Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the generation and management of information about a building during its entire life cycle. BIM is facilitated by a suite of technologies and processes that integrate to form the ‘model’ (essentially a database) at the heart of which is an object based 3D representation of each building element. The model is the single point of truth for the project.
PDC is an industry leading provider of BIM Management Consultancy Services whose clients range from Project Owners, Government, Industry Organizations and General Construction Contractors.
BIM Management of all project participants input, use and development of the model is integral to ensure the model remains the single point of truth. Part of PDC’s BIM Management service is governing of process and workflow management which is a collection of defined model uses, workflows, and modelling methods used to achieve specific, repeatable, and reliable information results from the model. The way the model is created, shared and when it is used impacts the effective and efficient use of BIM for desired project outcomes and decision support.
The 3D model itself accurately reflects the facility to be built and its accompanying database. Information can include properties of the material, exact size, acoustics, fire ratings, correct usage, company/vendor information and other related data.
BIM project success hinges on quality BIM Management.
Having the right people and technology aligned to deliver, PDC can provide a BIM management service to any project. Experience tells us that no two projects use the same approach to model based Facilities Management. PDC are adaptable and understands the flexibility required in working with the client and the Facilities Manager to scope and develop an appropriate system.
Key BIM Management Services:
PDC has led the forefront of Asset Information Modelling (AIM) and Data Management in the resources industry. Asset Information Modelling (AIM) is a powerful information and way finding solution most commonly embedded into Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) platforms.
It leverages the 3D design model to display complex asset data in an innovative and flexible way. The visually rich context provides a fast and intuitive interface that provides simplified data visualization for asset integrity and management functions. An extension of the technology is the application of accelerated inductions, training and safety functionality for field service staff.
PDC has experienced capability to assist in the Shutdown Execution by allowing Maintenance Planners to “virtually” execute the shut through the 3D model prior to actual execution to mitigate work-front and resource clashes, identify work orders that are incomplete and evaluate (spares/resources/permits/support equipment availability) Work Orders components now at a granular level.
PDC’s solution provides real-time analytics of shuts, instantaneous outage planning execution readiness, productivity ratios metrics, man hours, expenditure, emerging work, which work types / trades are ahead or behind program and measure your current maintenance performance against company benchmarks.
PDC has extensive experience in providing 4D Sequencing of 3D Models to provide powerful visualisation and construction planning. PDC has assisted many of our clients with complex sequencing and visualisation services to assist with:
PDC has extensive experience in modelling and integrating Infrastructure projects with BIM. The use of BIM in Infrastructure gives a diverse group of stakeholders a shared understanding of the project through a model-centric approach which keeps them connected to a more accurate and up-to-date view. Miscommunication, design errors, and, in turn, risk are mitigated while decision making is improved with the ability to use the model to simulate nearly all aspects of the project.
PDC can transform the entire process of developing, executing and managing infrastructure projects using BIM —initial surveying and data collection, environmental review, public participation, design and documentation, construction, and operations and maintenance. The model-centric approach enables planners, engineers, and designers to explore and validate innovative design ideas and what-if scenarios with project investors. Before ground is broken, all parties have a better understanding of scheduling (4D) and cost (5D), environmental impacts are assessed and understood, and the public can visualize what the project will look like at various stages of completion.
PDC uses a number of industry-leading software such as Autodesk Infraworks, Map 3D, Civil 3D, 12D and 3DS Max to integrate civil design and GIS data with BIM to create a visually realistic scenario. 3D modelling is useful for every stage of building, from planning through lifecycle management. Using Map 3D and Top-base software, various types of data can be collected and integrated in layers, including X,Y, and Z coordinates, geographic information system (GIS) data, parcel boundaries, and aerial photographs. Existing roads and buildings, as well as utilities, can be put into the model. As the model is constructed, detailed analyses can be performed. Importantly, analysis occurs concurrent with design, not post-design while data and relationships can be projected into the future.
PDC’s focus is to ensure that BIM leveraged project data delivers interoperability, collaboration and productivity across the project life cycle.
To assist us, PDC has an ongoing strategic partnership with iConstruct. iConstruct enables 3D elements from all areas of the construction, infrastructure and mining industries to be imported, integrated and standardised into single, data-rich 3D model within Navisworks, offering ongoing operational management with pinpoint accuracy. This advanced tool works in tandem with other 3D modelling software and acts as a project knowledge hub for all stakeholders, including internal workforces and outside contractors, saving time and money on resource intensive projects.
The solution can integrate with CAFM/CMMS and documentation systems to provide a seamless and enterprise wide configuration. It is user defined and easily configurable to customizable reporting for the multitude of disciplines that touch a project or asset. This allows asset owners and project decision makers to leverage quality information in a timely manner.
Better decision making faster.
PDC, utilizing Autodesk Revit, produce 4D BIM Model that have tools to assist a project from conception, through construction to full asset and facilities management.
The PDC Revit team offers modeling expertise on Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEPF and utilizes Navisworks Platforms to deliver effective BIM workflows. We also produce LOD 400-500 Revit families to clients as exact representations of their families to be used for project coordination, spatial analysis, facility management and clash detection within Navisworks with the aid of iConstruct.
PDC Key features from a Revit based model include:
Revit Family Creation Services
High quality Revit family modelling of:
When applicable, PDC families contain: