What level of development is suitable for construction projects?

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The optimal Level of Development (LOD) for construction projects varies depending on the specific needs of each project and the stage it is in. In the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology, LOD refers to the level of detail and development of a digital model.

LOD provides a standardized structure that guides the creation and management of BIM models, allowing for a clear understanding of the information contained in the model at each stage of the project. By implementing LOD, we ensure the consistency and accuracy of the data, facilitating collaboration among different project stakeholders and improving decision-making efficiency.

Different Levels and Their Uses:

Generally, the different levels of LOD are used as follows:

  • LOD 100: Used in the early stages of the project, providing a conceptual representation of the design without specific details. It is useful for initial planning and project visualization.
  • LOD 200: Focuses on the general geometry of the project, including basic dimensions and spatial relationships. It is suitable for the schematic design phase, where the main project ideas are explored and refined.
  • LOD 300: Provides an accurate representation of individual project elements, with specific details such as exact sizes and shapes. It is useful during the detailed design phase and coordination among disciplines.
  • LOD 400: Includes detailed information about the manufacturing and assembly of project components, allowing for the generation of construction drawings and virtual construction simulation.
  • LOD 500: Represents the as-built information of the project, including precise installation and manufacturing details. It is useful for building management and maintenance once completed.

For residential construction projects, the most suitable BIM LOD is typically LOD 300 or higher, as a high level of detail is required for home design and construction.

In industrial construction projects, such as factories or production plants, LOD 400 is commonly used due to the need for detailed information about industrial systems and equipment.

For infrastructure construction projects, such as roads or bridges, LOD 300 may be sufficient in the design stages, but LOD 400 may be necessary for precise planning and construction of structural elements.

In commercial construction projects, which may include office buildings, shopping centers, or hotels, LOD 400 is widely used to ensure accuracy in planning and execution.

We invite you to visit Acero Estudio and inquire about our BIM consulting services, where we offer your company access to our BIM consultants specialized in BIM with extensive experience. Additionally, if you have further questions, you can inquire about our BIM Modeling service, which allows you to completely outsource the generation of your BIM models.

The Impact of BIM on the Supply Chain of a Project

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As we already know, the BIM methodology has a number of benefits in improving project efficiency, visualization, and centralizing information. One of the less mentioned aspects is that this working model also has a positive impact on inventory management and procurement logistics.

By having a complete BIM model, a team of professionals can project the necessary inputs for more precise material procurement, avoiding losses that reduce project efficiency. Likewise, this will allow us to easily track the flow of materials from acquisition to installation at the workplace and determine if there are leaks to take necessary measures at the site.

A useful example of a good practice in a BIM model is to include detailed information about material suppliers, delivery times, and storage locations on site. This allows the project team to plan ahead and efficiently coordinate material delivery to avoid construction delays.

Furthermore, BIM models help us optimize inventory management by accurately forecasting material needs. By analyzing the quantities and expected delivery dates in the model, project managers avoid over-purchasing materials, reduce costs associated with storage, and manage inventories more accurately.

Finally, the BIM methodology not only improves the accuracy of design and planning in the construction industry, but also optimizes inventory management and logistics, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain for construction projects. Avoid errors in your models with Acero Estudio’s BIM consulting service, we are at your service.

The Benefits of Outsourcing BIM Modeling

Outsourcing BIM modeling services provides access to a pool of highly skilled professionals with specialized expertise in BIM software and methodologies, without incurring the costs associated with having such personnel in the company. These experts bring years of experience and advanced knowledge to the table, ensuring that projects are executed with precision and efficiency. By leveraging the expertise of outsourced teams, firms can tackle complex modeling challenges with confidence and deliver high-quality solutions to their clients.

Moreover, one of the primary benefits of outsourcing BIM modeling services is cost savings. Outsourced firms often operate in regions with lower labor costs, allowing clients to access top-tier talent at a fraction of the cost of maintaining an in-house team. Additionally, outsourcing eliminates the need for investment in infrastructure, software licenses, and training, further reducing operational expenses. By outsourcing BIM modeling services, firms can optimize their budget allocation and achieve greater profitability on their projects.

Furthermore, outsourcing offers firms the flexibility to scale their resources up or down based on project requirements. Whether it’s a large-scale development or a small-scale renovation, outsourced teams can quickly adjust their capacity to meet the demands of the project. This scalability ensures that firms have access to the right resources at the right time, enabling them to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.

By outsourcing BIM modeling services, firms can streamline their project workflows and improve overall efficiency. Outsourced teams are well-versed in BIM best practices and standards, allowing for seamless collaboration and coordination across disciplines. With real-time access to accurate project data and 3D models, stakeholders can make informed decisions, identify potential clashes, and mitigate risks early in the modeling process. This proactive approach minimizes rework, reduces project delays, and enhances project outcomes.

Lastly, outsourcing BIM modeling services allows firms to focus on their core competencies and strategic initiatives. By delegating modeling-related tasks to external partners, firms can allocate their internal resources more effectively, concentrating on value-added activities such as design innovation, client engagement, and business development. This strategic alignment enables firms to stay ahead of the competition and drive sustainable growth in a rapidly evolving industry.

Our BIM consulting service and security in your construction projects

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Learn how Acero Estudio‘s BIM Consulting services improve the safety culture in all stages of the construction process.

With our BIM services, construction teams can create detailed digital models that include information on the location of equipment, materials, potential risks and safety procedures. This information allows project managers to identify and address potential risks before they occur, minimizing the likelihood of accidents in the workplace.

Effective communication is vital to ensure safety on construction projects. Our BIM services facilitate communication between all team members, from designers and engineers to workers on site. By using a centralized digital model, everyone involved can access the same updated information in real time, reducing the possibility of misunderstandings and miscommunications that could jeopardize security.

It is important to take into consideration that the BIM methodology allows you to simulate different scenarios and evaluate potential risks before they occur. By creating 3D digital models, we can identify potential safety issues and test different solutions before implementing them on the construction site. This not only helps prevent accidents, but also allows construction crews to prepare for emergencies and respond effectively should they occur.

In addition to improving workplace safety, our BIM services can also help construction companies comply with safety standards and regulations set by local and national authorities. By using accurate and up-to-date digital models, companies can demonstrate compliance with security requirements and avoid potential penalties and fines for non-compliance.

By investing in our BIM services, companies can improve the safety, efficiency and profitability of their construction projects, allowing them to stand out in an increasingly competitive market and ensure the long-term success of their operations.

Take into consideration that our BIM consulting services are not only a powerful tool to improve the efficiency and quality of construction projects, but also play a fundamental role in promoting a culture of safety in the sector. Contact us and request more information about our consulting services for companies.

BIM Consulting and the digital transformation of construction companies

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In the construction industry, companies face various challenges, including adapting to new technologies to remain competitive. Our BIM consulting service is presented as a fundamental tool to promote digital transformation in the construction sector.

Acero Estudio, through its BIM consulting service, based on the BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology, offers construction companies the opportunity to optimize their design, construction and project management processes through implementation and training in the use of intelligent digital models. The result is complete and detailed models that contain detailed information about every aspect of a project, from geometry and structure to materials, costs, maintenance projections, strength calculations, etc.

All this wide range of information is established with the aim of achieving more accurate planning and informed decision making.

As is known, one of the main advantages of the BIM methodology is its collaborative nature, but achieving it is not easy, especially because there is a lot of aversion to change due to fear, lack of knowledge or trust in inherited methods. Acero Estudio and its BIM consultants have the knowledge, the experience and that extra pedagogy that helps us to transmit the right ideas to your team in such a way that they can feed and help to gradually and efficiently build the centralized digital model where everyone actors access it in real time with minimal errors and risks in the construction process.

Helps in efficiency and meeting deadlines

Companies worry about their efficiency and the construction sector is no exception. In this aspect, it is worth noting that the BIM methodology speeds up the coordination processes between areas, improves communication, making it unequivocal in the face of a model that has the precise data and with this it is possible not only to have a nice digital picture of the work but also a great efficiency in each of the processes, planning, purchasing logistics, avoiding unnecessary expenses and delays.

It is worth noting that not all construction companies still use the BIM methodology, therefore encouraging this type of development within your company will not only help improve the efficiency of your processes but will also help you differentiate yourself from the competition, attracting more clients. large and serious companies looking for best practices.

Contact Acero Estudio today and let’s talk about how the BIM methodology can help you improve your processes. We are at your service.

Topography in the Wind Generation Industry

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The growing concern for clean electricity generation sources means that wind energy generation continues to experience significant growth. For these reasons, the construction and installation of wind energy projects are works of great importance both for the investments they represent as well as for the benefits they bring to the cities they supply.

Obviously when it comes to wind, wind power plants must be installed in places where there is a deep understanding of the terrain. In this context, topography, together with advanced technologies such as aerial photogrammetry, BIM and 3D laser scanning, play a fundamental role in optimizing the installation of wind farms.

Efficient Design Depends on Accurate Data

Topography provides us with detailed information about the shape of the land, elevations, slopes and geological characteristics. Integrating this information with techniques such as photogrammetry allows for the creation of accurate three-dimensional models of the site, facilitating the design of efficient wind farms. The combination of topographic data and 3D models ensures a complete understanding of the environment, resulting in an optimized design of the turbine layout and its height to maximize wind capture.

Identification of Obstacles and Risks

3D laser scanning has become an essential tool for identifying potential obstacles in the terrain, such as buildings, vegetation and geological structures. This level of detail not only helps avoid problems during the construction phase, but also minimizes operational risks throughout the life of the wind farm. Anticipating and mitigating potential challenges contributes to the long-term safety and profitability of the project.

Project Planning and Management

The implementation of BIM in wind energy projects allows for comprehensive and efficient information management. From the design phase to construction and operation, BIM facilitates collaboration between different disciplines, improving coordination and reducing errors. Topography, when integrated into BIM models, offers a holistic vision of the project, improving decision making and optimizing resources.

Likewise, with the integration of 3D laser scanning and BIM (ask about our BIM consulting service) we can integrate simulations into the generated model that help us anticipate potential risks that affect the performance of the wind farm, such as the construction of surrounding buildings, etc.

In summary Acero Estudio‘s specialized focus on geography, architecture and construction analysis technologies allows your company to benefit from the integration of advanced technologies that will reduce risks, improve the economics of the project and guarantee its sustainability.

How 3D Laser Scanning Revolutionized Architecture Projects

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The continuous advancement of technology has radically transformed the way in which architectural projects are planned and carried out. One of the most important technological advances in recent times is without a doubt the 3D laser scanner.

This important tool improves efficiency in digital modeling efforts but also redefines precision in the design and construction of structures in critical areas that previously required intensive use of personnel.

Use of the 3D Scanner in the Renovation of Historical Heritage

3D laser scanning plays an important role in the renovation of historic buildings, where preservation of the original architecture is essential. The use of this important tool allows the machine to capture details not visible to the naked eye, helping to generate an exact model of the architectural elements.

Urban planification

The demographics of cities and their growth mean that urban planning faces new, increasingly complex challenges. In these cases, precision and space optimization are essential. 3D laser scanning together with other techniques such as photogrammetry with drones and techniques such as Scan to BIM (learn about our BIM Consulting service) has proven to be very useful.

The ability to capture three-dimensional information in real time speeds up decision-making and contributes to a more efficient and functional urban design.

Building Construction

In the construction sector where labor is intensive, companies seek to improve efficiency without affecting labor aspects; That is why the use of techniques such as the 3D laser scanner together with the BIM methodology are mandatory to achieve efficiency and speed.

3D laser scanning not only allows a quick, objective and detailed inspection of the works but, combined with various software, offers the early detection of possible structural problems, guaranteeing exceptional safety standards.

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In addition to the indicated benefits, our equipment allows you to achieve high-quality scanning for your projects.

Interior design

For interior design projects, the 3D laser scanner paves the way for unrestricted creativity. This feature allows designers to accurately visualize their ideas with better aesthetic and practical functional results.

Now that you know more clearly the advantages and benefits of the 3D laser scanner, do not hesitate to contact us, our sales team will provide you with the best information to achieve spectacular results in your project. We are at your service.

Scan-To-BIM applied to the nuclear industry

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At the nuclear power plants: Vandellós II, Almaráz and Cofrentes, under the direction, coordination and management of GDES (Dominguis Energy Services Group), our team has been in charge of collecting data from existing electrical pipelines and three-dimensional modeling. Due to the commitment to excellence in safety and reliability in the industry, our client has opted for our 3D Laser Scanning services and our specialized experts in BIM consulting.

Scan-to-BIM and its benefits

The Faro Focus 3D x330 scanner was the tool used to survey the electrical pipelines and collect all essential information with point clouds and high-quality image volumes. From the data obtained, with the use of BIM and Revit, three-dimensional models of the current state were created, to later include the designed endothermic protection solutions (fire protection) and obtain their measurements with high precision.

The Laser Scanner has made it possible to simplify the data collection process, allowing the risks involved in working at height, accidental actions with the equipment necessary for manual data collection and personnel exposure times to be significantly reduced; translating into terms of occupational safety and nuclear safety.

The benefits of using these technologies are transcendent, in addition to obtaining precise and structured data, it offers the opportunity to provide optimized solutions, which consider a greater number of data and factors for the design. In turn, it is possible to better plan actions, increase safety, avoid future problems and, consequently, increase the efficiency of nuclear energy facilities.

We thank our client GDES for the trust placed in the Acero Estudio team.

Steel Study at EXPOBIM 2020

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Álex Ruiz will present the presentation “Laser scanner and point cloud” as an expert at EXPOBIM 2020

“EXPOBIM” 2020 will be held on November 5, 6 and 7, where Álex Ruiz, from the Acero Estudio subsidiary in Peru, will present the symposium “3D Laser Scanner and Point Cloud” at the Catholic University of Lima. The conference will be broadcast via Zoom and Facebook live and will feature prestigious international experts as speakers.

On Thursday the 5th, the engineer Pablo Zúñiga Guevara will start the event, with his presentation “BIM application in construction projects in Colombia”, and will be followed by the architect Sergio Villanueva-Meyer with “Innovation methodologies in the construction industry”.

On Friday, the two presentations are “BIM from the technical side”, by engineer Jonattan Gómez Araya and the day will end with Renzo Ríos Rugel who will talk to us about “Automation in BIM”.

The last day, Saturday the 7th, will begin with “Infrastructure in BIM” whose speaker is the engineer Alejandro Alvarazo Lezama, and to finish “Expo BIM” the symposium “Laser scanner and point cloud” will be presented by Álex Ruiz, expert in photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning from the Acero Estudio team, BIM consultants.

An essential event for all of us who work with BIM in the construction sector.

Energy and environment analysis using BIM technology.

Environmentalists have sounded the warning bells, we have no choice but to make our buildings energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

The biggest advantage of using BIM is that it takes into account your day-to-day experience to help you change habits, thus allowing you to make the necessary adjustments to improve the efficiency of buildings.

Companies that offer BIM services can play a vital role in helping architects create energy efficient buildings with a low carbon footprint.

More efficient facilities management

BIM encompasses the entire lifespan of an asset unlike other traditional building systems.

This means that BIM modeling service providers support building owner/operators at all times and help them manage their facilities more efficiently.

Benefits of energy performance analysis by BIM

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Companies that provide BIM services employ a process that uses consistent and coordinated information to help all stakeholders (architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners) preview the projected construction once it has been executed.

Improvement of the energy efficiency of the structure

BIM technology provides building owners with energy efficiency suggestions and an overall model for the building’s conceptual energy use. This helps improve efficiency in new designs as well as renovation and modernization projects.

Importance of doing energy analysis:

Studies have shown that energy analysis using BIM models can help you save nearly twenty-five percent on energy use in new buildings.

The potential for energy savings is even greater for retrofit or renovation projects, as these existing buildings never had an energy analysis system.

You can use these whole building energy analyzes to accurately calculate the maximum possible reductions in energy consumption for a proposed/existing structure.