BDS VirCon - Steel Detailing, Rebar Detailing, Virtual Construction, and BIM
Using state of the art software technology with systems and procedures we produce the highest quality shop drawings and models to LOD 400 specifications for fabrication, erection and a range of Construction BIM deliverables such as: 3D Modelling. Shop Drawings, Erection Plans, Anchor Bolt Drawings, Connection Sketches, DSTV Files for Cutting & Drilling, DXF Files for Plate work, Field Bolt Lists, Project Tracking Controls, Advance Bill of Material, BIM Modelling & Clash Detection, Piping
Our services include rebar detailing and estimating where we work directly with contractors, installers and engineers.. Our services include: Field Placement/Shop Drawings, 3D Modelling of Rebar, Connection Sketches, Bar Listing, Project Co-ordination Weight and/or Cost Change Tracking and Submitting.
We create models with real time computer aided construction simulation resulting in accurate, 3D modelling phases. We are one of the world's largest virtual construction firms and strive to remain our reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the industry. The planning, construction and productions models are all integrated into our Virtual Construction.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BDS VirCon is a virtual construction company where BIM processes are a vital part of our construction projects. BIM is a virtual model of a structure which shows the phyisical characteristics of a building. BIM are designed by engineers, architects and surveyors before being handed over to the contractors. BDS VirCon are BIM experts, we invest in the latest technology to consistently be industry leaders in virtual construction.
BDS VirCon provides connection design services through its strategic partnerships with select engineering and connection design firms. These long-standing alliances have been seasoned over numerous projects enabling us to provide a seamless one-stop-shop execution of modelling, detailing and connection design in every state of the United States of America and Canada. These service include:
- Connection Drawings
- Designs per LRFD, ASD, BS and SI Standards
- Detailed calculations and complete text
- Output provided in PDF, MS Word or MS Excel, with supporting calculations, tables and sketches
As areas of framing are finalised the associated connections can be designed with direct reference to the planning and construction models. Initially a library of standard connections is created to suit the common framing and loading conditions found on the project.
For more specialised connections the Construction Model is used to pre-plan a connection concept for these situations ahead of time. This greatly reduces the impact of incomplete design and ensures the smooth, continuous completion of the Detailed Production Model.
Once an area of framing has been released for production, BDS VirCon’s connection design team creates the necessary connection details required to connect the steel to steel and steel to concrete elements.