Accurate Clash Detection Through Computerized Analysis
Benefits of Clash Detection Services
Clash detection is the process of realizing conflicts of a new design project through a computerized analysis using multiple 3D models. Finding these clashes is vital as they could severely impact the construction process causing design changes, increased material costs, delays, and budget overruns. Our expert clash detection service will help you reduce project errors in ongoing or completed model work before construction begins.
Utilizing our clash detection services will yield the following benefits:
◊ Reduces material waste overall costs.
◊ Provides more accurate estimates in all stages of construction.
◊ Reduces errors and mitigates risk.
◊ Improves scheduling and sequencing.
◊ Increases productivity and speeds up the construction process.
Our Clash Detection Process
An array of disciplines come together to work on different aspects of a construction project, like electrical and plumbing. Using the architect’s base model as a starting point, we create separate models containing the design of each discipline’s system. Utilizing our 3D coordination capabilities, we will integrate the separate models into one as-designed model so that computerized clash detection processes can be carried out.
There are 3 main types of clashes that our service seeks to identify through this process:
This is when two elements share the same space and pass through each other.
These clashes occur when elements encroach into geometric tolerances of other elements.
These clashes involve contractor scheduling, equipment, and material delivery, and workflow timeline conflicts.
Any clashes that are identified will be presented to stakeholders via a report from which the design team can determine who and what needs to be changed before construction can begin.
From Start to Finish
Our team utilizes the latest surveying technology to capture our data and produce all our outputs. Using the latest software tools, including AutoCAD and Revit, everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing the relevant drawings, plans, and reports. The equipment we use is state-of-the-art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drones).
Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process whereby an independent audit is performed to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.
Our overall clash detection process works like this:
◊ We have an initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
◊ Agree on the scope of work.
◊ A site visit is organized with one of our technicians who will bring the necessary data collection equipment.
◊ All data collected at the site is then processed via our team located at our headquarters in Santa Clarita.
◊ All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed.
◊ All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit formats.
◊ We can also create a 3D scan or virtual tour of your property to create a fully interactive view of a site.
As-builts are sets of detailed drawings that reflect modifications made during the construction process of buildings that deviates from the original design. They document what the existing conditions are and can be produced as a 2D drawing set or a 3D model showing size, shape, and location.
The final sets of as-built drawings can be useful for design, construction, renovation, asset management, and building records as they hold important information, such as:
◊ Design changes
◊ Field changes
◊ Any modification to the final project
If you have 3D models of your site, then you can create site safety procedures as well as maintenance zoning requirements.
MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. MEP as-built drawings are an essential process in any project, especially to maintain a project’s lifecycle after construction has ended. In order to do that, high-quality and accurate MEP drawings are used to help communicate information regarding the construction, installation, and function of MEP components by utilizing familiar symbols, units of measurement, and notation systems.
BIM For Fabrication
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling, which is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project throughout its entire life cycle using a combination of information-rich 3D models and associated structured data such as product, execution, and handover information. BIM-based practices promote the integration of design, manufacturing, and construction processes. This enables higher transparency, better collaboration, and interoperability among stakeholders in the digital fabrication process.
Drone Site Mapping
Drone mapping is an aerial survey conducted by a drone and specialist cameras, which can include RGB (for photogrammetry), multispectral, thermal or LiDAR sensors. This combination of drones and high-resolution cameras enables the collection of highly-accurate data that can help to build high-resolution, centimeter-accurate 3D and 2D maps and models extremely quickly.
Building Energy Analysis
Running a building energy analysis allows you to measure a building’s energy performance by calculating how well the integration of that building’s form, systems, and envelope performs under the surrounding environmental conditions. Performing this analysis on a building design through all phases helps to ensure that you are constantly working towards the most energy-efficient building possible. Energy simulation can help analyze the movement of energy in, out, and through the rooms and volumes in a building model. This information can help designers make better informed, cost-effective decisions that improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of buildings.