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GratingBIM Advantages

GratingBIM™ construction advantages are realized when you combine grating layout information and other building systems together into a virtual 3D environment. Streamlined collaboration and design confidence are improved when scaled 3D grating models interact with other disciplines, resulting in the avoidance of errors and project delays.  

IKG’s GratingBIM modeling software for construction builds grating and associated components in a consistent, real-scale, 3D environment. GratingBIM models allow for review of the interface between grating, columns, piping, walls, etc., to identify potential problems. This allows coordination between the various vendors so problems can be addressed prior to starting actual construction.   

The information below illustrates how GratingBIM building information modeling adds value to your next construction project. 

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Accelerated Review and Approval Process

Reviewing 2D Shop drawings can be time consuming. GratingBIM™ construction advantages include help for engineers when integrating 3D models from suppliers such as steel fabricators, grating manufacturers, and MEP contractor enjoy greater access to information, thus simplifying the review and approval process.  

Reduce Construction Errors

Pipe and equipment clashes in the field lead to costly field repairs and schedule delays. GratingBIM allows grating layouts to merge with piping and equipment models to easily highlight interferences. We are able to catch potential issues and fix errors prior to fabrication or installation. 

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Optimize Design

Leveraging use of 3D models early in the design can help engineers design grating layouts and ensure proper grating support.

BIM Integrated Meetings

3D model-based review and communication processes are increasingly leveraged at construction sites and utilized at EPC firms. Models can be used to raise and address RFI’s efficiently as engineers have a 3D picture or model of items requiring attention.  

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Construction Site Model Access

GratingBIM is compatible with apps on hand-held devices making grating models available in 3D at construction sites. Information such as sequencing and piece-marks are readily available.  

Lifecycle Management

GratingBIM models can be digitally stored or imported to the main facility model and utilized during the plant’s lifecycle. With the model, plant owners can easily identify any grating that may need replacement or share with engineers during any structural additions or modifications.

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Contact your local IKG sales associate for more information on how GratingBIM software can enhance integration and value on your next project.