Advanced technology improves construction planning and performance.
Messer has been using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for nearly a decade and has successfully completed nearly $5 billion of construction projects with this technology. Our in-house BIM team has the proven expertise to lead the project team through BIM planning and execution to deliver a successful project from concept to ongoing management of the facility.
We have used BIM in preconstruction for estimating and coordination relative to clash detection prior to fabricating products; during construction for quality control, and during closeout/post occupancy to provide owners with Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) data for use in ongoing maintenance and space management, after the construction phase is completed.
How does BIM impact a project?
- On average, MEP RFIs are reduced by more than 70% during construction when BIM is used. In addition, project-wide RFI’s are reduced by 52% when the entire design team coordinates in BIM
- Change orders are reduced by over 45% and the average cost of a change order if it occurs is reduced by 55%
- System deficiencies are also decreased by more than 55%
We use multiple applications to deploy BIM on our projects:
- Autodesk Revit® - used for model creation and to provide a record model
- Autodesk Navisworks® – used for early model review and constructability analysis
- Innovaya – a virtual model-based estimating technology that integrates with Messer’s historical cost database used during the Development Phase for many of our largest and most complex projects
- SketchUp - this tool is used for site logistics planning and safety prep/planning
- Tekla - this tool is utliized to assist with concrete production