Improve downstream collaboration on your building projects with AIA standard Level of Development.
We enable you to streamline your workflow with BIM and adopting all its parameters; including the AIA specified standards for Level of Development for each component. We create 3D models with and without the non-graphical data add-ons, for the different LoD specifications from LoD 100 through to LoD 400. We have successfully delivered BIM LOD500 solution for a university hospital building as per AIA standards in Saudi Arabia, which reduced their liabilities, wastage of materials, manpower and time.
LOD 100: Represents a conceptual model where overall building mass is indicative of area, height, volume, location and orientation that may be 3D modeled or represented by other data.
LOD 200: Model is represented as a generic system, object or assembly with approximate quantities, size, shape, location and orientation. Here non graphic information may also be attached to the model.
LOD 300: Accurate modeling and shop drawings where elements are defined with specific assemblies, precise quantity, size, shape, location and orientation. Here too we can attach non- geometric information to the model elements.
LOD 350: LOD 350 includes model detail and element that represent how building elements interface with various systems and other building elements with graphics and written definitions.
LOD 400: Model elements are modeled as specific system, object or assemblies, with complete fabrication, assembly, and detailing information in addition to precise quantity, size, shape, location and orientation. Non- geometric information to the model elements can also be attached.
LOD 500: Elements are modeled as constructed assemblies for Maintenance and operations. In addition to actual field verified representation in terms of size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation, also non-geometric information may be attached to modeled elements.
As the models are purpose built for various stages of design, visualization, scheduling, construction-caliber quantities,, cost estimation, onsite project control and fabrication, they support clients to streamline workflows, gain better control over projects and increase productivity.
A lot of confusion stems from the fact that both level of detail and level of development are abbreviated as LOD. However level of development as defined by AIA is a measure of how seriously you take the information that is represented by a BIM element. Contrary to this level of detail talks about the graphical details, as the level increased the model is more detailed.
Level of development is a concept that refers to the certainty about an object. Hence a model that is meant for a contractor and the one that is developed for a fabricator will have different types of information.
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