What CADBIMcheck is
CADBIMcheck cloud service is designed for Clients and Investors of construction projects. It allows users to efficiently monitor progress on the building site. Easy and simple: managers and employees of the client company do not need to have any specialized knowledge in the field of construction. Furthermore, there is no need to install any additional software, just use any default browser you have.
The service creates a digital twin based on the available data (BIM model and laser scanning data). It allows you to visually monitor the construction site, easily notice delays in the working schedule, and keep track of any deviations from the original project.
After creating a new account, you will immediately get access to your own section of CADBIMcheck.com. There you can find information on all the construction projects you monitor. You can add your own CADBIMcheck section to your intranet portal or integrate it into Construction progress reports. Please note that the service CADBIMcheck offers is not a substitute for progress reports but a useful addition to them.
How CADBIMcheck works
The work of the monitoring service is based on the comparison of two types of data:
- original 3D model of a BIM project
- laser scanning data of a real construction site
BIM model is a foundation of your project. It is created by construction designers and contains full information about the way your project should be delivered.
Laser scanning data (also called a point cloud) is captured by a 3D laser scanner. This is the information about the current state of construction activities on the site. Laser scanning data involves hundreds of millions of microscopic particles, each of them corresponds to a point of a real object. If the object or its element already exists (it is actually built), then you’ll see its digital twin in the point cloud.
Laser scanners can determine the position of objects and their elements with a millimeter-level accuracy. So, using a point cloud, you can not only identify whether an object has been built but also if it has been done correctly. Just visually compare the digital twin of the building (what has been done) with the original BIM model (what should have been done).
Your contractor or independent experts upload the original BIM model to the CADDBIMcheck system only once. Then, they upload a laser scan of the current state of a construction site and update it when necessary. After automatic data processing, the system superimposes the model and the point cloud, so you see what should have been built according to the plan and what has been actually built.
Thus, a digital twin is a great visual tool, which makes it easy to track the progress, check whether something has not yet been done and if there is a delay in the working schedule. You can recognize deviations between the original project and the actually built object. Always be on top of your project and identify minor construction defects early on.
There is another advantage here: unlike a simple drawing or photo, the point cloud is almost impossible to fake, which means that there is no way to hide the mistakes made in the construction process.
CADBIMcheck for Contractors
CADBIMcheck service is primarily intended for managers and employees of client companies.
However, it can bring great benefits to contractors. It is a convenient tool for employees who have to communicate a lot with clients. You often use specialized software to show the project in negotiations. But it could be much more convenient to demonstrate to your Client the work progress in a form of 3D visualization and explain all the construction nuances using a digital twin.
CADBIMcheck service enables your Clients to check and monitor the construction process whenever they want to. This means that you don't have to spend extra time making presentations or holding meetings. This is also a great way to demonstrate transparency of your business, show confidence in the quality of your work. The cloud service has a simple and intuitive interface; it does not require any specialized knowledge to use it. Plus, it works on any devices (including smartphones) in any standard browser. You can also add the CADBIMcheck digital twin into your client progress reports, just contact us at sales@CADBIMcheck.com
CADBIMcheck Professional Tools
In addition to visual control, the CADBIMcheck cloud service offers you the benefits of professional software tools, including:
- measuring deviations between the points of the original project (what should have been done) and the corresponding ones of the structure at the construction site - a point cloud (what has been done);
- deviation report;
- color deviation map of the entire project;
- performing standard measurement set (height, distance, area, volume, etc.);
- saving screenshots with construction defects.
The most important advantage the service offers (even when comparing it with the personal presence on the construction site) is that you can view the digital twin of the construction site from any perspective, move, rotate or zoom it. No mistake will go unnoticed!
The service can be run on a dedicated server in the Client’s private network upon request. It is possible to use augmented and virtual reality headsets for it. Just contact us at sales@CADBIMcheck.com.