AWC offers project profitability without compromising quality. In order to build a better product and to reduce costs, design and construction departments are fully integrated to carefully understand the project. All design and construction documents are created using BIM (Building Information Modeling) with 3D virtual softwares that verify constructability, material take-off and path of the schedule.
Coordination between plan and construction can be challenging. The traditional 2D drawing-based process can hide some construction conflicts and is often difficult to follow for project participants. Identification and resolution of issues often requires a great deal of technical skill and experience. We use 3D Building Information Models to make the process easy to understand for all project participants. The ease in which issues can be identified and presented helps to facilitate communication among the trades and leads to a more proactive interference resolution. The 3D virtual software is a valuable asset that can be performed during both the pre-construction and the construction phases.
Our designers, architects and subcontractors create 3D models based on their design documents. These models are then uploaded to a common server. AWC integrates the design, discipline and trade specific models into a consolidated 3D-model, and from this integrated model, creates Clash Reports. Our team meets to identify problems and discuss solutions, the designs are revised and their 3D models are submitted to the next iteration. This process is repeated until all involved parties are convinced that the project has no flaws.
By taking the schedule into account, AWC adds another dimension to the models. These 4D models help to visualize the construction process and allow all project participants to review, understand and optimize the sequence of the construction operations and respect the schedule.
BIM refers to a dynamic, 3D digital model -or models- of a building that has information embedded in the digital building elements. BIM can be used to establish a comprehensive model of the quantities of a construction project. Model Based Estimating systems allow estimators to assign properties to 3D building elements. By using Model Based Estimating system, estimators can easily extract quantities, identify constructability issues and create cost estimates.
There are two main benefits of Model Based Estimating: Firstly, they tie the scope and the quantities of a project to a price of the estimate very clearly; using such systems, it is easy to ensure that the scope and the elements visually represented in the 3D model are also represented in the estimate.Secondly, Model Based Estimating systems allow estimators to efficiently manage scope changes and ensure that the changed scope is then correctly represented in the estimate.