Shane Edgell, Founder and CEO
The proliferation of new and promising technologies like AI, AR/VR, big data, and IoT are now pushing building information modeling (BIM) beyond its initial threshold. This, in turn, is leading the basic 3D BIMs (capturing only height, width, and length) to handle the aspects of time (4D), cost (5D), sustainability (6D), and facility management applications (7D).
With these multi-dimensional developments on the horizon, devising an integrated BIM strategy can vastly improve the experience of a project. It can grant the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) teams the convenience of review and quality control even before breaking the ground. However, implementing such a holistic BIM approach to a construction project is easier said than done. AECs often have to coordinate with multiple BIM consultants for the different focus areas of a single construction project, which undoubtedly leaves behind gaps and lowers the overall quality of the project drastically. What the AECs now need is a full-service BIM partner, who can help them streamline the holistic experience of a construction project.
Enter EdgellBIM, a recognized one-stop-shop for BIM services that brings diverse focus areas of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP); fire protection; architectural/structural modeling; 3D scanning; and construction operations building information exchange (COBie); all under one roof.
What steers EdgellBIM ahead of its competition in the BIM space is indeed its ability to promptly provide integrated and holistic BIM services at a very competitive rate. The EdgellBIM team has extensive expertise in the sector to create high-level of detail (LOD) models that can allow the design and construction teams to evaluate every intricate detail of the project right from the start and drastically reduce the cost for construction. Besides, the team is also proficient in scanning and creating 3D BIM models of existing buildings. For this, the EdgellBIM team utilizes Autodesk’s Revit software tool to meet the LOD-500 BIM specifications and models the building elements as constructed assemblies for maintenance and operations. This allows the EdgellBIM team to detect and resolve even minor spacing and sizing constraints. “Our expansive knowledge of different facilities and our attention to the intricate details empower us to create building models that precisely depict how it will look in the real world,” emphasizes Shane Edgell, founder and CEO of EdgellBIM.
Banking on the glory of such expertise, EdgellBIM has established an extensive clientele over the years, including world renowned entities such as NASA. The U.S. federal space agency recently contracted EdgellBIM to handle the BIM modeling and coordination of its Measurement Systems Laboratory at Fort Langley, VA. From the electrical, fire alarm, telecom, security, and audio/video modeling to the coordination and creation of installation drawings, EdgellBIM offered an electrical-based holistic BIM service to the federal client. Similarly, offering plumbing-BIM on the Bristol luxury condominium in West Palm Beach, FL, Fire Protection design and BIM on the WVU School of Business and Economics, along with Plumbing-BIM, HVAC-BIM, and Lead-BIM services for Universities such as Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of Maryland, Univ. of Miami, and Virginia Tech are a few of the other colossal buildings that have leveraged EdgellBIM’s services. All these facilities bear the testament to EdgellBIM’s superior BIM services.
Even now, when the world is under the grasp of a global pandemic, EdgellBIM continues to stay resilient in its offerings. Braving the storm that COVID-19 has brought forth, EdgellBIM is employing all the cutting-edge tools and software in the industry to facilitate the construction projects of their clients. Moving forward with the same valor in a post-pandemic world, EdgellBIM wants to expand its services in other countries and markets. “While we continue to grow, our focus would always be to sustain our reputation in the market as a state-of-the-art, holistic BIM services provider,” concludes Edgell.