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BIM or Buiding Information Modeling covers many aspects of the design/construction process...not just 3D coordination. Energy calculations, building loads, lifetime costs analysis, and project scheduling can all be considered "BIM" due to the fact you are "modeling" some aspect of the project. 


The 3D coordination part of BIM is what everyone is most familiar with. JM2 has 8+ years experience in modeling MEP systems for coordination and pre-fabrication. We have acted as lead coordinator for major projects and participated as a part of the modeling team. JM2 uses the latest software and technology to bring our models as close to "real world" as possible. We put emphasis on detail and ease of installation.



BIM Software

JM2 uses an array of software to generate our models and information. Our main platform is REVIT 2017 with a powerful fabrication add-on. We use Revit not only for modeling/spooling but we also use this powerful software to calculate building loads and analyze our MEP systems for maximum efficiency.

3D Point Cloud Scanning


3D Scanning has been around for a while yet we are surprised that it is not used more often in our industry, especially in the southeast. 3D scanning can be used in a variety of ways to save time and money on all sorts of projects.


What is 3D Scanning:


"3D laser scanning uses light rays to collect the 3D location of every object and surface it can “see.” The scanner automatically rotates 360 degrees on a tripod and sends and receives lights rays in all directions. The data collected provides a near perfect 3D as-built of the existing conditions.  That data can then be used by itself or modeled in a software program to interface with BIM, such as Revit". -


Why 3D Scanning:


The main use for 3D Scanning today is for coordination/information sharing of existing spaces. This approach can save time and money by granting the ability to virtually walk through the work environment. It also eliminates having to rely on pictures, field measurements, or lack there of after a site visit.


"Gilbane has seen savings and major field safety improvements from importing laser scans into Revit models, a process that’s become a lot easier in the 2015 versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD with more realistic visualizations and 3D walk-throughs available from point-clouds. Prefabrication and coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems installation has saved rework money on every project Gilbane has used its scanner on. Prefabrication of ductwork and systems has eliminated field work and stopped what might have been weeks of MEP rough-in activities."


Please follow the link below to a blog that covers the advantages of 3D Scanning for MEP.



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