By Marcelo Cariddi, Construction Manager
The greater the complexity of a project, the greater the chances of encountering various inconveniences or problems that could have been foreseen in earlier phases through Design Coordination services. Here is where the design coordination expert appears to add value, detecting issues before they come to light.
88The greater the complexity of a project, the greater the chances of encountering various inconveniences or problems that could have been foreseen in earlier phases through Design Coordination services. Here is where the design coordination expert appears to add value, detecting issues before they come to light.
For the seamless development of a project, it is necessary to identify its most relevant pieces and understand how they interact with each other, coordinating and making them work efficiently. A comprehensive Design Coordination approach considers the different actors, facilities, methodologies, regulations and all the elements involved in a project.
Clash Detection is one of the main services of Design Coordination. It allows to coordinate the layout of all the systems involved in a project, managing to identify the interferences that could occur between them. This implies being clear about the route and location of all the wiring, pipes, networks, ducts and other physical elements that are going to be installed and handled by the construction team and its specialists.
The work of these experts is also contemplated within the coordination efforts, so they are in sync with the interferences detected into the MEP facilities and the needs of a project.
It is important to bear in mind that implementing this service at the design development stage, allows you to anticipate typical scenarios at the construction phase, and prevent a large number of frequent inconveniences, achieving significant cost and time savings.
Implementing Clash detection at the design development stage allows you to anticipate typical scenarios at the construction phase
Our team has provided Clash Detection services for many residential projects located in Los Angeles. The highlight of all the cases was the detection of critical coordination issues, avoiding cost overruns and delays.
Orange Flats is a 43,000 Sq. Ft. multi- family project located in Hollywood, designed by Office Untitled, developed by MCAP Partners, and with Turner and Townsend as its Construction Manager.
Our team was in charge of performing a One-Round BIM Clash detection process based on the Revit models provided by the client design consultants.
Corbis team added value and helped us to maximize the project’s construction site with their BIM expertise and coordination skills.
Uniting efforts with MCAP and all the stakeholders allowed us to identify and solve conflicts in anticipation. This way, construction stayed on budget, and the number of RFIs was significantly reduced at that stage.
After reviewing all the material sent by the client, we presented a report where we informed the interferences that could become the most critical, along with recommendations and possible solutions to speed up the pace of the project. The early detection of coordination issues between the MEP facilities helped to save money and time.
We can help you see the big picture of your project –the facilities, consultant's schedules and every single stakeholder involved, from start to finish of the whole project life cycle. Our team is trained to implement Clash Detection and other valuable services such as Plan Coordination Review.
These services allow you to resolve typical and critical issues before the construction stage, saving you money, time, and many headaches.