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As the construction industry undergoes a digital revolution, we’re seeing two related concepts offering opportunities for innovation and collaboration: VDC and BIM.

A few similarities between the two concepts include:

  • They both involve the creation of digital models that represent the entire construction process. 
  • They both promote collaboration among stakeholders, including architects, engineers, and contractors.
  • They both aim to enhance efficiency in the design and construction processes.
  • They both provide 3D visualization, providing a preview of the building project.

What is Virtual Design and Construction?

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is a rapidly expanding engineering approach that involves creating a digital model of a construction project. 

Imagine a 3D, data-rich model that not only visualizes the building’s structure but can also integrate scheduling, cost estimation, and project management. VDC enhances collaboration, reduces risks, and ensures a smoother, more efficient construction process.

What is Building Information Modeling?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the heartbeat of modern Design Engineering. It’s a technology that goes beyond conventional 3D modeling. 

This intelligent model includes information about every aspect of a building, allowing architects, engineers, and contractors to work smoothly together and make smart data-driven decisions. This collaboration reduces errors, minimizes in-field coordination issues, and optimizes resource allocation.

How do VDC and BIM services improve engineering results?

When it’s your building, building it right matters.

In general, VDC leans more towards virtual project coordination, while BIM encompasses a broader spectrum of information for informed decision-making.

But together, Virtual Design and Construction and Building Information Modeling technologies help our team of Michigan MEP engineers offer smart solutions to facilities managers charged with new builds. 

The benefits to you include:

  • Optimized schedules
  • Lower risk
  • Cost estimation
  • And simulated construction models

Our goal is always to design with the end user in mind, because we believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between financial sustainability, environmental responsibility, and getting the project done.

Take the first step today by contacting our team!