Two years ago we changed our design practices to make Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) a central piece of our processes. We invested time to learn Autodesk and Revit and to investigate how these new 3d tools could enhance our designs and how we communicate better with our clients through the inevitable revision cycles.
BIM and IPD are now gaining traction with architects, engineers and building owners and operators. TRUSYS pioneered using BIM and IPD for physical security systems design and we have been rewarded by growing revenue coming from leading BIM and IPD users.
For those of you not familiar with BIM and IPD follow this link to a brief article published by ITBusiness.ca illustrating with a real business case the great benefits of BIM and IPD. Retrofitting a 61,000 square feet building in Massachusetts to LEED Platinum standard took 8 months from zero design to occupancy permit, a significant gain from the 12 to 15 months it would have taken without BIM and IPD.
Contact us if you’d like to know more about applying BIM and IPD to physical security systems design.