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.