MODULAR BIM MODELING
Modular buildings are structures constructed using prefabricated building sections. These segments that are fabricated offsite using lean manufacturing techniques, usually in plants or manufacturing units before the actual commencement of the projects are called modules. These factory-built modules are transported to the site only at the appropriate time and are assembled together to complete the project. The modules may consist of anything ranging from a few structural elements, parts of a room to an entire room and may or may not have electrical, mechanical and plumbing components. Modular construction may be done for an entire building or as subassemblies for larger structures.
We offer our highly specialized modular BIM modeling services to fabricators, general contractors as well as builders and have a trained team that has a core expertize in this task. The 3D coordination process involves defining the locations for the various components of building systems and poses a challenge in resolution of clashes in congested areas for the very reason that there is not much of a leeway for moving the elements around.
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We can assure you of the following advantages when you opt for BIM in your modular construction projects:
Presentation: The generated 3D module models can be rendered to perfection and used for presentation purposes to builders, main contractors and owners.
Better visualization: The 3D model of building modules allows you to visualize them before fabrication and gives you a clearer picture of the modules’ geometry and location in relation to each other.
Clash detection & resolution: The 3D visualization feature of the BIM model can greatly help spot clashes and resolve them easily.
Shop & Fabrication drawings: Detailed and coordinated shop drawings of the modules can be easily extracted from the module BIM models.
Construction scheduling: Construction sequencing can be generated from the modular BM model for material orders, fabrication, delivery as well as installation.
Quantity take-off & Costing: Allows quantity take off & cost estimate of the modules to be generated from the BIM model.
Enhanced collaboration: Utilization of BIM technology in the design, manufacturing, transportation and construction of multi-storied modular buildings will enhance the integration level of all aspects of the project and thus increase the collaboration between different units.
Increased data exchange: BIM provides a strong platform to support the interchange and information exchange among different phases to make implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) possible.
Sustainability: Allows simultaneous generation of CD set, exterior & interior as well as MEP elements of the modules and thus provides the ability to design multi-story modular buildings at early stages of the design process which in turn improves the sustainability of the project, as the dismantled modular units can be reused.