BIM

Mar
01
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The Success of Collaboration

Tags: Lean, BIM, Safety

In February 2016, Southland Industries had just finished up a full HVAC, mechanical piping, plumbing, and process piping design-build scope for a research and development lab in South San Francisco. 

Apr
13
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Southland’s Unified Workflow

At Southland, we believe in efficiently using technology to implement a single model concept. Whenever we digitally construct a BIM model, our goal is to follow the philosophy of only drawing it once. Proper 3D modeling is not something that can be performed by an engineer alone, and then passed off to the constructability group to remodel for shop drawing development and installation.  The real efficiencies are only realized when the two sides start communicating very early in the process and sharing information and resources in what we refer to as a “unified workflow.”

Feb
21
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Investing in the Future of our Industry

One of the most important investments we can make is in the development of students that show an interest in our industry. Along with various speaking engagements and teaching opportunities at select universities throughout the school year, Southland participates in the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6 & 7 Competition held in Sparks, Nevada.Through a coalition of peers, we sponsor the competitive Mechanical Problem at the competition.

Jan
09
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Southland’s Definition of BIM

The term “BIM” is traditionally used to describe building information modeling, but the definition of this term can vary depending on who is defining it.  To some people, BIM may immediately bring to mind 3D modeling, while it may mean the coordination process and virtual clash detection between different disciplines to others.  Though these processes and related technologies are certainly part of BIM, they do not represent the full potential of a holistic BIM strategy on their own.