Virtual Design + Construction

McGough constantly evaluates new tools that become available in today’s always evolving technology landscape. We assess which tools can bring the most value to our projects and clients and how to integrate them into our current workflows. BIM (building information modeling) is the core source of our work; below are some of the most common supplemental tools we use to plan and execute our projects.

BIM Execution Planning

  • The foundation for the successful use of BIM technology throughout a project
  • Helps to ensure that the client receives the deliverables they requested
  • Documents the process and responsibilities for all team members to reference

Site Logistics Planning

  • Allows for a clean, safe and efficient job site
  • Allows for a more consolidated job site
  • Helps plan for just-in-time deliveries

3D Coordination

  • Moves spatial coordination out of the field and into the office to be completed before construction, saving time and money
  • Allows any required changes to occur before construction
  • Improves prefabrication
  • Reduces waste and rework during construction

4D Phase Planning

  • Helps to maximize site utilization
  • Allows construction teams to visualize work efforts and make any required adjustments for maximum safety and productivity before construction
  • Aids in the planning for just-in-time deliveries

Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry

(for Point Clouds and Imagery)

  • Provides accurate existing conditions for better project design and coordination 
  • Reduces field verification efforts
  • Can be used to create accurate as-built models of completed new construction