Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Imagine using technology to look at a building – even stand inside one of its rooms – before it is built. Imagine being able to resolve design conflicts prior to mobilizing the jobsite.  Imagine the power of project drawings being at the fingertips of construction staff through the use of handheld computers.  Imagine being able to review and visualize a project while standing on the jobsite.

We do it every day.

Bryan Construction utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design to view project conditions prior to start of construction.  This allows us to pass along cost savings ideas through constructability reviews, prefabrication opportunities, clash detection in key building elements, and virtual mock-ups.  The use of virtual design and BIM takes construction to a new level, and ultimately produces benefits to our clients, designers, trade partners and team members.

The use of technology advancements such as tablets and iPads allow our teams to plan and supervise on the go. Productivity and schedules are increased, producing a measureable gain in efficiency and cost-reduction, and keeping us mindful of the customer’s time and money.

A list of the services and expertise we offer include:

3-D site logistics planning – Assisting in site traffic flow, deliveries, field office placement and pedestrian impact.

Prefabrication opportunities – The prefabrication of key assemblies in a controlled environment that are later brought to the jobsite for installation increases productivity on site and decreases the potential for defects.

Virtual Mock-ups – Enable all team members to visualize key components and areas of building prior to the space or assembly being constructed.   This assists in key design and client decisions.

Clash Detection/Assembly Coordination – Allows us to coordinate trades and flow of work prior to starting the project.  We know early in design about any electrical, structural or mechanical conflicts, and they are resolved before the first shovel of dirt is turned.

Utilizing the virtual design and construction process improves planning and communication, which in turn positively influences safety, cost and quality on our projects.