BIM & Snagging

What is BIM? Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM helps to Connect, organize and optimize your projects using a single platform for construction management to improve decision-making and realize more predictable and profitable outcomes. BIM is a tool for all FOUR stages of a construction projects (Design, Preconstruction, Field Execution, Handover and operation)

What are its key features?

Reduce risk, improve quality, and deliver projects on time and on budget:

Predict safety hazards, proactively manage quality, automate tasks, and reduce rework so that you can control costs and stay on schedule.

Accelerate and improve decision making, connect your teams, and predict project outcomes:

Centralize your project data and access the information you need in real-time, anywhere, so you can track your project and make decisions in the field.

Go from design to construction all within one platform:

Controlled work-sharing enables multidisciplinary teams to co-author shared Revit models, visualize every update, and manage design data throughout the project lifecycle.

Increase predictability and profitability while driving innovation in your business:

Build a digital strategy that connects and structures data from individual projects, creating actionable information that drives innovation and better business decision making.

How does it help constructability? Design errors, omissions, and inaccuracies are the leading cause of rework in the field — and the resulting cost and schedule overruns. Start every job with the entire team on the right page with constructability review software that supports design reviews, version comparison, and issue resolution. It also allows you to access and view all 2D and 3D designs, collaboratively comment on sheets and models with markup tools, and resolve design issues during preconstruction to start every job with more constructible drawings.

How does it allow collaboration between the team members? An efficient design process starts with connecting project teams. The right design collaboration solution can help do just that. Accelerate project delivery, reduce rework, and improve productivity by enabling teams to securely co-author BIM designs in real-time and streamline deliverable coordination. Having the right information at your fingertips is key to making more informed decisions. Harness the power of our unified, cloud-based system to improve productivity and efficiency, reduce rework, and accelerate project delivery.

How does it help the quality control? The construction quality problems that cost the most are the ones that you miss. Standardize on a proactive QA/QC process with construction quality management software that enables the whole team to participate in quality inspections from mobile devices. With a proactive construction quality control plan, you’ll gain visibility into all project issues and resolve them earlier. As a result, you’ll reduce rework and stay on schedule.

What is its advantage in Submittals, Request for Information (RFI’s) and Document management? Contractual procedures, communication processes, and standards can vary from one project to the next, and they’re further complicated by having multiple processes and software to manage. Simplify the process with a single platform to streamline management of RFIs and submittals to help meet contractual obligations. Improve communication and visibility into project controls workflows like RFIs and submittals by managing them in a single platform. Building from outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate drawings, models, and documents is a sure-fire path to rework, RFIs, and delayed schedules. Streamline construction document management by using a single, cloud-based platform for organizing, distributing, and sharing files. It’s the ideal foundation for successful project outcomes.

Snagging

Our chartered surveyors are highly experienced in the process of snagging and are able to provide the team with a detailed snagging report. The process of inspection and going through a snagging list is usually performed close to the end of the project, if not right at the end of construction so the works can be reviewed and checked. The list of items to be completed or corrected is compiled by the contractor and submitted to the employer’s agent or lead designer (usually the architect or engineer).

At Eblana Associates, we work to ensure all defects apparent before practical completion are rectified prior to issuing the certification for practical completion.

Why should we do it for you? A professional inspector from Eblana Associates is likely to spot more defects than anyone else. As part of our service, we can liaise with your builder on your behalf and push for the defects to be fixed. We ensure to recheck the work to make sure more damage hasn’t been caused and offer support up. This allows our Client’s to save money by being able to bring the contractor back to fix the existing issues. The snagging process has a small cost associated with it, and allows you to save a huge amount of money on what you spend after the project delivery to fix defects. Snagging simply allows a perfect project handover.

When is Snagging necessary? Regardless of whether a property is being purchased to live in, or as an investment, a structural snag list should always be performed before contracts are exchanged. When compared to the expense of the property being purchased, a professional structural snag list fee is a small price to pay to know that your property is built safely, correctly and to current building regulations. No one wants to have to rectify building defects and sustain additional costs after a property has been purchased! If you are having property built, a great incentive for your developer to finish your home to a high standard is holding back retention money until all snagging defects are complete. A builder will often give more credence to a professional report and is more likely to rectify the items properly and fully, as opposed to one created by a non-professional builder.


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