BIM Technologies

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Tpac’s Comprehensive Building Information Modeling

Tpac has been involved with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3-D modeling since becoming a Charter Member of StructureWorks Precast in 2004. Developed by precast manufacturers for precast manufacturers, StructureWorks Precast utilizes the SQL database, providing an automated, parametric, 3-dimensional model.

The erection drawings (framing plans and elevations), sections, and production drawings (cut sheets, steel sheets) are created from the model via the database. All revisions are made in the model with the changes automatically populating throughout each of the drawings, eliminating the need to touch every detail of every piece of every change.

The SQL database allows the sharing and updating of real-time data among all departments within Tpac.

Tpac works closely with the design team (General Contractor, Architect, Engineer of Record) by sending progress models and ultimately the final model via numerous compatible software applications, such as AutoCAD 3-D and Navisworks.

The design team can then use this model, along with the models of other trades (mechanical, plumbing, etc.) to ensure that the design intent has been met and to avoid any fit issues (interference detection).