BIM/Revit

Using state-of-the art tools for fast, efficient results

Forell/Elsesser recognizes the value that Building Information Modeling (BIM) brings to projects: “Working Faster, Smarter, Better” and we are committed to delivering it to our clients. As early adopters of BIM, we made a commitment at the beginning of 2007 that all projects at Forell / Elsesser are to be started and completed using REVIT software. Since then, we have devoted significant time, effort and investment towards training our entire engineering and drafting staff in the use of REVIT.

To date, we have designed over 50 projects in REVIT, which include transportation, university, museums, healthcare and research facilities. We have delivered projects utilizing the Design / Build process, working closely in tandem with the architect and general contractor, as well as the Design / Bid / Build process.

We are continuing to develop new ways to utilize the information embedded in these models by way of clash detection with other disciplines utilizing NAVISWORKS, creating automated material take-offs for continuous cost control during the life of the project, and researching methods to evaluate the sustainability aspects of structures based on information contained in the REVIT models.

College of San Mateo Allied Health & Wellness Building 5

College of San Mateo Allied Health & Wellness Building 5

UC Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive