The services listed below show a very sequential implementation plan for BIM software. These services can be provided as a complete implementation service, or you can select which service best suits the immediate needs for your company.
deprocess can work with your firm to aid in the deployment of your building information modeling (BIM) specific software. Deciding to move into a BIM environment from the traditional 2D production environment is a good step in the right direction, however, knowing how to make that leap can be daunting. Knowing how to configure software to access shared network locations among the client machines within an office is essential to keep everyone working on a project on the same page.
BIM software relies on specific assets such as, families, shared parameters, and material libraries which can take years to configure and establish based off of your companies specific production process. We have helped several companies establish their BIM workflow by providing these initial assets so that their office has all the information they need to get started in the BIM environment.
Getting everyone in your office up to speed with the latest BIM software and processes is essential. We can create a custom training schedule for your employees based on your projects and deliverables. We have worked with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to educate their staff not only in BIM software but also the new integrated process that is vital to the success of the BIM. We have trained offices in person through intense two week training classes or online through web hosted video tutorials. Currently we have basic introduction tutorials on our site that can serve as an example of both the accessibility and scope of online training.
We are more than willing to provide either, or both, training solutions.
Jumping into the BIM process can be a frustrating experience as the process is so novel compared to previous delivery methods. As we are actively involved in the development of the software that is used on a daily basis in the AEC community, we can provide clear, helpful assistance to users whenever they run into issues while working with unfamiliar software. While there is an active community online supporting this new software, a majority of the technical issues that people encounter are specific to the project they are working on. This makes these online resources useful on a case by case basis.
We can provide support to our clients over the phone or via live web based screen sharing software. We are invested in our clients successful implementation and use of BIM software.
In order for a building information model to be used successfully it must be constructed using a set of standards that are informed by the completion of several projects. Knowing how to build and assign assets to content within a BIM model is essential to creating a useful BIM model. Assets like shared parameters, linked models, nested families, and model templates are all important to have under a comprehensive standard that all stakeholders have both an understanding and have input upon.
We have worked with large scale building programs that involve the input of architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and estimators to develop a useful set of modeling standards that can be applied to a project of any scale. These standards allow users at every phase of the model to participate in the creation of content in a consistent and predictable manner.
Using BIM correctly relies heavily on your companies internal standards, however, in order for a an integrated model to be successful the model must interface with all the stakeholders in the project. We have worked with architects and engineers to ensue they they are sharing models regularly and at very specific benchmarks within the life of the project. Being able to clearly set out the file sharing process and standards from schematic design through construction administrations will ensure that everyone working on the project has a clear understanding of the design intent.
This process know how also extends into other project specific workflows such as estimating, rendering, scheduling, and client presentations. Being able to use the BIM model in as many different roles as possible will ensure consistency of information as well as a greater return on investment.
Objectively evaluating a companies BIM projects is essential to understanding what aspects of the firms process needs adjusting to effectively deliver a BIM project. Occasionally firms having issues delivering BIM projects contact us to determine what exactly they are missing from their BIM process. By sending their latest BIM models to deprocess companies can receive objective well informed evaluations of their deliverables. We apply our experience to their models offering solutions to problems they are having with a specific feature or process.