Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction (VDC), and Computer-aided Design (CAD)
Commercial Service uses these complementary technologies and processes to establish the most effective information sharing. Providing a clear understanding and collaboration that will help to expedite and enhance the construction and design of your project.
BIM - Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
VDC - Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) uses BIM models to plan the construction process from beginning to end. It focuses on the construction planning of the BIM model and includes elements such as budget, cost estimation and scheduling.
CAD - Computer-aided design and drafting (CAD), is technology for design and technical documentation, which replaces manual drafting with an automated process.
Evolving owner requirements in Sustainability (LEED), reimagining existing facilities and infrastructure, along with the pursuit of cost saving measures have driven innovation and change in the Construction industry over the last decade. At the heart of this shift has been the expansion of technology into everyday tasks. As projects become more complex and expensive, there are tools and processes being embraced today enabling this change.
BIM & VDC Technology driven workflows have been integrated into the daily work at Commercial Service and have reshaped project delivery. It is this rethinking that has allowed Commercial Service to meet and exceed the demands of clients while providing guidance on the application of this technology and the associated processes.
What are the benefits?
- Increased collaboration and communication
- Increased safety with prefabrication and better logistical planning
- Reduction in RFI and change orders
- Identify cost Savings for owners
- Improved project scheduling
- Increased coordination between design and construction trades
- Preliminary constructability analysis reducing rework
- Improved construction productivity combating labor shortage issues
- (As-Built) Deliverables provide comprehensive dataset for FM utilization