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Building Information Modeling

BIM Coordination for Building Envelope

Identify issues virtually before they become a reality.

The genius of mankind has put a man on the Moon, is preparing for Mars, surely we can build buildings here on earth that can withstand the complexities of water, wind and sun. A&M EEC - PORTAL DETAIL - no text - no bwWe can. That same genius is available to design buildings that are efficient to operate and reasonable to maintain with Zero/Six’s Building Information Modeling services.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructures. The model-based design process adds value across the entire life cycle of the building envelope, creating designs with intelligent objects. Like the space program, were not just bringing rocks back from the moon, we’re investing in the future by using BIM to provide long-term benefits over the life of your building that far outweighs the upfront cost of the service.


  • 3D Building Information Model (BIM)
    • The project is constructed virtually prior to actual construction.
    • The Model takes into account envelope shop drawings, RFI’s, addendums, and change orders.
    • The BIM model is updated with the RFI process & the construction process.
    • Structural elements and the building envelope are coordinated together and adjusted if necessary.
  • Clash Detection
    • Identify issues virtually before they become a reality.
    • Provide Resolution to issues that are discovered.

  • RFI Review
    • RFI’s are coordinated into the model creating a coordinated document that can be used for construction rather than building off of many RFIs.
  • Contract Document and Shop Drawing Review
    • Shop drawings are reviewed to ensure they meet design intent and don’t clash with other trades.
    • Contract documents are also reviewed for any clashes or conflicts.


  • Reduction in RFI’s
    • The project can be constructed from the model.
    • Conflicts are identified before they become an RFI.
  • Prevented Future Costs
    • As building envelope specialists Zero/Six provides details based on field tested methods.
    • Lower net costs and risks are recognized by owners, designers, subcontractors and engineers.
    • The model can be used for project As-Builts.
    • The model can be used by the owner for facilities purposes.
    • Safer, more effective structures for the owners and occupants.

  • Reduced Construction Cost
    • Efficient monitoring lowers operating costs.
    • Fewer change orders.
    • Fewer construction mistakes. It is far less expensive to fix issues on paper than it is in the field.
  • Increased Productivity
    • Enables AEC professionals and owners to design, visualize, simulate, and analyze the key physical and functional characteristics of a project digitally— before they build it.
    • A complete view of the project results in team members making better, more-informed decisions across the entire building life cycle.