BIM coordination is the process of bringing together BIM models across disciplines and resolving any conflicts that occur between them. If ductwork crosses electrical wires, for example, a BIM coordinator will use clash detection to identify the issue and review solutions with the coordination team.

  1. What Is BIM Coordination?

    • BIM coordination refers to the process of integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) models across different disciplines (such as architectural, structural, and MEP) and resolving any conflicts that arise between them.
    • For example, if ductwork intersects with electrical wires in the model, a BIM coordinator identifies this clash and works with the coordination team to find solutions.
  2. Key Aspects of BIM Coordination Services:

    • Convert 2D Drafts to 3D BIM Models: BIM coordinators transform 2D architectural and structural drafts into detailed 3D Revit BIM models.
    • MEP Coordination Drawings: They create coordination drawings that align mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems with architectural and structural elements.
    • 3D Coordination Models: BIM coordinators develop comprehensive 3D models that integrate architectural, structural, and MEP layouts. These models facilitate collaboration and clash detection.
    • Intelligent Building Plans: BIM coordination includes developing construction sequencing plans and estimating costs based on the coordinated BIM models.
  3. Benefits of BIM Coordination:

    • Clash Detection: Identifying clashes early in the design phase helps prevent costly construction delays.
    • Enhanced Collaboration: BIM coordination fosters effective communication among project stakeholders.
    • Accurate Installation: Precise MEP shop drawings ensure efficient on-site installation.
    • Seamless Project Delivery: Coordinated models lead to smoother project execution.
  4. BIM Coordination Process:

    • Step 1: Model Integration: Combine 3D models from various disciplines (architectural, structural, MEP) using BIM software (e.g., Autodesk Navisworks, Trimble MEP, or Solibri).
    • Step 2: Clash Detection: Identify clashes (intersections, overlaps, conflicts) within the integrated model.
    • Step 3: Collaboration: Work with the coordination team to resolve clashes and optimize designs.
    • Step 4: Documentation: Generate accurate MEP shop drawings and other necessary documentation for construction.

BIM coordination services enhance collaboration, reduce errors, and contribute to successful projects.

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