BIM and VDC
Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Erie, PA
The Wm. T. Spaeder Co., Inc. is an industry leader in design-assisted, building information modeling (BIM) services. Spaeder’s BIM division focuses on constructability to help engineers build more efficient and more cost-effective systems. We also provide cost estimating scan services, which help determine existing conditions for retrofitting and re-engineering systems. Spaeder’s BIM team is made up of hands-on, and experienced engineers. Spaeder uses building information modeling to design systems for hospitals, schools, residential buildings, refineries and even naval vessels. Our commercial construction BIM services team is:
- Fully BIM compliant
- Fully Revit compatible
- Experienced in using Autodesk's CADmep for advanced fabrication
- Proficient in providing 'total station' layouts and collecting data
Spaeder’s Virtual Design Construction (VDC) Services
Technology allows the Wm. T. Spaeder Co., Inc. to take existing conditions, and simulate those into the building model. For the large market segment looking to adapt existing buildings for HVAC and process piping needs rather than build new, we are able to bring the advantages of digital planning, building information modeling, and virtual design, into play for major renovation projects and not just new builds.
With our advanced equipment and experienced design team, Spaeder places a heavy emphasis on visualization through modeling in order to “do it right the first time.” We also understand that customers benefit from the ability to look at models and see if they are in line with their ideas. We set up an entire cloudbase coordination system for our clients so that they can log on to it anytime and see design progress. It provides them with the opportunity to call us in the middle of the design to make changes, saving both time and money.
As a complement to our BIM capabilities, Spaeder’s coordination services support both 3D and 4D coordination. This feature provides all the trades of a project with on-site, real-time, web-based information sharing. From design to installation, we make sure you have the information needed for project decisions.
Our 3D scanning and reality computing delivers field installation information that the design and coordination teams can use to address unforeseen situations and accommodate changes during project construction. Spaeder’s 4D coordination services provide a digital model of your project based on your goals and project timeline, helping to facilitate efficient workflow and planning.
Spaeder’s In-House BIM, VDC Capabilities for the Healthcare, Industrial & Water/Wastewater Industries
Our in-house Design and Coordination team uses the latest building information modeling technology to plan exactly what is needed and where it goes. This helps cut down on wasted time, materials and ultimately, money. We take our large-scale scanners out into the field and capture full digital images of existing facilities which allow us to model these facilities in virtual environments. With this data, our engineers can extensive planning before a single foreman steps on to a construction site, thus lowering total costs and helping to avoid mistakes after the project begins.
The Wm. T. Spaeder Company has been family owned and operated for over 100 years. Throughout it all, we’ve provided honest, affordable, innovative solutions for homes and businesses in the greater Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Erie, Pa metro areas.