Virtual Design and Construction is a powerful tool when implemented properly. By setting the project up from the start with the architect and engineers using BIM, we can apply MEP coordination to the project documents in an integrated manner, thereby confirming spatial relationships and avoiding conflicts in real time. Additionally, we can mock-up a variety of materials in the model such as millwork, lab equipment and furniture to provide a layout for the user to review and approve. 

The BIM deliverables are as follows:

  • Design Intent Model
  • Construction Coordination Model
  • Selective Mock-Up Models
  • COBie Database for Facilities Maintenance
  • As-Built Model / 2D As-Built (PDF / DWG)

We utilize the following software in the BIM process:

  • Revit Architecture 2012
  • Revit MEP 2012
  • Revit Structure 2012
  • Navisworks 2012
  • AutoCAD MEP 2012
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2012
  • Pointools View Pro (Point Cloud Viewer)
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012

By involving the construction manager in the design development early, it enables us to provide a variety of services to the project that will both improve the efficiency of the project and the overall outcome and use-ability of the facility. We can offer a level of knowledge that only hands-on experience can provide. Our approach on a project is to involve ourselves in all aspects of the design and development in order to guaranty a highly functional and desirable space.

The Scoop:

"My work with Kevin Krauss and his team was beyond satisfactory. The customer service was impeccable, and their flexibility and willingness to meet BWH's expectations was much appreciated. Construction is an unsettling endeavor and Kevin and his team made it an otherwise most pleasant one!" Trishia S. Lichauco, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Brigham and Women's Hospital