3D Modeling for Services Planning

3D Modeling for Services Planning

Thinking Buildings have been working with Hawkins Construction on an industrial laundry project, leveraging the power of 3D modeling to allow the many service routes to the building to be planned in advance of starting on site.

The project is not a full BIM co-ordination but by combining various 3D models, including the steel frame structure, the laundry machinery and the facility-wide distribution system, TB has been able to lay out trunk routes for services and preempt any potential clashes with structure and equipment. Colour coding allows the different kinds of services to be easily identified within the model and aids legibility. This has been invaluable for a high-value project with a tight timescale, allowing the contractor to move the project forward with confidence.