Building Information Modeling (BIM)

McAlvain utilizes BIM in both the preconstruction and construction phases. We are a strong advocate of extensive planning and coordination prior to construction with the Owner, the design team, subcontractors and suppliers.  Our preconstruction services are geared around our project team’s early involvement in the design process to develop strategies, schedules and construction plans.  We are active promoters of BIM technology, however an evaluation of the costs associated with executing BIM must be compared against the value of the benefits gained utilizing this tool.

Utilizing our in-house software and tools not only helps with planning and scheduling, it helps resolve potential conflicts and improves quality construction techniques.  Coordination is a primary concern in every project, especially when building in and around an operational facility.  Through this collaboration, each team member will be able to ensure that all aspects of the project are coordinated, including general project information such as cost, deadlines, and expectations.  BIM will help facilitate the proper design, procurement, construction and commissioning of project of any scale and complexity.  McAlvain has the in-house expertise to provide the following:

  •  Building Coordination Support
  • Clash Detection
  • Drawing Coordination
  • RFI creation and tracking support
  • Understanding of project progression and phasing
  • Planning & Scheduling Support
  • 4D Schedules
  • MEP plant upgrades, modifications, and shutdowns with minimal operation impacts
  • Trade Sequencing
  • Scheduling options and alternatives
  • Site Logistics
  • Construction Optimization
  • Visualization & Communication with project team
  • Opportunities for prefabrication
  • Support McAlvain self-perform work
  • Visualize Value Engineering Concepts & Costs
  • As-Built Models