Building Information Modeling (BIM)
While many firms see technology as a plug-and-play solution, here at O'Neal, our team takes a different approach to the latest innovations. We are integrating our team's invaluable design and construction experience with leading software and processes to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
O'Neal employs the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to evaluate the design and construction of buildings, infrastructure, and utilities. Through this process, information is turned into insight and deliver value at every step of the process.
BIM involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Design, visualization, simulation, and collaboration enabled by BIM provides greater clarity for the project team throughout the delivery process. BIM is essential in achieving project and business goals.
On the front end, O'Neal uses our SCOPE Directional Estimating process, which consists of a site/project assessment tool, in collaboration with clients to create detailed 3D models, providing instant feedback regarding location, cost, layout, energy, lifecycle, cut and fill, and scheduling. With this macro Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, the owner and project team can visualize and analyze the project to make informed decisions quickly.
O'Neal's approach to technology allows our preconstruction, design, procurement and construction experts to effectively collaborate at the onset of project delivery. This technology is bringing the true benefits of design-build together at the onset of a project where it can pay the biggest benefit to both the owner and project team.
On the construction side, O'Neal utilizes BIM 360 to give project managers the ability to assess and problem-solve in real time using iPads on the jobsite. With direct links to original BIM models, all updates and modifications are instantly displayed so progress can be tracked. This software is also used to track materials and equipment through various stages of the construction process, adding an extra level of security. Checklists and troubleshooting issues are all cataloged and fully accessible through the iPad, as well as shop drawings, plan sheets and more. Instead of regrouping around physical renderings, project managers can view the most updated information in one place - ensuring accountability among multiple partners.