Architectural BIM Training Services

Mobilis Modeling exists because mere software-certified training is not enough to aid an architecture firm's smooth transition to BIM. When a firm decides to adopt a BIM workflow, it is deciding to change the way it does business, and it should have the advice of professionals who have navigated all the nuances of that process.

Many BIM consulting services simply offer sessions with Revit-certified trainers. Such services are bundled with software resellers, and are considered an extension of the software industry's sales division. This business model is designed to move workstation licenses, and often neglects individual architecture firms' critical needs.

In contrast, the consultants at Mobilis Modeling operate independently; instead of offering bundled software deals, they offer real-world experience. Mobilis consultants must satisfy all three of the following criteria:

1. Have experience delivering at least three projects with BIM. Asking any architect how long he has been working with BIM can elicit misleading answers. Professionals become knowledgeable users once they have delivered a minimum of three projects -- from Schematic Design to Construction Administration -- with BIM. Only after seeing a project through does one understand the consequences of early decisions (and the wisdom of best practices).

2. Currently teach BIM at the college level. Architecture firms benefit from consultants that not only know their speciality but already have experience teaching others the material. That is why Mobilis consultants are all professors of BIM at the college level. That "other job" has flexible hours and requires that they know the material cold to keep abreast of changes in the field.

3. Hold a license and practice with BIM. Mobilis consultants work in situ in BIM, and understand firsthand the pressures today's transitioning firms face.

There's a lot on the line for architecture firms considering the switch from CAD to BIM. Productivity cannot drop in these lean times. The quality of design cannot be comprised at any level. Deadlines will always have to be respected. When choosing where to get advice on switching to BIM Mobilis Modeling offers unparalleled consultants to advise with decision-making, and have no vested interest in selling you software.

 

Design Team Model Coordination

Virtual building with 3-D Models and BIM Integration helps design teams optimize their designs -- if they have learned to communicate with models. Mobilis Modeling creates an environment within which architects and engineers collaborate to catch clashes before they become change orders and to create a fully coordinated set.

Whether the need is to coordinate a complete building or a particularly complex zone, Mobilis offers years of experience combining Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD and other models to generate complete clash detection records. Clashing models early and often will minimize material costs, illustrate coordination issues immediately, and keep projects on schedule.

In a larger sense, BIM is more than document generation. Any complete BIM workflow must include clash detection analysis and conflict resolution to fully leverage the modeling effort of complex design teams. It makes sense: the project is designed in 3D; why shouldn't it be reviewed that way?

And the process pays for itself. Many architecture firms offer clients these coordination efforts as an additional service. Thus models become fully integrated as "collision-free," and are instruments of service handed off to contractors for use downstream. The same model is reused to create detailed fabrication drawings, 4D scheduling, installation schematics, or directly for CNC fabrication of custom building parts. In this way models save clients multiple times over -- trimming costs during both design and construction -- the sum of which far outweigh any additional design fee.