Skilled Manufactuer Uses Building Information Modeling to Avoid Unforeseen Problems
DALLAS (July 2012) – For over a year, Stone Panels Inc. (SPI) has been one of the few companies that offer Building Information Modeling (BIM) to clients requiring stone cladding. BIM, by definition, refers to a 3D model generation of a building, or part of a building.
BIM allows SPI to digitally put all the pieces of a project together before entering the field because it’s organized as a prototype of the building. This capability helps avoid any points of conflict that SPI may encounter and eliminates the cost of redoing a structure that is built incorrectly. The goal of BIM is to promote digital visualization and simulation, which will increase quality and efficiency for all SPI projects.
SPI is currently using BIM for colleges and universities, such as Pennsylvania State University, due to the desire for innovative strategies and learning opportunities. BIM technology is often used, and sometimes required, for government buildings as well as commercial facilities.
BIM is a reliable basis for decision making for projects with complex geometry and large, obscure shapes, and it reduces the need for re-gathering or re-formatting information. BIM inspires design and construction professionals to work collaboratively throughout the project delivery process, focusing their energy on creativity and problem solving, while the computer does the counting and checking.
BIM is expected to grow and evolve as the capabilities of technology improve. The best way to approach using BIM is to work with a highly experienced company, such as Stone Panels, Inc.
For more information, please email info[at]stonepanels[dot]com or call 800-328-6275.