AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) has been awarded a cutting-edge virtual design construction (VDC) project for a global semiconductor manufacturing company in the Southwestern U.S.
We have delivered many high-tech construction projects for our client. However, this is a new type of project where we will be providing design solutions to the client to bring efficiencies to their complex high-tech construction needs.
The primary objective is to provide 3D coordination between all the trades involved in the construction project and assure compliance with code, specifications, and constructability. We will be able to provide rapid feedback on these elements to assure a compliant and accurate 3D design and first time right construction.
Utilizing virtual design construction tools will create alignment between today’s 3D technology capabilities and the processes that support the trades. This way, we can ensure that design is done correctly the first time and is fully integrated, enabling the optimization of Off Site Manufacturing (OSM) and the elimination of costly rework.
Beyond Clash Detection in Virtual Design Construction
Current practice is to utilize virtual design construction to accomplish clash detection through the use of three-dimensional designs.
Clash detection is the practice of identifying when two items are designed for the same physical space, creating a “clash.” The practice to-date has been to check for clash detection by combining designs from different sources (e.g. people or companies).
We are advancing the value of VDC by including additional elements of specification and 2D design compliance, regulatory code compliance, and constructability to assure the accuracy of full requirements early on. This way, issues can be corrected in the virtual build rather than much later and more expensively in the physical build through rework.
Prior to this approach, the design may not have met these critical elements and only addressed clashes between the equipment.
“We are excited about the opportunity to utilize the powerful combination of state-of-the-art 3D tools along with the vast experience and knowledge of our team pertaining to constructability and quality assurance to create efficiencies for our client,” says Dan Codi, AMTS COO. “This is an industry-leading activity that will allow us to meet our client’s high-tech construction needs and allow us to gather valuable information about how to continuously improve our VDC process.”
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