Technology increases efficiency and helps minimize changes, saving time and money.
Columbia uses building information modeling (BIM) technology such as Revit, Navisworks, Assemble Systems, BIM 360 Field, and Point-Cloud Laser Scanning to add value for our clients and to our construction management process. Throughout the design process, BIM helps us as we work with designers and engineers to ensure the owner’s budget and programming needs are achieved.
This technology increases efficiency and helps minimize changes once construction commences, saving time and money. Solving potential problems in a virtual environment, instead of addressing real problems in the field, is less expensive and allows subcontractors to prefabricate materials offsite. The result is a savings in time, increased safety, and decreased expense.
Due to the evolving nature of these systems, we are continually evaluating our BIM workflow to optimize the way we use these technologies with the goal of enhancing processes for each project. The implementation of BIM fosters collaboration among design disciplines, facilitating an on-budget and on-time project with few surprises. The result of this highly-detailed process is ultimately a more cost-effective project.