The 3D design in new building construction projects is becoming a standard throughout all mechanical and electrical installation companies. Not only for public construction projects but also in projects where using the modern BIM 3D models allows the identification of any collision, reducing the complexity of the installations before the construction has even started.
In specific buildings like Data Centres the 3D modelling is a compulsory scope for the mechanical contractors, sometimes even before the project goes to tender. The advantage of providing a reality close modelling of the installation can be decisive to win a million valued contract. Most of the M&E contractors work with reliable partners that can assist in all project phases.
The material and equipment manufacturers that are able to provide the BIM models and those who provide the technical and design advise requested for complex buildings have a significant strategy advantage in this digitalised construction world.
Fig:1 Typical Data Centre exhaust installation
The technical capability of modern manufacturers to supply not only the product itself, but the complete service related to a specific solution, provides a strategic advantage that strengths the relation between the manufacturer and the service installation company. The manufacturer is not seen as a simple member of the supply chain but as a reliable partner essential to complete the project; successfully, on time and according to budget.
But what about installations in existing buildings?
Only few companies are able to provide the certainty that the installation of the equipment will be done without any “unexpected onsite issue”, for instance; a collision with another mechanical installation or an owner who stops the works due to some aesthetic reasons.
The combination of virtual reality technologies and 3D design makes all these aspects possible therefore can be taken into account before performing the work and the installation team just concentrates in the job, not waste time in unexpected events and keep the costs down.
3D model Site inspection
Fig:2 3D model and site inspection photos – virtual reality helps to produce the right quote.
#Jeremias industrial group has implemented the BIM Revit design in 2015 being the first stainless steel Flue and Chimney manufacturer in the industry to provide in-house full technical and design support taking control of all phases of the product life; sizing, design manufacturing, and final installation. In 2019 Jeremias is able to integrate their designs into 3D models of existing buildings even before the installation is made. The guarantee that the job will be done according to the designs is granted.
Fig:3 3D model can simulate the real visual impact of the installation