Hatzel & Buehler employs a full staff of highly qualified BIM/VDC designers. This team works hand in hand with Hatzel & Buehler’s project management team to offer the most efficient installation possible.
The VDC team members are located across our 12 office locations but stay in contact daily. The team holds regular meetings to review projects along with new technologies in prefabrication and updated programs to provide detailed designs and models. This network allows our most skilled team members to be involved in projects through the territory of Hatzel and Buehler and offers the option to be called on if a project has a larger need in a short amount of time.
Our modeling team leader reviews all the contract documents, specifications & drawings to validate a work direction. At this time, we will distribute the specific systems/workload to its members. Once systems have been assigned, the team member would meet with the entire coordination team to establish lines of communication and file distribution. Hatzel & Buehler knows the importance of coordination and holds weekly coordination meetings for progress, conflict detection and solution directions. We will provide construction plans to the engineers for approval and offer signoffs on other trade designs to prevent conflicts.
After modeling has been completed and approved, we send out specific items to our prefabrication facility for production. Our modeling team takes their design and provides points that can be utilized for our laser layout tool in the field. They also provide a full set of design drawings that can be used throughout the lifecycle of the building.
DESIGN-ASSIST ENGINEERING TEAM EXPERIENCE
Hatzel & Buehler uses an experienced approach to our client’s design assist projects with our in-house VDC/BIM design team capabilities and expertise to a construction project. Hatzel and Buehler has extensive experience working as a trade partner on a design-assist project, we provide an early review of the specifications and design narrative with appropriate questions and scope clarifications modeling electrical components ahead of 100% CDs to maintain fast-tracked projects. The Hatzel & Buehler VDC Team attends coordination meetings to help with the design-assist team with the vendors, manufacturers, engineers, and owners.
BIM CAPABILITIES & TECHNOLOGIES
Hatzel & Buehler work in cloud-based Central Models in-office or remotely utilizing Revit with eVolve add-in to do all modeling, detailing, and prefabrication operations. Hatzel & Buehler utilizes all supported versions of the following technology:
- Bluebeam Revu
- eVolve Electrical
- Trimble Total Station
- Trimble 3D Scanner
- Microsoft Office