Shapiro & Duncan offers clients the advantage of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) process that is managed and operated in-house.
Our BIM process delivers high-quality 3D mechanical drawings for planning, fabrication, and installation purposes. We utilize the latest versions of industry leading 3D software to model real-world components, ensuring seamless integration with our field crews during building installations. Additionally, coordination aids in identifying spatial conflicts, guaranteeing smooth coordination.
Industry Leading Coordinators
Our VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) department boasts a highly experienced team proficient in all aspects of BIM (Building Information Modeling), including BIM execution and quality control. With their deep expertise, they consistently deliver exceptional results, leveraging the power of BIM technology to optimize project planning, coordination, and execution. By employing robust quality control measures, our VDC department ensures that all BIM deliverables meet the highest industry standards, enabling seamless collaboration, reducing errors, and enhancing overall project efficiency.
A comprehensive understanding of the complete BIM deliverable is pivotal in driving the successful execution of the BIM phase. Our VDC teams collaborate with General Contractors, Trade Partners, and Owners to develop a winning plan for VDC efforts. Ensuring the right flow during the BIM process is crucial to prevent digital rework. With expert guidance and leadership, our VDC teams assist or spearhead the BIM/Coordination process, fostering a collaborative environment among all stakeholders to deliver the optimal digital solution for seamless execution by all teams involved.
BIM Quality Control
Shapiro & Duncan's commitment to excellence is exemplified through the implementation of compressed schedules, early material buyout, and the development of our VDC Team, leading to a new level of Quality Control within our VDC department. Recognizing that traditional quality control practices may not always be applicable, we have dedicated full-time QA/QC VDC employees to support our teams. Operating in a digital environment, our VDC QA/QC team conducts comprehensive reviews of BIM models, ensuring material accuracy, code compliance, and adherence to S&D standards. These specialists proactively address challenges, track missing information, and collaborate with the project team to gather all necessary data, effectively supporting VDC efforts.
Shapiro & Duncan provides cutting edge mechanical engineering and construction solutions – including design-build, fabrication, installation and maintenance services – as a leader in the Washington, D.C. market.