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BDS VirCon - Steel Detailing, Rebar Detailing, Virtual Construction, and BIM


Steel Detailing

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


Rebar Detailing

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.


Virtual Construction

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.

What our valued clients say about us


"We worked with BDS VirCon over multiple complex, small and large projects in which Aurecon was the design engineer"

We worked closely with them in the latter stage of the engineering/design to interactively build the detailed construction model for these projects. When the project required it, BDS VirCon consolidated models from ancillary services to construct the comprehensive BIM.  This workflow improved the design/engineering, compressed schedules and reduced our engineering documentation by producing one comprehensive engineering/detailed model. Over the many projects we have been involved in with BDS VirCon, we have found them to be thorough and professional throughout..

Steve Pennisi, Technical Director, Resources & Manfacturing, Aurecon


"BDS VirCon worked with us on two projects connected with the World Trade Center Transportation Hub."

Both projects involved complex geometry, with complex curved and arched steelwork detailed to fracture critical standards and a wide variation of heavy and light material.  BDS VirCon has produced high quality and accurate models which is essential for the fabrication and erection on these complex projects, and was able to accommodate schedule pressures by ramping up resources quickly from its large global pool.  BDS VirCon was particularly adept at accommodating the ebbs and flows which are endemic in large complex projects.


Carolyn Hansen, Vice President, Engineering and Operations, ADF Group


"Barton Malow has been developing a new delivery model for complex structural steel projects and has found in BDS a partner committed to exploring new options and delivering economical solutions."

BDS was selected as the best qualified firm based upon a bid and qualifications selection process. With their help, we retained responsibility for performance of the connection design and detailing. Together we developed a highly detailed set of bid documents for fabrication and erection that included full mill orders, approved shop drawing submittals, and complete connection standards. The thoroughness of these documents significantly advanced the schedule, allowing the selected fabricator to place the mill order upon receipt of the notice to proceed. Throughout the project BDS has played a vital role in recognizing the impact of significant design changes and working with the entire project team to find ways to recover any schedule impacts that these created. BDS’ core technical competence, flexibility and commitment to economy have been and continue to be key parts of our team’s success!

Timothy Webster, Senior Project Manager, Barton Malow Company



"We engage BDS VirCon because they provide creative design assist input at the start of complex projects which in turn enable us to generate efficiencies and reduce fabrication costs. "

They are professional and deliver quality and accurate models, which are setup and customised to our specific requirements.


Scott Allen, General Manager, Brooklyn Iron Works


"BDS VirCon has outdone themselves with a remarkable and flexible product; from engineering coordination, production processing, only to surpassing delivery dates of a monumental project as Brickell City Center in Miami Florida."

Their versatility of the staffing was consistently proactive by supporting the size of this 12,000-ton project with three independent teams to marshal this project with aplomb.  BDS VirCon is always and continues to be our go to team-mates for the really complex projects

Christopher Carey, Senior Project Manager, Schuff Steel Company


"We worked with BDS VirCon on a recent retrofit project which required close integration with the design engineers through an interactive process."

BDS was responsive and proactive which was critical in modelling, connecting and detailing this project as the design evolved dynamically due to changing site conditions


Terry Flynn, Vice President Engineering, Tutor Perini Corporation



"(BDS) greatly helped our case in a recent month-long jury trial"

BDS was able to take complex client data from multiple sources and distill it into a series of time-laps, video presentations that were easy for jurors to understand and which greatly helped our case in a recent month-long jury trial.

James J. Hartnett IV, Partner, Faegre & Benson LLP




"We worked with BDS VirCon over multiple projects, where they deployed multidimensional professional teams headed by experienced project managers with strong communication skills that have been critical in:"

  • Adding value to both Monadelphous and project owners in proactively resolving design issues to minimise costs associated with design changes
  • Utilising technology to assist in the virtual coordination for constructability and to identify/resolve conflicts before they impact the site
  • Prompt logging of changes during detailing to assist project owners and contractors with change management and cost control
  • Producing accurate MTOs and ABMs to assist in the early procurement of deliverables for tight delivery and construction schedules
  • Meeting project deadlines

In summary BDS VirCon was both easy and professoinal to work with in delivering large, comple projects with a continued focus on value for money.


Leigh Walters, Business Development Manager, Monadelphous Group Limited