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Model-based design / BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is rapidly expanding throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction industry as the foundation for a more effective project delivery.

Careful and appropriate integration of BIM efforts during planning, development, and detailed design supports improved collaboration and visualization among owners, stakeholders, and contractors. This in turn leads to increased value during the execution stage of a project, including more efficient planning, procurement, and execution, resulting in cost optimization and risk reduction.

Mott MacDonald has developed a robust database of proprietary content with regard to the various sectors, practices, and clients that enables our design teams to deliver more than just a 3D model.

BIM capabilities within Mott MacDonald include Site/Civil, Architectural, Structural, Process Mechanical, Utilities, and MEP. Projects utilizing BIM technology range from heavy civil and industrial infrastructure to commercial structures and linear work. Mott MacDonald is committed to using BIM to deliver projects in larger infrastructure facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, underground structures, pump stations, dams, bridges, and tunnels.

Using BIM technology Mott MacDonald can assist in providing multiple benefits over the life cycle of a project.

Project development benefits

  • Project cost optimization through detailed quantification and tolerance definition
  • Operation optimization through integrated analysis and systems evaluations.
  • Risk transfer/mitigation by identifying key challenges and coordination items
  • Assisting with owner obligations such as public outreach, stakeholder negotiations, and early works with rapid visualizations and virtual construction simulations.

Preconstruction & project delivery efforts

  • Construction scheduling and phasing;
  • Constructibility reviews
  • Automated fabrication and shop drawing generation
  • Quantity takeoff / cost estimating
  • Construction tracking (as-built modeling)
  • Clash detection / interference checking
  • Quality assurance modeling / checking

Postconstruction implementation:

  • Asset management
  • Data aggregation / integration

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