ProWest has embraced and implemented the use of "BIM" on all of its complex construction projects. We recognize that sophisticated project owners are requiring their Design and Construction disciplines to use this design tool. BIM has proven to enhance the construction experience by reducing design conflicts typically encountered during the construction phases and by allowing extensive prefabrication of complex construction elements.
Additional benefits are:
Enables collaborative design and construction techniques
Assists designers/contractors to work out clashes of materials in the virtual model and not out in the field
Increased communication between owner, design professionals, constructors and vendors/suppliers
Allows for prefabrication in the shop, thereby reducing waste and increasing the ability to recycle waste materials
Clarifies project risk / reduces risk
Shared information between owner, design professionals, constructors and vendors/suppliers well before the drawings are available for bid
Reduces design and construction change orders & RFI's
Centralized warehouse of information (i.e. FTP sites / information exchange tools/ SharePoint)
Allows for "What-If" scenarios
Pricing of modification in "Real-Time"
Facilities and asset management for owners
Instantaneous system analysis (sustainable building, air flow, energy modeling, etc.)
Improved visualization for the owner as well as designers and constructors
Improved productivity due to easy determination of information
Build "virtually" before building in the real world with real materials
Move "Plan/Permit Review" from paper to electronic media
Improved maintenance, operations and facilities management potential by owners (once assuming occupancy)
Quicker building and system startup times and personnel training due to the virtual building BIM model
BIM technology continues to improve, resulting in a continuing and increasing benefit to our clients. ProWest is committed to continue to upgrade and offer its clients the latest in this important design and construction technology.