Once upon a time, building design traditionally relied upon drafting of two-dimensional buildings with pen and paper drawings. This created back and forth issuing of drawings and designs from one party to another, and for a long time was how we operated in the construction industry. Unfortunately, it was a longwinded process that created misunderstandings and inefficiencies for many projects.
Today, technology has evolved for easier building planning with Building Information Modelling (BIM). We can say goodbye to wasted resources and make the design process that much easier. We can now use BIM, an advanced technology, to monitor the life cycle of a project, including the cost of management, the construction needs, the ability to see the design come to life and beyond. BIM facilitates streamlined operations and communication across multiple stakeholders, from designers to structural engineers and contractors. Each party can add their relevant information to the reality-based model and it is stored within easy access of each contributor. With all data stored within the same model, every designer is able to collaborate effectively and be, literally, on the same page.
It’s easy to see that BIM is transforming the construction industry and the way that we plan, create and monitor concepts, from their inception to the buildings life cycle.
Consult Australia conducted research on the business value of BIM in Australia and New Zealand, finding that these two countries are among the world’s leading regions for adopting BIM, with firms planning to deepen their involvement. Their studies observed that in order to get the most out of BIM, every party on board a project needed to fully embrace using the software.
The Consult Australia report highlighted that BIM software effectively saves construction teams errors and rework by up to 20%. The software’s interconnected nature also has the potential to embed data within the model for all parties to see, such as details on material, function, size, documentation and other relevant information. For any firm serious about eliminating unnecessary costs and facilitating well-structured, efficient and dynamic communications between their builders, planners and architects, embracing these new advancements is critical.
A type of BIM software, Revit, was introduced by Autodesk. Revit integrates 3D manipulated reality components with 2D drafting elements to fit in with a project’s scheduled lifecycle. Whether you work in the architectural, structural engineering, construction, civil, oil and gas, utility or urban domain, a Revit model will elevate your planning to advantageous new levels. Investors, designers and plumbers alike will all benefit from the transparency of having synchronised design software in place.
The importance of manufacturers supplying Revit models for design briefs is incredibly important, as it allows all parties to be aware of the products size and function along with any requirements for a design brief. Manufacturers creating Revit content reduce the time investment required by the designer to model the components themselves.
No matter what industry you belong to, whether it’s the retail food business or transport infrastructure, managing and disposing waste efficiently is extremely important. Properly disposing of waste needn’t be at the expense of functionality and space reduction, though - both form and function can operate simultaneously. Delivering the best of both worlds without compromising on essential elements is what we strive to do with our industry-leading Australian-run manufacturing and construction company, ACO.
At ACO, we are developing Revit models to help our customers with the planning, specification and installation of our products because we believe overlooking this addition to our services is detrimental to doing business with our clients.
Our latest Revit models have been developed for the ACO Passavant range of grease traps. Grease traps are often installed in tight and restricted spaces, where correct planning is paramount to the operation of the system. With our Revit files , – you not only gather the specifications of our product lines; but you can better conceptualise the implementation of our grease traps within your project .
The Lipumax grease trap range offers below ground efficient grease disposal for both load class Class B and Class D applications.
To discover case studies where the ACO Passavant grease traps were implemented, click here.
ACO is committed to supplying functional grease trap models to the industry, from initial concept inception all the way to continual management and maintenance of your selected product. If you have any feedback on our ACO Revit models, please let us know!
Contact ACO for information on other product ranges available in Revit.