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Coordinated 3D Architectural Model for a 4-storey Residential Project, UAE

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Coordinated and clash-free 3D architectural model saves cost and time for a 4-storey residential building project in UAE

Project Overview

Client Profile
Architectural and engineering consultant
Location
UAE
Industry
Architectural and engineering consulting
Inputs
2D AutoCAD drawings, PDF files and reference sketches
Deliverables
LOD 300 architecture model with drawings for 4 storey residential building
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Business Needs

An architectural and engineering firm needed to convert their 2D drawings and sketches into a coordinated and error-free 3D model at LOD 300 for their 4 storey residential building in UAE. The deliverables would support the client with improved visualization of architectural and structural design scope through complete component linking. The information in the architectural 3D models would support construction contractors and suppliers in the early planning and design phase to

  • Visualize and review all disciplines in 3D collectively
  • optimize time and cost
  • coordinate 3D models from other disciplines and vendors to achieve clash-detection and resolution
  • make revisions in real-time within a time frame of 1 month

Challenges

  • Drawings, sketches, and other information provided by the client were uncoordinated
  • Junctions between various components were poorly detailed
  • Facilities were located at impractical locations
  • A short time-frame of 1-month to produce deliverables with random design revisions

Our Solutions & Approach

Created a clash free and coordinated 3D architectural BIM model with complete component linking using Revit and BIM 360 for a residential project in UAE.

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Solution

  • A well-coordinated and clash-free architectural, structural, MEP 3D model at LOD 300
  • GA drawings including floor layouts, building sections, elevations, and detailed sections
  • Coordinated BOQ with accurate quantities across disciplines
  • The team at Hitech stepped in during the planning and design phase and thoroughly analyzed 2D drawings, PDF files, and reference sketches provided by the client
  • 2D inputs were converted to LOD 300 3D Revit models
  • Interdisciplinary coordination and clash-detection, along with design revisions were performed as per project needs
  • Greater emphasis was given on detecting and resolving clashes between various building components to drive enhanced visualization
  • Redundant, duplicate, and inconsistent information was removed from drawings to drive higher accuracy and detailed specifications
  • This was done using standardized AIA procedures for annotations, symbols, and hatching that led to a clear interpretation of information for multiple disciplines
  • Data was stored, accessed, and shared in real-time over BIM360 to resolve ambiguities, gain higher coordination, save time and reduce material wastage
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Architectural Drawings

Business Impact

Project Samples

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LOD 300 Architecture Model
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Building Internal Image
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