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VIRTUAL DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

MSD VDC Group specializes in creating virtual 3D models of your mechanical systems, utilizing Revit mapped with real world materials & equipment from our custom libraries. Our 3D models showcase all of the mechanical system components within our building models, assuring appropriate spacing is suitable for efficient and effective facility access. Our team of Design Coordinators is able to utilize our building models to manufacture sheet metal, fabricate piping systems, and install ideal mechanical systems that fit our clients short and long term facility needs. Our models are available electronically for field installation throughout the duration of the project. The model is uploaded into the Architectural and Structural models to assure all items fit accordingly during construction, and are available for owner use following building turnover. 

 

The sheet metal manufacture process consists of completing design load calculations, preparing costs estimates and assuring a fit of all sheet metal components into the sheet metal 3D building model. Once all sheet metal products are inserted into the Sheet Metal files we proceed with  inserting our Sheet metal models into the Architectural/Structural file to allow for collaboration with the owner and associated trades, and ensuring all systems are coordinated for proper fit into the overall 3D building model. Once these stages are completed our team of coordinators will work to create individual piece numbers associated with each sheet metal component. The sheet metal file consisting of all parts is electronically submitted to our in-house sheet metal shop where individual items are manufactured. The sheet metal components are manufactured in conjunction with the overall project schedule, creating the ability to release certain areas of the building. This process allows our team to release, manufacturer, deliver and install our sheet metal components on schedule with the overall build cycle. 

 

Our fabrication process consists of completing design calculations, sizing piping, estimation cost analysis and assuring all mechanical Plumbing & Piping products fit into the Plumbing & Piping 3D building models. Once all Plumbing & Piping products are inserted into the Plumbing & Piping building models, we proceed with inserting our Plumbing & Piping models into the Architectural/Structural file to allow for collaboration with the owner and associated trades, and ensure all systems are coordinated for proper fit into the building model. Once all areas have been coordinated and signed off our team of coordinators will work with our installation teams to identify what areas of the building systems will be fabricated. Once these areas have been identified we will work to create individual spool drawings with our in house custom software allowing for work orders to be created by pipe types, building areas and system assemblies directly from our 3D virtual models. Following model completion drawing sheets are extracted to deliver accurate documentation for field installation.

 

Our VDC Group looks forward to working as a committed partner transforming your dreams into a reality, while showcasing actual facility conditions in a real time view.

Our Capabilities:

  • 3D & 4D BIM (Building Information Modeling) Laser Scanning
  • Scan to BIM Model
  • As-Builts Virtual BIM Model Tour
  • Detail Spooling for Fabrication Assembly Trimble Total Station
  • Field Point Layout

BIM offers unprecedented benefits in terms of productivity
and reducing costs throughout a projects life cycle.