LAUSD SRHS #15 - Pre-Construction BIM Model

The future of the design and construction industry is being driven by the use of technology. The best example emerging today is the use of three-dimensional, intelligent driven information, commonly referred to Building Information Modeling (BIM).  BIM is driving the construction industry towards a “Model Based” process thus gradually moving the industry away from a “2D” based process.

Building Information Modeling is the development and use of a computer software model to simulate the construction and operation of a facility.  The resulting BIM model is a data-rich, object-oriented, intelligent and parametric digital representation of the facility from which views and data appropriate to various users’ needs can be extracted and analyzed to generate information. This information can then be used to make decisions and improve the process of delivering and maintaining the facility.

Our experience allows us to be lean and therefore linear in our approach and reduce re-work. All team members (design and construction firms) share the model in real time with each other thus providing everyone the information they need to complete the work.

Pinner implements the following BIM components on our projects:

3D – (3 Dimensional): Adding all spatial elements: length, width and height

4D – (Time): Integrating the construction schedule into the model

5D – (Cost): integrating the cost of project components into the model which assists budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, etc.

6D – (Life Cycle of the Building): In conjunction with the Owner, the data necessary to manage the facility is integrated into the model and ultimately transfered to the M & O Facility Manager for use to manage the facility once the project is completed.

See the animated fly-through for our LACCD Design-Build Projects:

Harbor College Science Complex

East LA Student Success & Retention Ctr