Building Information Model (BIM)
The Building Information Model (BIM) is a process of using computer-generated, three-dimensional (3D) models to generate and maintain data on a building throughout its life cycle. By providing a standardized database for building professionals, a BIM helps prevent information loss when a project is handed from design team, to construction team, to building operator—continuity that is crucial for complex, multi-year construction programs involving multiple contractors.
JWA is utilizing the BIM for the design and construction phases of the Airport Improvement Program. Projects are designed in AutoDesk Revit Architecture’s BIM software to develop 3D computer models of the existing Terminals A and B drawings, as well as the initial architectural concepts and bases for design modeling for the new Terminal C and Parking Structure C. These start-up BIM activities were prerequisites for the development of BIM in all subsequent Architect/Engineer services under the full design services agreement, including schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction phase administration services.
Using the BIM, JWA’s Terminal C Architect/Engineer, Gensler, created this view from the departure roadway, which shows the planned bridge connecting Terminal B to Terminal C.
In this view, JWA’s Parking Structure C Architect/Engineer, Walker Parking Consultants, used the BIM to show the layout of Parking Structure C looking from the south to the north toward the Terminal.
|Terminal C Architect/Engineer:||Gensler (www.gensler.com)
Contract Award: February 27, 2007
|Parking Structure C Architect/Engineer:||
Walker Parking Consultants (www.walkerparking.com)
The Airport Improvement Program includes construction of a new South Remain-Over-Night (RON) aircraft parking area, a new multi-level Terminal C with six new commercial passenger gates, new security checkpoints, new commuter facilities as well as new Parking Structure C and a Central Utility Plant.
Last Updated: January 2011