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Through the BIM process, Southwest Electric was able to consult extensively with the design team regarding this particular electric room. Using true submittal data, the electrical equipment was added to the design model in a way that allowed ample conduit to penetrate the structural floor and take a more direct pathway. Core drilling and saw-cutting was also eliminated with the use of accurately sized block-outs and sleeves. This decreased construction time and materials, thereby providing savings to the Owner.
BIM provides for an accurate, reliable, and timely installation. By using a Total Station, Southwest is able to translate the virtual model directly to the field. It also allows us to utilize proprietary prefabricated assemblies to expedite our installation and minimize site clutter through a controlled environment. Our crews are able to install material faster and safer, which translates into savings to our customers and a project that is completed ahead of schedule.
Southwest Electric understands that the devil is in the details. This is why every effort is made to provide a model that is accurate, complete and beneficial to ALL parties involved. As this image depicts, branch conduit, hangers, and junction boxes have been detailed in order to minimize future field clashes. This level of coordination also provides to the Owner the best possible means for accessibility. Enhancing these access points translates directly into savings to the Owner and their maintenance team.