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Managing Complexity: Facilitating 3D Enabled Delivery on a Series of Automotive Projects general motors, ghafari associates, L.L.c.
GhAFARI Associates served as the architect/engineer
and 3D integrator on a series of six design-build projects for
General Motors where 3D-enabled delivery and BIM were
a requirement. The biggest challenge was to facilitate and
manage access to thousands of 3D models and associated
2D documents and submittals being constantly updated.
General Motors architects and engineers also required
continuous access to the active project documentation for
timely feedback to the design and construction teams.
The interoperability and scalability of Bentley’s BIM solutions
allowed multiple team members to collaborate and access
the appropriate information at the right time and with the
required level of detail at any point in the project. When
coupled with the Project Wise collaboration system, a strong
and scalable solution emerged that can support projects of
increasing size and complexity.
Savannah Center of Standardization us army corps of engineers, savannah, ga
The Centers of Standardization is an initiative to consolidate
the responsibilities of programming, planning, design and
design review, and contracting of specific facility types used
by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Through
consolidation of these functions — coupled with state-of-the-art management through the use of lifecycle BIM —
the Savannah District Center of Standardization is able to
leverage efficiencies in the process for considerable savings.
Using Bentley’s integrated BIM solutions, USACE was able to
introduce the use of BIM technology and BIM practices into
its design and program management efforts. Bentley services
also were instrumental in the development of corporate
workspace configuration and the training of personnel. BIM
helped establish interdiscipline coordination and expedited
new workflows associated with BIM as a business process.