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BIM-based formwork modeling taking the construction industry to the next level. At Hitech CADD Services, we are experts at creating error-free BIM 3D formwork models that allow for a hassle-free and seamless construction cycle. With benefits like reduced rework and lower carbon footprint, our formwork models are known to enable the most accurate pour cycles. Watch this video to see how we achieved 20% time savings while ensuring 100% quality for a 22-storeyed Netherlands-based project.
Formwork has a fundamental role in concrete construction. Construction concrete contractors have gained more accuracy and efficiency by using a constructible 3D model. BIM-based formwork modeling allows structural contractors to preemptively resolve issues with formwork size and shape. It allows contractors to examine formwork elements in reference to other building elements and examine their correlation in a 360-degree view. Read on to learn more about BIM-based formwork modeling.
BIM plays a key role in helping contractors achieve high project efficiencies through reduced costs, lesser rework, and timely deliveries. Check out this blog and know the common problems faced by contractors during the pre-construction stage and how adopting BIM during the early stages of design can help overcome these challenges.
Modular construction is a process wherein structural modules can be fabricated and assembled in an offsite factory, and then moved to the actual onsite location for installation. The use of modular construction with BIM helps construction firms reduce project schedules, drive higher construction quality, improve site safety, and reduce environmental impact. This article discusses smart planning and construction with modular units supported by BIM.
Legacy construction technologies are unable to cope with modern building needs for Formwork design. Concrete designing, manufacturing, and installation require advanced preconstruction tools like BIM for structural contractors to resolve issues quickly for formwork dimensions and technicalities. Read the article to learn how BIM modeling supports structural contractors with accurate planning, quick TAT, high-quality formwork deliverables, and more.
Improvements in schedule, better cost performance, lower onsite rework, enhanced quality, etc. are some of the strong points of using BIM for prefab and precast. Automation, 3D IFC models, clash detection, accurate BOQs, etc. are BIM processes and tools that can be utilized for prefab and precast planning, detailing, fabrication, and installation. Check out this infographic to understand the advantages of BIM for prefab and precast for modern construction.
Concrete contractors can reap numerous advantages through the use of BIM. Greater constructability through formwork in 3D, accurate material quantities, clear communication, productive formwork planning, etc. are some of the top advantages of BIM for concrete contractors. The use of BIM-based workflows has taken formwork operations to the next level with streamlined workflows, enhanced accuracy, and greater collaboration in the preconstruction stage.
Drive enhanced efficiencies for your prefab/ precast projects using BIM. Hitech CADD Services specializes in creating information-rich models that are accurate, and precise and offer a deeper understanding of your buildings and structures. Using BIM, we create accurate and precise 3D precast models to ensure you get a hassle-free on-site installation process. Our 3D BIM models allow for zero material wastage and a lower carbon footprint as well.
Rework mitigation, collaboration, enhanced productivity, better material tracking, seamless onsite installation and more are trademarks of formwork reinforced through BIM. Outsourcing formwork planning and detailing enhance project success through greater margins. The enhanced visualization through 3D BIM models, with reduced production time as well as high quality of deliverables, are some of the benefits provided by BIM-based formwork. Check out the infographic for more information.
The construction industry has used 2D CAD drawings for a long time for building planning, design, and construction. But it has its own set of advantages. The rise of advanced digital platforms like BIM has allowed stakeholders to collaborate beyond designs and be on the same page. By using precast detailing reinforced with BIM gives the industry a plethora of benefits and raises overall project efficiencies.
With so many advancements in construction, prefabrication has proven capabilities to provide contractors and construction companies with high-impact benefits. Some of the benefits include quick project execution, cost reduction, better adaptability, lower site disruption, and more. Since the prefabricated modules are prepared in a factory, they are weatherproof and increase a building’s longevity and sustainability. Check out this infographic for more information.
BIM facilitated modular formwork construction is a quicker and smarter way to improve productivity, reduce material waste, decrease field installation time while gaining better execution and site-safety. The major advantage of using BIM for Formwork planning and detailing is acquiring accurate formwork data in the early stages to gain greater control. Identifying problems before they occur on the field, communicating accurate data to the field, etc. helps structural contractors save money, time.
Structural 3D BIM models for precast concrete modeling and detailing provides higher visualization, augmented accuracy, accurate cost estimation, and construction sequencing. This case study shows the advantages of adopting 3D BIM modeling and Rebar shop drawings with 5mm coordination for M60 concrete grade. The use of 3D BIM models ensured quick TAT, 100% accuracy, the enhanced manufacturing quality of precast elements, cost savings, and more.
With the right BIM processes and tools, concrete contractors will continue to enhance formwork processes. Precise planning and estimation, greater management of high-quality data, and connected coordination and collaboration are some of the advantages of formwork planning for complex construction projects. Read the following article on how BIM supports formwork planning to help contractors achieve efficiencies of scale for construction.
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Structural steel detailing is the deciding phase in imparting strength to structures, buildings, roofs, etc. and construction industry professionals’ work is based on accuracy of steel detailing process. Given this fact, it is important that engineers and contractors are clear about what the process is in its entirety. Find out more here about the process - the why, what and how of structural steel detailing.