As part of Robins & Morton’s commitment to building collaborative relationships with project team members, we utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) on many of our projects. BIM provides visualization, enhances collaboration and communication, improves quality control, reduces field conflicts and increases productivity. Robins & Morton has integrated BIM into many areas of our business, including preconstruction and scheduling/sequencing, with a particular focus on above-ceiling MEP coordination. BIM is a process through which the physical features of a project are modeled and all field drawings are generated from parts of the overall project model. BIM is especially valuable on projects with complex MEP systems for its clash detection and conflict resolution for above ceiling trades. Robins & Morton has employed BIM on more than 40 projects, including Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and the Auburn University Arena. We use an array of BIM applications and software to accomplish each service requested by our clients. Examples of BIM services we offer and technologies we employ include:
Site Management Planning
Robins & Morton involves the project team in early site planning and investigation to develop a site management plan, illustrating construction phasing, site access/traffic flow, material laydown/storage, office and conference/meeting room locations, waste management and recycling areas, employee parking and several other components related to each specific site.
Field BIM-Interactive® by Vela Systems
Vela Systems is an emerging technology for field construction that brings mobile workstations, computers and an iPad directly onto the construction site. This software automates the execution and oversight of daily field activities such as punchlists, field reports/documents, QA/QC checklists, safety reports, and materials tracking.
Multivista® Construction Documentation Exact-Built™ System
The Multivista Exact-Built™ system creates a comprehensive, time-indexed permanent record of an entire construction project, from groundbreaking through completion. By making CAD files interactive using this proprietary software, the entire project team can securely access thousands of inspection-grade, high-resolution photographs instantly through a password-protected login anytime online.
High-Definition 3D Laser Scanning
High-definition 3D laser scanning is the latest in surveying technology. It collects millions of data point shots per scan at a rate of 50,000 points per second. The scanner analyzes real-world objects to collect data on their shape and appearance, then utilizes the data to construct digital 3D models of the scanned area.
Facility Management Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE)
Most contracts require providing the owner with paper documents containing equipment lists, product data sheets, warranties, parts lists, preventative maintenance schedules and other information that is essential to support the operations of a building and management of the facility. COBIE simplifies and streamlines this process by allowing the team to enter the data as it is created during the design and construction process.