Pond Ingenuity Fall 2017 15 IMPLEMENTINGDIGITALRESOURCES DURING PRE-CONSTRUCTION More andmoreprojects are implementing digital resources during pre-construction services to improve the quality of the finished product. 3D services include 3-dimensional geometries of design components along with data embedded in these geometries that describe the characteristics of these elements. For example, a light fixture would be modeled to represent the actual 3-dimensional shape of the fixture and the manufacturer and model number would be embedded data with-in the file for users to access. 4-D services provide tools that allow project teams members to document the schedule of construction into a digital environment. Navisworks Manage so f tware a l l ows user s to t rack construction sequencing of the project. Installation of a large mechanical units can be challenging, especially when they are larger than most circulation paths to their planned location. Construction scheduling can be used to determine what portions of the surrounding areas need to be constructed after installation of this large equipment. Therefore, eliminating the potential for damage or deconstruction of other components of the project. 5-D services include Cost related information. Adding Cost to a virtual construction models allows cost options to be evaluated in a more efficient manner and allow more stakeholders the ability to see how changes affect the outcome of the entire project. 6-D services include as-built deliverables. 3 Dimensional scans (also referred to as point clouds) was once too expensive to be used on most projects. Today it has become very cost effective and allows the team to capture existing conditions with 1/16” accuracy. In addition, new technology splices together photographs and the point cloud to give a complete digital representation of the existing building. Once a scan has been done, measurements can easily be taken of any item in the building (such as ceiling heights, room sizes, diameter of pipe, and window sizes). The accurate capture of existing conditions also opens the door to prefabricating items such as pipe and ductwork to be shipped to the jobsite for renovation projects. This drastically reduces cost and time. This process is also the most accurate and complete way to document as-builts. The industry is moving away from boxes upon boxes of record drawings, owner and operations manuals. Electronic storage of information is becoming the preferred method of storing a record of the building construction. With the advent of facility management software, building users can now track maintenance and usage information. The data used to implement this software can include all the virtual information provided during design and construction of the facility. Pond’s VDC Department will continue to expand our Virtual Design capabilities and provide all these levels of services to our clients. Bryan Schroeder | Director of Virtual Design and Construction Once a scan has been done, measurements can easily be taken of any item in the building. Industry terminology: 3D Coordination 3D Clash Resolution 4D Construction Scheduling 5D Cost Estimating 6D As-Built & Facility Management