Using BIM Technology to spot problems earlier and solve them faster, by Julio Salazar
"I have always liked detective movies and shows. The ability to find hints, read the scene, uncover patterns, and decipher the sequence of events to find the answer to the ultimate question: “Who benefits from this crime?” has fascinated me since my childhood."
"When I started my engineering studies, I was somehow shocked to see how similar the mindset was between solving a crime and coordinating projects. Of course, everything is there for a reason, and there is always an explanation for everything. But it takes discipline, observation, and outside-the-box thinking to make every piece fit so that we can see the whole picture at the end of the day."
Orange Flats render, developed by MCAP Partners.
How does this help in our work today?
"MCAP, a renowned developer in Hollywood led by Alex Massachi focused on leveraging a vertically integrated approach to project development, brought us on board to perform a BIM Coordination routine during Pre-Construction, working together with their Construction Manager, Turner and Townsend."
"Our Clash Detection process began upgrading existing BIM models and developing the missing models. Our team of architects, engineers, and construction managers reviewed the drawings and worked with our BIM Managers to run analytical routines to detect issues."
"Once we merged all models, we brought Sherlock® to speed up the process of identifying hot spots. In this case, we were able to bring to the table a few matters that needed attention, such as piping conflicts in the basement, drops in balconies, technical shafts in corridors, and ceiling heights to accommodate piping and equipment."
One of the analyzed floors of Orange Flats with Corbis Heatmap analysis.
"One thing to mention is that based on the process findings, the mechanical equipment was re-sized, avoiding a costly and time-consuming situation later during construction."
"We enjoy this kind of work, especially when there is room for open conversations about these issues and a genuine will to resolve them, working together collaboratively."
To learn more about Sherlock®, see https://flypaper.com/sherlock/