Building Information Modeling (BIM) has certainly been in the recent design and construction news for use in everything from simple interference detection to more elaborate uses like coordination war rooms and 4D and 5D visualization. Most of these case studies involve particularly large scale projects with significant coordination issues and fast schedules. But can that same BIM process be leveraged for tilt-up design and construction to add value to our projects in a meaningful, yet cost efficient way.
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group has been using BIM for design of steel buildings since 2006. In 2012, we changed the way steel is delivered to our projects by leveraging our structural design data early in design and shortened delivery of steel to our projects by eight weeks. In 2014, we brought those processes and concepts to our design of tilt-up buildings.
In this session, Doug Fitzpatrick, P.E. will share how his firm is merging tilt-up and steel frame design and leveraging BIM to provide better coordination, error checking, 3D visualization, automated panel drawings, and quantity take-offs during design for cost tracking. Lessons learned from a recent project will be shared and discussed.