Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process for collaboratively exploring a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally, before breaking ground. BIM is characterized by the early development of information-rich, coordinated, 3D models that remain at the center of the workflow throughout a project’s life cycle, from planning and design through construction. BIM enables MMI to work collaboratively and to communicate efficiently with the entire project team in order to prevent conflicts from occurring, minimizing RFI’s and Change Orders, and saving valuable time and money.

MMI provides BIM services to support our clients’ needs in the Structural and Civil engineering disciplines.  MMI’s BIM services focus on enhancing project quality by utilizing 3D modeling tools along with 10 years of BIM experience.

MMI continues to advance both its BIM and CAD expertise through an employee evaluation coupled with internal and external training in the Structural and Civil disciplines.  BIM project assignments are distributed thoughtfully to provide our technicians, designers, and engineers hands-on project experience with BIM methodology and the appropriate BIM software application.  Distribution of project workload provides more team members the opportunity to be involved in BIM projects and increases the number of employees with actual BIM project experience.

At MMI we stay focused on keeping current with industry trends by using several tools that are integral to our BIM process including:

  • Autodesk Dynamo

  • Google SketchUp

  • Bluebeam Revu

  • MicroStation

  • Rhino

  • Autodesk Revit  

  • Autodesk Collaboration for Revit

  • Autodesk Civil 3D

  • Autodesk Navisworks

  • Autodesk AutoCAD

 

MMI’s project experience, employee development, and ongoing BIM research and content creation allows us to design and engineer to fully support project needs.  Our understanding of the differences between BIM projects and traditional design, engineering, and construction projects allows us to collaborate with owners, architects, contractors, and other engineers more effectively contributing to more successful BIM projects.

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