Build, develop & maintain models
In the BIM process, models comprise both geometry (the physical representation of elements) and data, which enables construction teams to confirm and coordinate design information within a virtual environment. We guide our customers through the process by building, developing and maintaining Revit models to help the construction keep to timeline, from Shop Drawings to As Built stage. Our BIM specialists support project managers by attending design coordination meetings – either in person or remotely – making changes flagged by the project BIM coordinator and rectifying clashes. Fill in our one-page Revit Specification Sheet and we will help you determine complex requirements such as Level Of Development (LOD) or other terms that may be a source of confusion. (For a detailed explanation of LOD, read our blog Find Your Level.) From site establishment to client handover, the Revit technicians at Drawable can lead electrical, air conditioning, plumbing, fire (wet and dry) security, data/voice and audio visual contractors through the entire delivery of projects by generating elements of the model for all trades up to LOD 500. After installation is complete, Drawable also has the expertise to assist with Facility & Asset Management, which involves maintaining the operation of buildings and infrastructure, plus long-term Lifecycle BIM of the facility.
Another service we offer is to lead the BIM coordination on behalf of the builder to ensure the modelling philosophy and management is maintained throughout the project. However, the primary purpose of this process is clash detection. Within the model, clash or collision detection predicts conflicts between trade services – such as a mechanical duct running through an electrical cable tray, for example – allowing contractors to resolve potential conflicts at design stage. This is an invaluable cost and time-saving tool for trade professionals working to the accelerated schedules of modern construction. Our technicians analyse and assess the client’s requirements, ensuring they are incorporated into the Revit model. We utilise web-based management systems for file distribution and to maintain communication throughout clash detection and resolution, design changes, and the construction/installation process. The fully equipped boardroom in Drawable’s headquarters is ideal for hosting coordination meetings to resolve clashes between the trade, architectural and structural models on our wall-mounted screen. The Drawable team will also chair, lead and direct meetings if required, in order to achieve a fully coordinated model. We then provide detailed minutes and illustrated reports (including JPEGs of clashes) within 48 hours of meeting close.
Even though the Australian market is relatively new to the BIM environment, we find our customers see a significant return on their investment in this model-based approach:
Shared Revit models mean less duplication and reworking of drawings between trades through regular collaboration, which ensures that designs, systems and structures are coordinated.
By ensuring all the contractors on a project have this consistent access to the same detailed models, BIM dramatically increases time efficiency.
If BIM Coordination starts from site establishment, issues or sizing problems with elements (such as fire service pipes, for example) can be resolved before their manufacturing deadlines.
Navisworks clash detection means conflicts can be detected and resolved during BIM coordination meetings, well before construction and installation on site.
BIM coordinators, builders and contractors can view projects in incredible detail, zooming in on areas of limited space and even spying through walls to see if a potential change will affect services on the other side.
Model elements are able to carry extensive data including make, model, specs etc, so they can be selected, ordered and tracked automatically.
Contractors have a better understanding of the job and enhanced scheduling of labour requirements and material delivery.
Put simply, BIM improves the transition between design and construction, which leads to greater cost predictability – and, of course, savings.
Drawable’s expertise has been invaluable for the BIM coordination of the Sydney Opera House Function Centre upgrade. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Patterson Building Group
We call the Drawable team ‘the Postmen’ … they always deliver!
project manager (property)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dave and his team provide excellent service, a high level of accuracy and fast turnaround times. I would highly recommend him for any AutoCAD or Revit services, from assisting with design to as built documentation.
Love the fantastic service that I have been given from all the team for many years. Never fail to deliver and consistently support us with a great product. Always happy to recommend Drawable!
senior facilities consultant
Australis Facilities Management
We utilise Drawable for all our drafting and engineering needs, Dave and the crew work seamlessly with our Design and Project Managers. Great service.
Somerville Electric have been using Drawable’s services for over 8 years and we have been astonished at their level of professionalism. We are very pleased with the quality and collaboration on all projects along with the timely responses.
Stowe CBD has found Drawable most reliable and mistake-free with all our CAD. Not only is their pricing very competitive but we have found their work to have a very quick turnaround, which helps the supply of documentation to our clients.
Sydney CBD manager
I have been using Drawable for shop drawings, revisions and as builts for eight years both in my current role and with my previous employer, ADCO Constructions, and they consistently provide great service. Their work is accurate and they always meet our tight schedules. A joy to work with.
I’ve been using these guys for years. No matter how bad my mark ups are they always turn around a professional job in a short period of time. I would recommend this team to anyone.
Drawable has provided our business with as built drawings for numerous projects over the past 9 years. We’ve always had great results, even when the info we send is not as detailed as needed. Dave and his team just know their stuff.
Fast Track Communications
Great experience from Dave and the team at Drawable. Highly recommend their services for any contractor needing AutoCAD and Revit drafting solutions.
Very responsive and the quality and project delivery was second to none.
Excellent team and quality drafting. From the smallest of changes to a complete Revit design, these guys are the best in the business.
We’ve been working with Dave and the team for the past 12 months – they’ve been extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with. Drawable always have a quick turnaround on all drawings. I will be using them in the future and would highly recommend them to others in the industry.
We utilise the services of Drawable for our as built drawings. We always get a professional and reliable service, good communication and great staff to work with!
4 Fold Building Services
We’ve been working with Dave and the team at Drawable for over 12 months and cannot recommend them highly enough. BIM and 3D modelling has been great with Cameron. Always turning drawings and models around early or on time.
Our company has been using Drawable for quite some time and we have always been pleased with the efficiency and the quality of the work they produce. We would highly recommend using Drawable.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dave and his team for around nine years now and nothing is too hard for these guys. My requests can be anything from an adjustment to an existing drawing to complete new drawings and the work is always produced as asked.
Dave’s deep and detailed knowledge of the industry makes working with Drawable a breeze. His consistency and reliability is second to none.