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The Client

The client is based in the Upper Midwest (South Dakota) of the United States and is a leading provider of plumbing, utility and consulting solutions for residential and commercial heating and piping projects. With 40 years of experience, the client has been selected as the best in the local area for nine consecutive years and has an established reputation for meeting timelines and making accurate bids for large-scale projects.

The Challenges Faced by the Client

To facilitate a plumbing and heating project for a school with six stories and 300,000 square feet, the client needed 3D models with Revit BIM (building information modeling) software. The client provided piping details in a 2D format.

The project involved several challenges -

  • Needed to coordinate clash detection and remodeling with multiple vendors.
  • Reworks required in the event of any clashes.
  • The project required flawless design for safety and sustainability.

FWS' Solutions

The Flatworld Solutions team designed a cost-effective approach that incorporated their MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) expertise and building information modeling skills -

  • The dedicated project team consisted of a team leader, three AutoCAD experts, and a subject-matter expert.
  • Products used included Revit, Primavera project management software, Autodesk BIM 360 and Navis Works.
  • 2D AutoCAD drawings were received via file transfer using Primavera and Dropbox.
  • 2D files were converted to AutoCAD/PDF.
  • 2D models were converted to Revit BIM and Navis Works for 3D modeling.
  • Autodesk BIM 360 used to coordinate.
  • Ongoing monitoring and management of clash detection situations with other vendors involved in electrical, firefighting, air conditioning, architectural, structural and other design areas.
  • Detailed design work by our drafting experts helped prevent mistakes involving pipe placement.
  • Weekly client reports and revision datasheets as needed to document clash detection.

The Results

In just 8 weeks, both MEP and BIM projects were completed with excellence, accuracy, timing, and coordination involving multiple tasks - this is a routine practice for the team of specialists and experts at Flatworld Solutions. We are also accustomed to helping our clients save money while producing superior quality and overall results.

Flatworld Solutions provides a one-stop solution for requirements of any complexity. We bring 20 years of experience to the table - and our team is comfortable coordinating with multiple vendors in large-scale projects from domestic and international regions. With our no-cost evaluations and project quotes, we are ready to help with your next project in a responsible and cost-efficient way.

Hurry! Reach us now to discuss your Building Information Modeling needs and experience better results.

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