Why Create BIM Models?

Improve information flow by sharing one digital data source – the BIM model.

Miscommunication and mistakes can plague construction projects and create a budget overrun. How can you begin to fix these issues? By creating BIM models.

The Advantages of BIM Models

Modeling is an excellent collaboration tool. Team members work from the same database file, so everyone sees the changes. And, when using REVIT, edits made to a model automatically update all related components in the file.

Models can help point out design conflicts ahead of time, reducing on-site changes, keeping your project on schedule and budget.

The detailed data found in models help project managers better estimate costs, coordinate supply deliveries, and establish and track milestones.

Modeling helps improve communication and expectations by gathering and managing all the building information across the entire project lifecycle.

How to utilize 3D scanning to create BIM models

3D scanning is a critical contributor for creating BIM models for as-builts and existing conditions projects.

3D scanning allows you to utilize your staff and your time efficiently. What traditionally takes multiple workers several days using a tape measure and camera is done at a fraction of the time with 3D scanning. In most cases, scanning an existing site requires only one person, and depending on the size of the site, at a minimum, one to two days to complete.

The Leica scanner captures images and measurements in a matter of seconds. And with their accompanying tablet software, scans can be registered and stitched together on-site. Then once back at the office, you can bring the point cloud file into REVIT to create your model for sharing.