Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has transformed the construction industry to ease and facilitate the design and construction process for architects, engineers, and contractors. From the digitization of hand sketches using AutoCAD and other 2D software to 3D BIM models that facilitate virtual walkthrough of space before actual construction, new technologies have streamlined many complex processes in construction, including document production. The industry is now moving toward automating the design and documentation process using design rules and technologies such as Dynamo and Revit. However, owing to the lack of knowledge and expertise in BIM, many companies are having a hard time leveraging the potential of these new technologies. Not just this, the processes involved in document production can also pose several challenges. For example, geographically diverse teams across multiple time zones make collaboration and communication—among architects, engineers, contractors (AEC), and documentation experts—a daunting task.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, eLogicTech Solutions—a leading BIM consulting services company—is perfectly poised to address these challenges and assist the AEC community in faster document production, including design development (DD), construction document (CD), permit drawings, and photorealistic 3D images while ensuring the highest quality of documents.
eLogicTech offers BIM services including detailed design documentation, Revit models with required level of detail (LOD) specifications, built condition models, energy simulation modeling, and CAD to BIM assistance. The company meets customers’ expectations by offering accurate BIM models by adhering to strict timelines, global construction guidelines, and quality processes along with 24/7 project coordination. During client engagements, eLogicTech adopts a unique methodology that focuses on the quality of deliverables. First, eLogicTech’s project manager (PM) reviews the clients’ current standards and processes for defining requirements. Then, together with the client, the PM defines the scope, plans the BIM environment, and chooses the best-fit studio model for the client.
Further, the roles and responsibilities are divided among team members, and if required, the additional workforce is allocated depending on the volume of the documentation. With cross quality checks at everystage of the project, eLogicTech keeps a close eye on the quality of designs. “We ensure the quality of the process by leveraging in-house BIM engineers who identify potential spatial conflicts while working on a schematic design (SD) and DD,” says Rupali Modi, Director of eLogicTech Solutions. Each team member goes through a series of quality control process and performs cross quality check (QC). Further, project coordinators review the results. “Ultimately, the project manager reviews the entire project, checks all the specifications, and proceeds to prepare construction documentation sets in a single BIM environment before the delivery,” she adds. eLogicTech handles documentation and detailing with minimal support from the customer, which enables them to focus on their core competencies of designing.
Over the past two decades, eLogicTech Solutions has worked with several clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and delivered more than 3000 projects across North America, U.K., Middle East, and Australia. Recently, a leading engineering firm in the U.S. with a vast clientele in the AEC industry collaborated with eLogicTech for a BIM modeling project. The engineering firm was handling multiple, large residential construction projects at the same time. The company’s in-house team was unable to handle the workload, and they were looking for a partner with an experienced BIM outsourcing service to manage the time-critical Revit modeling projects. eLogicTech’s BIM modeling team studied the client’s requirements and construction standards and developed a coordinated BIM model using Autodesk Revit. Besides this, by utilizing Autodesk Advance Steel software, the team created a detailed bill of materials while successfully delivering the 3D BIM model as a Revit file.
Through proven quality control processes and the experience in facilitating collaborative design implementations, eLogicTech has established itself as a key player in the industry, offering cost-effective architectural production services. Rupali credits the company’s success to its state of the art infrastructure and highly qualified employees who are postgraduates in the field of Architecture, Structure, and MEP with more than fourteen years of experience. To enhance their skillset, eLogicTech also provides continuing education programs from industry experts.
Looking ahead, eLogicTech plans to expand its footprint into the European market by 2021. Among eLogicTech’s upcoming endeavors, Rupali asserts the expansion of services to include customization using Revit API and dynamo to serve clients better. She further states, “When it comes to building a relationship with our clients, we don’t consider the projects just in terms of profitability. We look at it as a partnership where both companies are in the project together and complement each other to serve the end-clients.”