Building Information Modeling

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C&S Companies has established a globally accredited BIM services division. We have adopted BIM into our daily production, increasing productivity and decreasing time spent on requests for information. BIM establishes a digital representation of the physical aspects of a facility in 3 dimensions with embedded object information and/or intelligence. The model can be used as a repository for facility information and used by electronic facility management systems. C&S uses BIM for multi-disciplined vertical construction projects to provide high-quality and efficient designs. In addition, C&S has used BIM on a number of design-build projects to effectively link design and construction. We have the ability and the resources to conduct full building assessments, data gathering, asset tracking, and custom maintenance record creation for any type of facility or structure. C&S has made significant investments to ensure our designers and engineers are trained on latest BIM software packages. The benefits of BIM are endless when compared to traditional 2-D drafting and designing, including:

  • Excellent multi-discipline coordination and conflict identification
  • Intelligent data associated with every object in the model
  • Rapid visualization of the finished product (3-D renderings)
  • Traditional drawings outputs (plans, sections, schedules, etc.) are easily created and updated
  • Non-traditional outputs, such as shop drawing creation, material quantification, cost estimating, energy analyses, and links to finite element analysis (FEA) software
  • Model usage for future building renovations and/or facility management systems

C&S has recognized this industry knowledge as a unique strength, and can offer consulting services to our clients as a firm that uses BIM in practice, not in theory. C&S is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), and Autodesk Authorized Certification Center (ACC). We offer specialized consulting in the following areas:

BIM Training

  • Architecture
  • Structure
  • MEP
  • Construction

BIM Consulting

C&S consults on a wide variety of services related to coordination and building information modeling, including:

  • As-built model creation
  • Infrastructure model creation
  • Facility management model creation
  • Documentation gathering
  • Onsite field reconnaissance
  • BIM qualifications for request for proposals
  • Contractor-required BIM models
  • Construction sequencing modeling
  • BIM presentations
  • Lunch and learn sessions
  • Live project modeling