Building Information Modeling (BIM)

3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most useful tools in our industry for field coordination. BIM is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight to help you plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM helps streamline workflow and maintain more accurate information. The technology keeps a project moving forward more predictably for the owner/designer/construction manager teams through exchange and coordination of construction documents.

Benefits of BIM include:

  • Accurate budgets and schedule
  • Avoids estimating errors and improves understanding
  • Detects design flaws
  • Owner can visualize spaces better and refine their functional requirements at an early design phase
  • Dimensional discrepancy issues on drawings are detected early-saves time and money on field layout
  • Clash detection enabled
  • No additional cost to owner

How Riley Can Help

Riley Construction uses 3D MEP coordination for all major projects. We utilize Autodesk Navisworks & Revit software to build the project virtually and address constructability issues before any construction begins. Our fully collaborative approach to project coordination includes working with key subcontractors, design teams,owners and facility departments. The holistic approach ensures that all project stakeholders’ needs are addressed.

We have saved our clients millions of dollars by identifying and rectifying system clashes before construction started.

We employ a full-time Construction Technology Manager who utilizes BIM throughout a project to coordinate the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEP-FP) systems. In addition to providing valuable input during the design phase, he runs clash detection from the BIM models for the coordination drawings, thus minimizing field conflicts and allowing the schedule to be expedited or fast-tracked.