BIM for a Multidimensional World

Buildings aren’t flat, so why would you want your construction designs to be?

Building informational modeling (BIM) software goes beyond 3D to provide a multi-dimensional digital vision of your construction project. It incorporates spatial relations, light analysis, geographic information, and more to allow engineers to see the project from every angle, before anything is built.

At Kinetics, we use BIM software to identify and resolve potential design and installation conflicts before they happen. Because BIM tells the whole story, it allows us to:

  • Understand the building life cycle and construction process
  • Extract material quantities and shared properties
  • Isolate and define scopes of work
  • Show systems, assemblies, and time sequences–with the entire facility or sub-group of facilities

BIM helps reduce costs due to re-work, maximize pre-fabrication opportunities, and improve labor productivity. Virtual designs are shared across all disciplines, from building architects and engineers to the construction teams and subcontractors, to the customer; each contributing data to a single model.

Using BIM adds value to all types of projects including general office space, scientific laboratories, manufacturing facilities and central plants. It supports full coordination of mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades.

Because we use BIM, Kinetics can make cost estimates available during the design stage, for fabrication and field installation, so construction, operational, and maintenance costs can be balanced.


THE LATEST

BIM: YOUR NEW SUPERPOWER.

See, plan, manage and monitor like never before with Kinetics’ Building Information Modeling.

Kinetics is no stranger to facility and system construction, from green-field projects to major line reconfigurations. Even with thousands of installations around the world, the team employs increasingly robust data analysis to more closely estimate construction, operational, and maintenance costs for its clients.

No wonder, then, that Building Information Modeling (BIM) is part of why you can trust Kinetics to turn goals into facilities and standards into systems. Both are engineered to perform today as well as adapt to anticipated changes: This balance of short-term productivity against future agility is yet another expression of the company’s commitment to client success.

SUPERPOWER #1: SEE THROUGH WALLS AND MORE

BIM isn’t limited to human point-of-view perspectives, nor the complexities of looking at all systems either separately or simply in aggregate. Much like an MRI takes thousands of patient data “slices”, BIM is powerful enough to add and subtract walls, piping, processing systems, and control stations as needed. The ability to color code locations and hardware is part of selective vision that often solves discrete problems that escape the “human” eye.

SUPERPOWER #2: PLAN LIKE A TIME TRAVELER

In the past, anticipation of future events was often minimized as the time and cost to do so was burdensome: Extensive drafting and drawing attached to “what ifs” turned project and facility planning into a potentially-risky probabilities game. The most likely scenarios received some attention, with those of lesser likelihood (and often catastrophic proportions) were relegated to deeply stored files. As such, potential design and installation conflicts were explored only as encroaching deadlines permitted. With BIM, this is no longer the case.

SUPERPOWER #3: MANAGE ALL DIMENSIONS AT ONCE

Spatial relations, light analysis, and geographic information are all layered into understanding the building life cycle and construction process. And, with BIM, the project’s goals don’t get sidelined because of the complexities of managing resources against required timelines. For example, decision-support around wall location is nearly automatic (virtually non-ignorable) when working with Kinetics and its powerful data platform. Past site challenges, current obstacles to completion, and future capacity all exist in the here-and-now with BIM. The same is true when the safety of people and the environment is paramount to brick-and-mortar plans.

SUPERPOWER #4: MONITOR WITH AN OMNIPRESENT VIEW

Contractors and subcontractors aren’t always available to answer questions or take direction. Yet the project completion imperatives warrant constant vigilance. Even with Kinetics’ proven ability to monitor on-site and on the ground, the domino affect of even small changes can’t be mitigated – but needs to be communicated. Rather than employing imprecise cellphone photos or eyeball descriptions, BIM brings clarity to all concerned. Status monitoring is not superficial, accidental, or limited to a few project participants. Monitoring now becomes a shared responsibility to minimize change orders, rework, or code complications.

Kinetics, by implementing BIM at all stages and steps, adds value to projects whether you’re building general office space, scientific laboratories, manufacturing facilities, or central plants. While useful for cost estimation during the design phase, it supports full coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades as well.

Connect with the Kinetics team about an anticipated or scheduled project simply with an email to sales@kinetics.net. And put newfound superpowers to work reducing risk and improve project outcomes.