Imagine a three-dimensional look at your property; color-coded to determine which areas require filling versus those that need to be cut. This is just one of the value engineering tools we perform for your project. Using a computer-aided design (CAD) file or digitized plans, we are able to create a 3-D site model (construction takeoff) that gives our team tremendous power to bring production efficiencies to life for your proposal.
It all starts with your project's blueprints! Upon receiving computer-aided design (CAD) files or digitized plans of your project, we will upload the necessary information into our Civil Engineering computer program. One of our Technicians will then manipulate the static data into design in order to show the elevation changes on your site. A three-dimensional model of your site showing cut and fill areas is then created from the uploaded information. This 3D site model and construction takeoff is used by our construction and survey teams to know the exact cuts and fills that are required.
Creating a CAD 3D site model allows us to better understand the scope of your project.
Our pre-bid model allows us to give you the most accurate bid possible (a large margin of error exists with printed copies of CAD files and subsequent copies).
CAD 3D site modeling eliminates virtually all errors in original plans (e.g. mismatched scales).
This service increases the accuracy of topographical surveys throughout the course of your project.
We have the ability to work with both computer-aided design files as well as hard copies of your project's plans.
Computer technology is used by engineers and architects to design a project. This electronic file contains the necessary information required by our Civil Engineer Department to create our 3-D site model and construction takeoff.
Plans of your project are most often available in hard copy format. We are able to digitize these hard copies into an electronic format that is compatible with our Civil Engineering computer program.