Piping BIM Modeling Services 

Coordinated Shop Drawings

Drawings for ready for installation.

Taking the information from contract documents: specs, submittals, plans, schematics, details, and schedules, controls and compiling it into drawings with dimensions, notes and bottom of pipe, taking into account support beams for hangers and routing of other systems. 

I can work with the information provided. Whether it's plans, laser scans/point clouds or red-lined as-builts to find a workable path for newly installed pipe. I have used Robotic Totals Stations in the field. I can export .tfl files and cad backgrounds for accurate layouts

The field team can focus on installation, rather than interpreting intent. 


Streamlining production.

With a greater control over variables in the shop, safety and productivity can be improved. Trench box and ladder time can be reduced and inclement weather won't effect productivity. With the added benefit of close access to inventory. Materials prepared before hand decreases time required for shut-downs. 

More than just a pdf with pretty pictures, my designs take into consideration logistics as well. Truck capacity, door openings, and elevator size. Sometimes 21' with a fittings isn't practical for install. Communicating with the field team I can find the best place for shop welds and field welds.

Navisworks Collisions

Resolving issues before they become problems. 

Building and reviewing design in a virtual environment allows the team to find the best route for each system. 

Having installed pipe myself I know what looks good on a screen doesn't always work in the field. Routing isn't just finding a path, or removing clashes that Navisworks finds, sometimes a moving a pipe on Level 3 will allow sleeves to line up better on level 1. I prioritize finding the best solution for the building as a whole, rather than taking each location in isolation.