Our Services : Virtual Design & Construction

Seeing the Way

A picture may well be worth 1000 words and the ability to “see a way” is greatly enhanced through the use of virtual design and construction (VDC) and building information modeling (BIM). Today’s electronic modeling technologies are driving the construction industry away from two dimensional processes toward a true, model-based approach. Knutson leverages these important tools throughout design and construction to add value, facilitate decision-making, and communicate to clients, project team members, and project stakeholders. Modeling allows projects to achieve the greatest efficiency while visually depicting the overall design intent to project stakeholders.

Other Advantages of BIM

  • Visualizing the project’s schedule
  • Allowing for coordination of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems
  • Increasing the reliability of expected field conditions
  • Increasing the prefabrication of materials offsite –saving both time and costs
  • Analyzing logistics and cost scenarios
  • Reducing RFI’s
  • Identifying safety and quality issues before construction starts
  • Reducing time and cost of construction
  • Decreasing mistakes and rework in the field
  • Guiding owner and team decisions