Robins & Morton Wins Autodesk BIM Experience Award

Robins & Morton has been awarded an Autodesk BIM Experience Award by Autodesk, Inc. for its use of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) process to more efficiently manage preconstruction and construction, and help drive leaner construction practices for complex projects.

 The award also recognizes Robins & Morton for:

  • The application of Autodesk BIM software on more than 35 construction projects to help identify and address constructability issues before they happen
  • Employing green building principles to help reduce construction waste, including the application of a BIM digital design-to-fabrication workflow to reduce material waste during fabrication and construction phases
  • Leadership in the promotion of BIM to local organizations and industry groups

For the recently completed $92.5-million basketball arena at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., Program Manager Robins & Morton applied a BIM process to support field coordination, visualization and virtual walk-troughs,  4D construction planning and scheduling, and as-built tracking. Revit Structure was used to plan and document construction activities for more than 200 concrete foundation caissons, as well as the rest of the concrete structure.

“We use a BIM process to collaborate with building owners, designers and subcontractors from the earliest stages of planning,” said Aaron Wright, BIM coordinator for Robins & Morton. “During construction, as a general rule, we require BIM submittals from our subcontractors. We combine their fabrication models with the design models in Navisworks Manage to help with clash detection and resolution to foster team collaboration and coordination. Once construction is complete, we typically deliver as-builts in the form of Revit and Navisworks models to our clients for their facility maintenance and operations.”

BIM is an integrated process for exploring a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally before it’s built, helping to deliver projects faster and more economically, while minimizing environmental impact.