4D BIM, also known as construction sequencing, is the process of adding an additional layer of scheduling data to a project information model. This extra layer of data can be contributed to various project components that will be built as the construction process progresses. This allows for a step-by-step visualisation of the project’s progress.
In other words, 4D BIM makes it easier to visualize each project stage by combining 3D models with the existing project plan. As a result, stakeholders may get a comprehensive perspective of the entire process and stay on top of everything that occurs (or is about to occur) on site.
4D BIM Services
Tender Planning & Bid Management
We prepare detailed construction tender programmes including proposed sequencing strategies, method statements, guidance on staffing allocation/costs, logistics and all other time related costs. We also provide guidance on the visual and verbal presentation of tender planning bids.
Construction Stage, Time Management & Reporting
We help clients establish a clear project baseline, from which we will monitor construction project progress closely. This close monitoring is crucial to ensure the protection of the overall project duration and proactive management of any procurement client, design or construction related changes. We monitor project progress using leading planning software and through the issuing of regular formal written reports, which are highly valued by clients.
Pre-Construction & Project Controls Setup
The most serious challenges to a construction project success are schedule changes, cost adjustments, and financial and contractual risks. These challenges can be proactively managed by having an effective project controls system in place, ensuring programmes and projects that are delivered in a timely, cost-effective and stress-free manner.
Client Stakeholder Management
DCT has extensive experience in managing the integration of client stakeholders and direct contracts into the overall construction process. This includes procurement, delivery, installation and commission of stakeholder items.