BIM Designs, Incorporated was founded in San Francisco, California in 2016, with the goal of helping contractors and engineering firms expand their BIM Modeling, MEP Detailing, and Engineering capacities. Since then, the company has expanded to Los Angeles and Phoenix, and now provides design and technical services to companies across the United States and Canada.
We are service provider, helping VDC teams complete more projects and instantly scale productivity through staff augmentation and turnkey design solutions, without the financial and human resource challenges involved with directly hiring additional staff.
Throughout the engineering and detailing pre-construction process, our engineers, project managers, journeyman, and technicians collaborate with contractors to provide constructible models that are ready for fabrication and efficient installation.
BIM Designs believes in a giving teams the flexibility to do the excellent work they've been trained to do as tradesmen and journeymen, while living life that they want.
We take pride in our community, and work to help the next generation of leaders in our field by exposing students to opportunities in the STEM fields.
Through team-led workshops, internship opportunities, education, scholarships and community engagement programs, we empower the communities in which we live and serve.
Yes, but the level of detail determines how models should be used in the field. For example, to fabricate based from a BIM model, you'll want the LOD to be 400 or above. All the different levels of development (LOD) are defined below, highlighting their potential uses. Understanding what the different levels of development will help you complete RFPs for your projects.
The building 3D model is developed to represent the information on basic level. Thereby, only conceptual model creation is possible in this stage. Parameters like area, height, volume, location and orientation are defined.
General model, where elements are modeled with approximate quantities, size, shape, location and orientation. We can also attach non-geometric information to the model elements
Accurate modeling and shop drawings where elements are defined with specific assemblies, precise quantity, size, shape, location and orientation. Here, too, we can attach non-geometric information to the model elements
It includes model details and elements that represent how building elements interface with various systems and other building elements with graphics and written definitions
Model elements are modeled as specific assemblies, with complete fabrication, assembly, and detailing information in addition to precise quantity, size, shape, location and orientation. Non-geometric information to the model elements can also be attached
Elements are modeled as constructed assemblies for Maintenance and operations. In addition to actual and accurate in size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation, non-geometric information is attached to modeled elements
We price projects two ways, all in a proposal format:
On average it takes 72 hours. We do try to get estimates out within a 24 hour period.