BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM):
Ellis, Ricket uses state of the art Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The basis of BIM is the three-dimensional model process of merging architectural design and actual building information into one. We are building an electronic model of a design in a way that not only shows building floor plans and elevations but also the materials to be used.
Besides being a tool for the architect and engineers to use in design, the model is extremely helpful in aiding the Owner to understand the building at a very early stage in the process and throughout. This helps to manage expectations of the design early. The model also helps the design team to find potential conflicts with building elements prior to construction which reduces RFI’s, Change Orders and construction time - all saving the Owner money!