Clash detection is an essential step in the planning stages of a construction project. The clash detection process helps architects, engineers, and construction companies identify potential problems and safety issues before work begins.
Clash detection helps reduce risk and on-site modification costs. By detecting clashes at the design stage using advanced composite BIM models, Cloud-Conversion can save you the time and budget requirements of redesign and changes at the construction stage.
Cloud-Conversion’s team of highly experienced surveyors use laser scanning equipment to create and compare accurate and detailed 3D master models of the current environment and built asset design plans. We expertly identify clashing components that could interfere with construction.
Our cutting-edge clash detection equipment can be used to create BIM model subsets. These modelled elements can be combined and compared in composite forms for comprehensive and powerful clash detection capability. This ability is a major boon for projects where multiple disciplines, from architecture to manufacturing, are providing work for a project.
With Cloud-Conversion, you gain access to both the right technology for the job and our clash detection expertise, for the benefit and success of your construction project.
BIM Clash Detection
Integrated BIM models can scan a range of objects to determine any spatial or geometric overlaps. These models can identify a variety of clashes to get a holistic picture of potential construction issues. The clash types BIM modelling can identify include:
Hard clashes: hard clashes occur between objects occupying the same or overlapping spaces. With BIM modelling, users can detect clashes between subsets of a model. You can subsequently focus on specific structural elements in more detail, as well as overall results.
Soft clashes: Some objects have specific spatial tolerances (essentially buffer zones). These clashes occur when such spaces are invaded by other objects or the space they need. Soft clashes can affect the safety, access, and maintenance of an object, room or building.
Workflow clashes: In addition to identifying clashes with existing and planned objects and surfaces within a construction project, BIM modelling can also calculate clashes in worker and delivery schedules. Identifying these clashes at the design stage helps you complete your project more efficiently. These are also known as 4D clashes.
Once we have scanned an area and run comparisons to design plans using BIM, the Cloud-Conversion team can put together a clear and concise report detailing clashes and suggesting how they can be resolved.
We are passionate about improving the safety, risk management, and efficiency of construction projects. Clash detection is the ideal process for accurately doing so. If you require clash detection services and want to find out more about what we can do, contact Cloud-Conversion today.