Solutions for Engineering

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Planning, budgeting, construction management – engineers today are tasked with a lot more than just design and implementation – they are tasked with ensuring success.

Particularly in renovation projects, thorough due diligence and evaluating the existing facility is critical to identify its strengths, weaknesses, and potential risks. In many cases, this too falls to the engineer.  That said, there is a case that as-built surveys/laser scanning and documenting the facility in CAD or Revit are ideal tasks for a trusted AEC service professional. After all, do your clients come to you because you’re great at data collection or because you’re great at design?

Relevant Projects

Here are 7 ways third-party facility assessments deliver in planning and implementing a successful engineering project.


1. It’s the backbone of a detailed project plan:

Create a comprehensive project plan that outlines the scope, timeline, budget, and resources required for the renovation with real-world data. Include specific tasks, milestones, and responsibilities for all parties involved.

2. To evaluate the project’s financial feasibility:

Understanding what can be used and what must be replaced is critical to budgeting and determining the estimated costs of the renovation project is an important part of the process. It is also important in considering factors such as construction materials, labor, permits, equipment, and contingencies.

3. It’s the starting point for environmental assessments:

Identify hazardous conditions that may need to be remediated and the potential environmental impact of the renovation project. Ensure proper disposal methods for construction waste and consider sustainable design principles to minimize the project’s environmental footprint.

4. As the basis of regulatory review:

Compare existing versus current building code compliance, health and safety regulations, fire codes, zoning requirements, and any other relevant regulations that apply. With updated information, ensuring project compliance is straightforward.

During Implementation

5. As the rationale behind the risk management plan:

Identifying potential risks is the first step in developing strategies to mitigate them. See and address issues such as construction-related hazards, safety, and potential disruptions to facility operations.

6. It’s a fundamental part of effective communication:

Maintain open lines of communication with stakeholders with real-time, accurate information throughout the renovation process. By understanding the condition of the building before work begins, you can effectively monitor the project to ensure it remains on track and is meeting the established goals and objectives.

7. It means faster project delivery:

Outsourcing BIM services can help expedite project delivery timelines. BIM service providers often have dedicated teams working on projects simultaneously, which allows them to complete BIM-related tasks within shorter timeframes. This efficiency can contribute to overall project acceleration.

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