Building Information Modeling

We Virtually Build It Before A Shovel Hits the Ground by Utilizing BIM.

Barton Associates was an early adopter of building information modeling (BIM) utilizing Autodesk Revit.  We have worked closely with our clients to develop and implement BIM standards from level of design 100 through level of design 500.  We understand the significant return on investment associated with early design phase planning and coordination.  This coordination is both spatial and operational as early decisions regarding building material types, quantities and locations can be quickly evaluated from an aesthetic and performance standpoint.  BIM facilitates an integrative approach between the various design constituencies yielding the best value proposition for the client.  We have completed projects that have ranged from Level of Development (LOD) 100 through LOD 350 and LOD 500, as defined by the AIA.  We also perform clash detection analysis, utilizing Navisworks, for internal MEP coordination and coordination with the structural and architectural design elements. We are able to integrate owner required information about assets to facilitate building maintenance and life cycles.

At Barton Associates, our entire staff of engineers and designers are trained on Autodesk Revit Design Software and we recognize the following benefits of building information modeling technology:

  • Promotes Greater collaboration among project teams to improve efficiency and coordination.
  • Greater predictability by allowing more accurate analysis to be done during design rather than having to make changes during construction.
  • Optimized solutions and reduced risks by identifying coordination or system conflicts, thus reducing the number of errors and omissions that require corrections and additional costs.
  • Faster project delivery by condensed project cycles for a more streamlined, timely project delivery model.
  • Enhanced performance allows design and client visualization of what is to be built including VR and virtual walkthroughs
  • Reduces waste by improving the quality of the final product and minimizing rework during construction.
  • Leveraging the database aspect of Revit to create efficiencies and continuity in design and reduce errors and omissions.