What is BIM?
Building Information Modeling is the process of Analyzing, Designing, Modeling and Documenting a Building t throughout its life cycle. One of the many advantages of BIM is that a building is constructed twice, first virtually then physically. The virtual model is obviously a lot less expensive to build than a physical structure and this is when the faulty design, clashes, cost savings, etc. may be addressed. The advantages of this over traditional CAD Drafting is being able to Virtually construct a building with not only with its geometry, but with information embedded within those elements, virtual Ductwork, virtual Windows, all possessing intelligent properties as opposed to CAD lines that merely represent Walls, Ductwork, Windows etc. As such, vital building data such as energy consumption, cost and constructability are all self contained and generated from within this Building Information Model.
What is IPD?
Integrated Project Delivery is the integration and collaboration of the different construction disciplines early in the design phase. Although BIM is not always necessarily paired with IPD, otherwise known as little BIM, Big BIM or BIM paired with IPD, enables architects and engineers to spot any discrepancies earlier, rather than later. One of the many advantages of Big BIM, is the ability to check for and manage interferences between trades digitally instead than the arduous and inefficient method of plotting plans, sending to the respective trades, redlining and then addressing. Here is a great diagram from Autodesk, illustrating the benefits of Integrated Project Delivery.
Who is Miami BIM?
We are a team of Architects, Professional MEP Engineers, Certified General Contractors and Designers offering unquestionable expertise and knowledge in the AEC industry to provide our clients with an unparalleled experience in the Building Information Modeling arena.
Miami BIM is here to provide consulting, training, engineering and design services. We can assist firms, owners, architects, contractors and engineers make this revolutionary transition from CAD Drafting to Building Information Modeling. We are also willing to work in an IPD team environment with other firms. For parties wishing to outsource partial or full building plans to us for a complete Building Information Model, including, but not limited to construction documents, we can assist with this as well. Our tools of choice are Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP and Autodesk 3ds Max Design.