Advantage Engineers developed a 3-Dimensional electrical building information model and coordinating the model with other engineering discipline models for a 244-apartment residential development in Bethesda, Maryland. The development includes 16 floors and a penthouse level. Advantage used building information modeling (BIM) to generate and manage a digital representation of the site, including physical and functional characteristics. The 3-D BIM model reduces the opportunity for conflicts during the construction phase allowing projects to complete on time and within budget.
Advantage provided a clash-free model with annotations to the General Contractor and client for distribution to field personnel for installation. Based on the Foreman’s hand markings, Advantage used this information to produce bus ducts, conduits, lights, an inslab conduit layout, electrical switchgears and panels with annotations for field use. Advantage produced the virtual construction project using AutoCAD MEP, Revit and Navisworks Manage programs.