134 Captain Springs Rd.
Onehunga Auckland
18 Newnham St.
Rangiora, Canterbury
+64 3 310 6322
sales@vaico.co.nz

Seismic BIM Modeling

Seismic BIM Modeling Services

With the level of detail afforded by our modeling expertise, we can include the location of hangers, seismic bracing, sleeves, inserts and penetrations inside the BIM model.  These points can be loaded and shot on-site, checked on-site, confirmed, and re-checked against the model.  Vaico’s seismic BIM modeling services provides a unique advantage to the on-site assembly process, shaving hours per location and ensuring building code adherence.

Did you know that every hanger and brace can be modeled?  Every penetration and sleeve can be identified in the model, too.  By modeling this information to code, you know you can build to code.

How It Works

Just as you model the MEP or HVAC systems, you can model the seismic hardware.  This allows us to locate the x, y, z coordinate points for the concrete insert.  These points in the model can be transferred to the Trimble LM 80 handheld device.  On-site, in conjunction with the robotic Total Station, one person can layout the entire seismic work for a project. We can also use this integration in reverse.  By recording existing on-site conditions with the Trimble equipment, we can overlay the layouting points on the model to see if the as-built conditions are correct.  The contractor and subcontractors can use the as-built measurements to verify the quality of construction and check acceptable tolerances using the building model. When as-built conditions are combined and overlaid with the model, the contractor can make sure that all structures are built according to specification.  With Vaico/ISAT’s Seismic and Gravity BIM Services, we can incorporate this process of Build-To-Design and Design-To-Build to reduce field rework and allow subcontractors to prefabricate more off-site. The result is reduced field labor hours, therefore reduced cost of the project and savings for all project stakeholders.