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Reducing risk and producing true value with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

Feb 1, 2018 8:03:00 AM

CES VDC BIM Slider.pngPast the BIM basics

Over the years, CES has seen major advances in our application of CAD/BIM technology.  CES has moved past the BIM basics (clash detection, quantity extraction, and logistics) and have transformed of how we execute our projects.  
Evolution in the technology and application of CAD/BIM has necessitated the development of a VDC Department within our organization. 


VDC technology allows a design-build team to estimate, coordinate, plan and build a project in the virtual space, long before construction begins. This helps provide builders, partners and other project team members a clear picture of the project and the best way to proceed with construction, budgeting, scheduling, logistics and safety.

CES leverages the latest technologies and fosters innovative strategies.  Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) & Building Information Modeling (BIM) is more than just software or visual 3D objects.  It's a process that harnesses, controls, and guides the vast amount of expert information contributed into a model; thus, drastically reducing risk and producing a true value to our clients.  

CES VDC Services

CES utilizes AutoCAD MEP 3D, QuickPen DuctDesigner 3D and QuickPen PipeDesigner 3D, AutoCAD-based 3D CAD solutions, Naviswork for clash detection, QuickPen AutoBid Sheetmetal and QuickPen AutoBid Mechanical software.

Robotic Total Stations help CES perform layout tasks significantly more efficiently than with conventional mechanical systems for building construction.  

  • 3D Modeling Rendering
  • Visual Coordination
  • Design Coordination
  • Structural Analysis Model to Specification Coordination
  • Virtual Trade Coordination
  • Clash Detection
  • Collision Reports
  • Model to Site Logistics
  • Facility Modeling 


Definition of BIM per the National BIM Standards Project Committee (NBIMS) „

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.

Definition of VDC „ (VDC):  the use of multi-disciplinary performance models of design-construction projects, including the Product (i.e., facilities), Work Processes and Organization of the design - construction - operation team in order to support business objectives. VDC models represent the functional intent, designed choices (Form) and predicted and measured behaviors of the Product, Organization and Process. With its focus on the facility design, BIM is a subset of VDC.

Additional HVAC Design Build Orlando Resources:

CES 2012 National Design Build Award for Legoland

CES Design-Build Mechanical Construction and Pre-Construction Services

"What is Design-Build?" DBIA

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Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is an award-winning, self performing provider and recognized leader in Design Build and Maintain Mechanical Contracting and Plumbing; providing a full range of advanced HVAC commercial, healthcare, and industrial services, including mechanical engineering design, mechanical construction, plumbing, IAQ, preventative maintenance and system maintenance throughout Florida.


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