Building information Modelling is one area where the Precast Industry and in particular Banagher Precast Concrete are ahead of the curve. Over the past 10 years it has become standard practice for us to carry out design, analysis, drafting and detailing using 3D software.
We regard these tools as essential for the successful completion of a project. Designing and building using precast concrete elements involves the complete drafting and detailing of a structure long before installation work begins on site as opposed to traditional building which involves a large degree of designing as you build.
With the introduction of design packages such as Revit, offsite design and construction has been taken to a new level. The culture of having every aspect of a structure planned and approved which has long been part of the precast industry is now been adopted by the entire construction industry. The many benefits of BIM include clash detection, design coordination across all disciplines from design analysis to construction programming, from interfacing with design team and subcontractors to estimating and surveying.
We continue to reap the rewards of embracing this technology and using it to the advantage of the Client, Main Contractor, Design and construction Teams ensuring successful completion of projects while giving whole life value to every structure.Google+