As a multidisciplinary consultancy, we often use BIM technology to detect clashes on behalf of our clients but we have also adopted internal clash detection procedures to be ahead of the game.
Caulmert secures many Civils & Structures packages where we are required to submit models to Main Contractors who will undertake their own clash detection. Instead of submitting individual models, we like to iron out any clashes internally first.
We create Civil and Structural models using AEC collection software such as Revit and Civils3D before exporting these to Navisworks where the models are combined to provide a complete picture of the Civil and Structural interface. Clashes are identified, analysed and a report produced which we submit to the Contractor. This means we pick-up and mitigate any construction risks before the models even reach the design team meeting.
Submitting ‘right-first-time’ models gives confidence to our clients and means the construction process is smoother and more efficient. By spotting clashes early on we have helped our clients avoid costly, timely re-work and potential legal repercussions.
On the Ysgol Glancegin, Bangor project, our internal clash detection capabilities identified above ground drainage running through the point of a proposed retaining wall. We designed a void in the retaining wall to accommodate this. Without this knowledge, the design would not have been adapted to reflect the site constraints and this may not have been uncovered until the project was on site.
As a BIM Level 2 business, collaboration starts from within and we are doing everything we can to streamline our contribution to some of the UK’s most exciting construction and engineering projects.
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