Miller Electric uses BIM technology, also known as building information modeling, to increase efficiency, cooperation between trades and time to completion on job sites across America.
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BIM is a system that we have been using for years now. BIM design is a 3D modeling concept where we coordinate specifically with mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades to integrate all three into one BIM model.
BIM Technology Supports Teamwork Among Trades
It’s a team-oriented approach to commercial electrical contracting, which resonates deeply with our shared values at Miller Electric. Teamwork is very important for us because we know that when everyone works together toward a common goal, we can create efficiencies and cost savings on construction projects.
To that end, a BIM model helps people communicate more effectively about a project. Subcontractors, Miller Electric and the client can all see and discuss the BIM architecture and see where each one of us fits into the project, what our responsibilities are and how to work together most effectively.
“They are a very, very organized company,” says Tom Schrader of Mainelli Mechanical. “Getting answers from them is very clear, very quick, very concise. A lot of times they are actually ahead of us and have already figured out some answers.”
In our experience, the more that can be figured out ahead of time using BIM technology, the more easily materials get installed. From a cost and time perspective, BIM technology creates big savings for the customer.
BIM Continues to Deliver Value After Project Completion
From creating an initial drawing to placing hangars to exporting the BIM architecture and installing it in the field, BIM design is a seamless operation.
After project completion, a BIM model continues to deliver value to the customer or building owner because they can use it continually throughout the life of the building for service and maintenance.