Capstone is specialized in the simulated construction of 3D BIM models using a variety of inputs, including contract documents, specification sheets, design documents and hand drawings. We procure the final model after resolving RFIs and consulting with architects and other project consultants for potential construction problems. We help architects to develop their work with the help of BIM through different stages of development, including concept design, schematic design, detailed design and 3D modeling documentation.
Our expertise also lies in providing interior design options for both new construction and in renovation works. We ensure that we draw the best possible design for your project by utilizing BIM and by using drawings extracted from 3D model.
- Co-ordination with other trades
- Interiors Design support and Documentation
- Energy Analysis support
- Solar Study support
- Virtual Mockups, Renderings and Walkthroughs
- Revit Content development
Capstone’s expertise in structural engineering translates into precise, reliable and cost-effective solutions, for the leading AEC contractors & consultants the world over. Our skills in preparing the virtual 3D BIM models includes using a variety of inputs, including contract documents, specification sheets and design documents. Our design validation process checks the buildability, performance and maintenance of different steel and concrete structures including the column size, structural openings, beam depths and clashes during the modeling process. Our structural design and detailing services meet international codes and structural standards for projects. We ensure that we meet the exact requirement of our clients by creating a well-diversified process in line with the client standards and preferences.
As part of BIM services, we provide the following services:
- 3D Element Modeling
- 3D Rebar Modeling
- 3D Modeling for Buildings and Infrastructure Works like Roads, Bridges, Highways, Land and Terrain Modeling
- Construction Drawing/ Shop Drawing/ Fabrication Drawings
- Quantity Take-Off
- As-Built Design
BIM Audit Services
Most of the well-known Design-Build contractors & consultants have an objective validation of their in-house BIM models. This ensures that the information contained in the Building Information Model (BIM) is accurate and consistent. The process consists of standard validation checklists such as checking the folder structure, naming conventions, drawing and sheet naming, as well as comprehensive checks such as design verification and validation and adherence to building code. To ensure that outputs such as CD sets, shop drawings and quantity bills (BOQ) from your BIM model are reliable, it is mandatory to adhere to industry best practices, standards and LOD.
Our extensive experience in the creation of BIM models for a variety of building types, such as commercial / residential buildings, hospitals, prisons, schools, metro stations and water treatment plants, as well as industrial plants, can be used to review the BIM model against the intended design and to solve any anomalies in order to give you the best result. Our expertise with both imperial and metric systems ensures that all validations such as detail levels, naming standards and other design criteria are properly documented and complied with.
BIM Audit Checklist:
- Compliance to processes and standards
- Compliance to BIM execution protocol
- BIM capability assessment for the entire scope of work
- Model accuracy verification against the design intent
- All drawing and other schedule outputs have been managed per the standards and requirement
- An exhaustive Model Review & verification check list needs to be followed and reported
- Models being used for performance analysis (6D BIM)
- Structural Analysis
- Energy Analysis
- Lifecycle Cost Analysis
- Operational Asset Information Models for Facilities Management (7D BIM)
Laser Scan to BIM
In the Architecture Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry, 3D laser scanning has quickly become the norm, and the technology is progressing faster than the industry itself. In addition, the volume of data is rapidly increasing, which makes it difficult for most managers and project owners to make sense of the information. The result is an industry that is far behind others in adopting the latest technology.
Let’s look at the benefits of this technology:
- Laser scanning to BIM contributes to transparency, communication and collaboration.
- The 3D model derived from this technology improves performance, sustainability, quality assurance and reliability, thereby reducing the project costs.
- Any change in the model can be easily made thereby simplifying decision making, and identification of errors in the early stages of the project life cycle.
Capstone offers Laser scan to BIM Modeling Services. We have extensive expertise in converting Point Cloud data to BIM platforms such as Revit and other BIM software. We create a complete as-built information model that accurately shows the pipes, walls, slabs, roof planes, façades and landscapes in the building and around it. We have experience in the development of LOD 300 to LOD 500 models for architectural elements, mechanical, structural, electrical and fire-fighting elements, structural elements and integrated models.
Value engineering is used to solve problems and identify and eliminate unwanted costs, while improving function and quality. The aim is to increase the value of products, satisfying the product’s performance requirements at the lowest possible cost.
In construction, this involves considering the availability of materials, construction methods, transportation issues, site limitations or restrictions, planning and organization, costs, profits, and so on. Benefits that can be delivered include a reduction in life cycle costs, improvement in quality, reduction of environmental impacts, and so on.
Value engineering should start at project inception where the benefits can be greatest, however the contractor may also have a significant contribution to make as long as the changes required to the contract do not affect the timescales, completion dates or incur additional costs that outweigh the savings on offer.
Value engineering involves:
- Identifying the main elements of a product, service or project.
- Analysing the functions of those elements.
- Developing alternative solutions for delivering those functions.
- Assessing the alternative solutions.
- Allocating costs to the alternative solutions.
- Developing in more detail the alternatives with the highest likelihood of success.
When applied ideally, value engineering should be exercised collaboratively by every stakeholder to deliver a quality project at the lowest possible cost.
Capstone offer value engineering to clients across 48 countries worldwide. We offer value engineering for a diverse gamut of projects through effective quality control, design detailing and utilizing technical expertise from Design, Construction Management & Field Installation.
BIM Strategy Formulation
Our expertise and research helps us provide training and advisory services to the organizations that are willing to adopt BIM processes within their projects or businesses.
Our BIM strategy focuses on the tangible and intangible staff training requirements of organizations. We consider the following elements while formulating a BIM strategy:
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of BIM Strategy Implementation
- Acquisition & Incorporation of New Software within Existing Systems
- Incorporation of BIM Principles into Existing Work Procedures