A process in which Collision control software is used during the coordination process to determine field conflicts by comparing Disciplinary 3d models . The goal of clash detection is to eliminate the major disciplinary  conflicts prior to construction.

Potential Value:
  • Coordinate construction project through a model
  • Reduce and eliminate field conflicts; which reduces RFI’s significantly
  • Visualize construction
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduced construction cost; potentially less cost growth (i.e. less change orders)
  • Decrease construction time
  • Increase productivity on site
  • Models become more accurate to construct from
Resources Required:
  • Design Authoring Software
  • Model Review Software
  • 3D disciplinary models
Team Competencies Required:
  • Ability to deal with people and project challenges
  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D model
  • Knowledge of BIM model applications
  • Knowledge of building systems.
Proces diagram:
Flowchart demonstrating the BIM use “3D Coordination”