCenter multipurpose venue—a facility designed to serve its members and the community.
We are combining building information modeling (BIM) with our industry-leading capabilities and superior processes in ways that provide multiple benefits for our customers. By leveraging the latest technologies and resources, we are able to produce accurate and detailed 3-D models, which are used for virtual construction, coordination and clash detection between trades and prefabrication. In addition, dynamic fly-through models allow … Read More
Navigating the Waters between Design and Construction
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has promised to streamline the process from design to fabrication to operation in the built environment. Is this the current reality of our market? Are we able to truly leverage this promise with the current workflows and proficiencies of today’s participants and tools? At the request and direction of the owner and architectural community, a large … Read More
The Safety of Building Information Modeling
Safety is a priority for many in the construction industry because it is widely recognized that our people are the most valuable asset in our organizations. At the end of each day, we want to send each and every one of them home to their families without injury or harm. We provide PPE and safety training, lead teams in “flex-n-stretch,” … Read More
BIM: The Virtual Jobsite
Would you send your superintendent and team to a jobsite without a schedule, tools, or materials? How successful would you expect them to be? I would expect the answers to be, “No” and “Not very.” Yet our industry equips most of our BIM teams in exactly this way.