In traditional 2D design, spatial conflicts between elements of different trades are hard to detect. Therefore, they are often left to be solved at the construction site, which interferes with the construction process, causing delays and additional costs.
With developed 3D BIM model, we conduct clash detection analysis identifying every conflict and support their resolution in pre-construction phase, reaching fully coordinated design and eliminating unnecessary costs.
We develop Clash Detection Matrix defining required distances between trades and all clash tests that need to be conducted, in order to identify all conflicts and discrepancies in design, including:
- hard clashes – different building elements physically intersecting between each other
- soft clashes – required distances between elements are not met, which may interfere with technical regulations or good practice standards.
BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) is used to communicate clashes with design team since BEXEL Manager BIM platform fully supports BCF.
We analyze and prioritize clashes, creating detailed clash reports containing number of conflicts between different trades, descriptions, positions and visualizations of each clash in order to facilitate clash resolution.
Conducting coordination meetings with design teams we support resolution of all conflicts, and supervise the propagation of agree resolutions to all respected designs, in order to ensure smooth construction process.