Building Information Modeling
RK is a trailblazer in building information modeling (BIM) technology. BIM empowers us to design project solutions that can be constructed with fewer change orders and more efficiency. Our BIM experts also have the experience to see beyond the computer screen and into the field to help our project teams more effectively run clash detection and anticipate conflicts before they happen. Our BIM team helps RK deliver consistent quality and efficiency to help mitigate project risks.
Check out our BIM capabilities!
Our use of BIM was featured in an AutoDesk client success story on our innovative BIM solutions for the Denver International Airport. Autodesk invited our BIM experts to teach at their annual event. We’re also an Autodesk Industry Target Account, which gives us direct access to their developers so that we can collaboratively customize software to project-specific requirements.
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- AutoCAD Architecture/MEP
The AutoCAD Architecture/MEP platform handles most of our digital fabrication workflow. AutoCAD is the most versatile platform available, and the added functionality of MEP enables the sophisticated workflows behind the complex projects we perform.
- Autodesk Fabrication CADmep
AutoDesk Fabrication CADmep allows us to digitally lay out systems using real-world parameters that accurately reflect what’s going to be installed in the field. CADmep generates our shop drawings and sends data to the shop to guide the fabrication of materials that will go to the field for installation. Our robotic total station utilizes points exported by CADmep to position components precisely during field installation. This virtual coordination reduces errors and rework.
- Navisworks Manage (Navis)
Navis Manage is used by contractors, subcontractors and related trades to coordinate layouts and minimize installation conflicts in the field. This pre-planning saves time, money and resources by eliminating the burden of working around existing conditions after fabrication or installation.
- Navisworks Freedom (Navis)
Navis Freedom allows our BIM models to be viewed at our job sites by field personnel, enabling them to see beyond the plans in order to understand the complex routing that the mechanical or electrical systems may require. This saves time, reduces paperwork and installation errors.
Revit data collected from engineers and architects gives our team a starting point for design. Revit data, along with our BIM models, save time and allow our personnel to focus on constructability optimizations and trade coordination rather than rebuilding the model from plans and sections.
- 3ds Max
We use 3ds Max to visualize conceptual ideas that cannot be expressed with general design tools, such as prefabricated assemblies or mechanical rooms, to provide a more realistic view of what is going on. We also utilize Adobe Photoshop and After Effects with our 3D software for post-production tasks.
- In-house Workstations
Our proprietary workstations accommodate the needs of our team at a fraction of the cost, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. With the most powerful workstations available, our team handles even the largest projects with ease.
CAMduct takes CAD data or direct input, optimizes burn patterns and creates instructions that drive our automated CAM plasma cutters.
Bluebeam enables a paperless workflow between the field and the office. Markups can be sent back and forth digitally, allowing for greater document control and project efficiency.
We hire experienced developers to create scripts and add-ons, turning laborious manual tasks into easy automated solutions. This saves time, reduces errors and increases efficiency.