The Symmtrex light steel structural system is erected onsite in four efficient steps:
How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Drives the Symmtrex Process
BIM is an innovative method for designing and managing construction projects. It is a collaborative system that allows everyone engaged in the project to interact much more efficiently and cost effectively.
BIM allows you to bring all your designs, including CAD models, into a single database. Using the cloud, BIM delivers access to the data warehouse to every project member. Everyone works on the same models, which allows for quick changes as needed. Used correctly, BIM helps the entire team visualize and stay current on every aspect of the project.
The entire team is fully equipped to make better project decisions at every step in the design/build process. The project owner gets to a complete, constructible design much faster. The design is executed onsite with far fewer problems and challenges. The structure is completed on time and on budget and is ready for occupancy earlier.
Clash detection is a key feature of the BIM tool. It detects when two elements in the design are taking up the same space so the team knows if, where, and how two elements may interfere with one another.
Design and construction are a seamless process linked by a continuous digital thread facilitated by the Autodesk Revit 3-D BIM software. A detailed virtual model is generated that equals the finished building. The structure is then precisely manufactured and constructed exactly as designed. The digital thread makes the design and build process leaner. It keeps all the various members of the project team connected, engaged, and moving together in unison.
Conventional building design focuses on 2D shapes. Plans are contained in volumes of paper construction documents. When you adopt the Symmtrex process, 2D design expands to 3D. Depth is introduced via BIM modelling which produces the advanced opportunity to view every detail of a building from all angles.
The Symmtrex process also brings the fourth dimension of time/velocity to the equation. Gone are volumes of paper. All documentation is in digital form. True computational power is unleashed delivering the valuable benefits of a precisely defined Bill of Materials, more accurate estimates, improved scheduling at every stage, and a significant reduction in unused materials and waste.