The complexity and rapid paced development of today’s projects are challenging the industry to find new, innovative approaches to project delivery. Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Design have emerged as high-tech, process transformational methods to address some of these challenges. BIM based project delivery enables owners, contractors, consultants, and other stake holders to visualise and understand evolving designs and collaboration issues as never before. The design and construction process can be improved by enabling early identification and resolution of discipline coordination problems through a comprehensive technology based coordination and clash detection process.
Our team provides a technology based coordination process that leverages the geometry information and other data contained in the individual 3D discipline models developed for the project. Our solution uses a combination of the Navisworks technology framework and other internally developed resources to provide a managed approach to interference detection and change control. This process can provide a suitable framework for clash detection and subsequent management of interference resolution issues.