BIM - Building Information Modeling

Kirby

The Choice of Leading Builders, Architects, Fabricators, Erectors, Engineers, Designers, and Manufactuers.

Building Information Modeling is the process of generating and managing building data and its various components throughout the building’s life cycle. Using three dimensional, real-time dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction, the process produces the Building Informational Model.

Unlike past 3D innovations in the building industry, BIM is more than a conceptual modeling tool. BIM encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographical information, quantities, and properties of building components. When the modeling software is used by manufacturers and principals involved in a building project, the resulting BIM is usable for fabrication. It involves ground-up reality rather than top-down theory.

WHY USE BIM?
Kirby Building Systems is pairing its proven track record of quality and service with the future of 3D modeling to give Builders, general contractors, engineers, and architects an edge over competitors in the market. Providing customers with a modeling system that can display an exact replica of their building leads to confidence and peace of mind for the life cycle of the project.

DIGITAL PROTOTYPE
The BIM process produces a digital prototype of your project, allowing you to build it virtually before building it in reality. A BIM project is not “drawn” in the traditional sense; rather it is “built” digitally as a database in BIM software. Instead of having to look at hundreds or thousands of separate drawings, schedules, specs, and cut sheets for all the information on a particular element, all the pertinent information is built within your BIM model.

In addition, the building owner gets a digital copy of the completed project model that can be used for decades of operation, and the cost of a building over 30 years is in maintenance and operation having a digital copy of the completed project that includes all information related to the building eases the task of ongoing maintenance. This is why virtually all governments require building contractors to use BIM for public construction.

VIEW YOUR PROJECT IN 3D - FREE!
Kirby has partnered with Tekla, who offers Tekla BIMsight, a free sofware application that offers the ability to view the BIM model of your metal building. Tekla is a leading modeling software solutions provider that offers a fully functional model review solution, without cost, that is intuitive, fast, and easy to use.   DOWNLOAD TEKLA BIMSIGHT VIEWER

IPD = GREATER COMMUNICATION
BIM seamlessly bridges gaps in communications between Builders, owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. Utilizing BIM with an Integrated Project Delivery system, or IPD, leverages the power of modeling to facilitate collaborative decision-making.

SOLVE PROBLEMS BEFORE BREAKING GROUND
Design issues can be addressed and modified early in the process, saving time and money. Visual representations of potential issues enable you to identify clashes and conflicts between architectural, structural, and MEP systems. This means you can resolve potential problems before a building is actually built.
 

BIM IS THE CHOICE OF LEADING BUILDERS, ARCHITECTS, FABRICATORS, ERECTORS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, MANUFACTURERS AND OWNERS BECAUSE IT:

  • Allows for easier coordination of various software and project personnel through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) systems
  • Serves as a significant resource for erectors
  • Produces a working model usable for fabrication
  • Leads to increased productivity
  • Enables improved communication across project team members, which can significantly reduce change order costs
  • Enhances quality control, including clash detection
  • Provides comprehensive life-cycle management