PERFORM A CLASH DETECTION ANALYSIS, COMPARING EITHER DESIGN MODEL TO CLOUD, CLOUD TO CLOUD, OR MODEL TO MODEL.
Clash detection is a crucial process in the field of construction and design that enables project teams to proactively identify and address potential issues or conflicts within a building’s design or construction before they become significant problems. On the other hand, addressing clashes early helps prevent delays during construction. If clashes are left unresolved until the construction phase, they can lead to construction rework, which not only consumes time but also adds to the project’s costs.
Cloud-to-model Clash Detection:
In cloud-to-model clash detection, data is collected from the real construction site using various scanning technologies. The collected data from the physical site, often referred to as "point cloud data," is then integrated into the BIM model. This integration allows for a direct comparison between the physical conditions on the site (captured by the cloud data) and the virtual representation of the project (the BIM model). These discrepancies can include issues such as structural misalignments, clashes between building components, or deviations from the original design intent.
Model-to-Model Clash Detection:
Model-to-model clash detection occurs entirely within the BIM environment and does not involve real-world data from the construction site. In this scenario, different models created by various project stakeholders, such as architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and others, are combined into a single, comprehensive BIM model. Clash detection software is used to analyze and compare the various components and systems within the BIM model to identify clashes or conflicts. These clashes can result from design inconsistencies, spatial overlaps, or clashes in the building's systems. This process helps ensure that different elements, such as structural elements, plumbing, electrical systems, and architectural features, do not interfere with each other, which is essential for the successful execution of the project. By identifying clashes and conflicts, project teams can proactively address them, leading to a more efficient construction process, reduced costs, and minimized delays. Additionally, resolving clashes ensures that the final built structure closely adheres to the original design intent, improving overall project quality and client satisfaction.
Better planning between new design elements and existing designs
Decrease in the number of visits to the project site
Digital information that allows the comparison between the different stages of construction