Building Information Modeling
Business Information Modeling (BIM) is an exciting and important tool that allows Harbour’s engineers and experts to simulate a building project and understand its behavior in a virtual environment, all before construction begins.
Harbour has over ten years of experience in this cutting-edge technology and has accumulated thousands of models across all disciplines. Using Revit, a BIM software, Harbour can collect and visualize architectural data and manage scheduling, coordination, cost, and any variables that could affect the outcome of a project. All of this collected data is not only indispensable during the design and construction phase of a project; it can be useful throughout the entire building lifecycle to reduce operation and management costs.
BIM also allows Harbour to engage in clash detection, a process of evaluation that identifies any inconsistencies within a design that could severely impact the construction process. By taking this extra step, Harbour helps its clients avoid significant delays and elevated costs. Industry-wide, it is estimated that each clash costs roughly $20,000 and 200 hours of work time. Using BIM, Harbour catches these errors in the design phase, saving their clients money and time and ultimately producing a better final product.