Barnes & Dodge was an early adopter of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology since its inception. From the early years of three dimensional (3D) CAD files to the current capability of spatial coordination, clash detection and resolution, and scheduling, bidding, and operations management, Barnes & Dodge has the tools and the personnel to support BIM efforts at every level.
In most buildings, mechanical systems tend to occupy a majority of the overhead space. Barnes & Dodge utilizes BIM to simulate the amount of space our systems will take above a ceiling, and to ensure that this fits with other systems – electrical, structural and others. This upfront communication with trades allows a fit of building systems and decreases onsite changes.