BIM & VDC
Cutting-edge of construction technology.
Building Information Modeling
Using BIM, we take the process of generating and managing building data to the next level by ensuring the model works through preconstruction, construction, and the lifespan of the project.
Evaluate construction before it happens
As construction schedules shorten, BIM becomes crucial in coordinating trades and prefab assemblies to accommodate modern day construction timelines. Using BIM, we create a model that shows visualizations, logistics planning, constructability analysis, clash detection and more. These visualizations allow the project team to communicate design intent in a 3D environment.
Benefits of using BIM
- Enhanced communication
- Increased collaboration
- Cost savings due to error reduction
- Faster processes & shortened construction schedules
- Quality control
- Accurate As-builts
Virtual Design & Construction
Virtual design and construction (VDC) helps Williams deliver projects in an integrated and Lean approach.
We use the best technology available
Our equipment is top-notch, from laser scanners of unmatched accuracy and dynamic range to total stations that heighten layout precision and speed on the job site. We specialize in a growing list of software environments to provide information in whatever platform you are most comfortable with.
- 3D high density scanning
- 3D visual tours
- BIM coordination
- Augmented reality
- Prefabrication-ready models
- Reality capture
Our company understands that prefabrication is a requirement to meet the construction schedules of the modern project.
Williams owns a 3,000 sq. ft. prefabrication facility in Bozeman along with outside sources in Salt Lake City, Spokane, Boise, and Idaho Falls. This allows a majority of the work to be completed in a controlled, atmospheric environment which increases quality control of the final product. Our prefabrication facilities are state-of-the-art and leverage the most advanced equipment and processes available.
Benefits of Prefabrication
- Job site safety
- Quality control systems
- Work area congestion
- Accelerated schedules
- Multi-trade racking
- Schedule control
- Job clean-up
- Welding procedures and certificates
3D Earthwork Modeling
Our in-house team provides 3D earthwork modeling services to accurately takeoff and estimate construction quantities, model efficient construction processes, and measure progress throughout the construction life cycle. These models are exported to our intelligent machines to ensure quality control in the field.
Drone Flight Survey
Williams utilizes drone survey to obtain accurate survey data without the need for multiple cumbersome ground control points. Our survey-grade field data can be collected for an entire site in as little as 30 minutes. With daily or weekly drone flights, our construction team has on-demand visual history of all construction activity. This enables us to calculate cut-and-fill volumes and track progress to keep our customers informed.
Benefits of 3D Earthwork Modeling
- Project layout and planning
- Quantity verification
- On-demand surveys
- Field verification
- Quality control
- Keep our customer’s mind’s at ease
What our customers say about BIM and VDC
"At the new ICU tower in Bozeman, our coordination with Williams in early detection for clash potential between MEP systems was crucial. What we accomplished in a couple hours of BIM meetings, we saved months in field coordination."
"One location took two people about three-and-a-half hours to measure, while Williams’ 3D scanner accomplished the same task in 5 minutes. It’s a huge benefit for as-built drawings and verifying field data."
"Williams drone survey helps verify quantities, so there are no surprises on bid day. It gives me peace-of-mind not relying on outdated plans."
"Williams prefabrication facility has allowed them to be proactive. Having my Mechanical Sub ahead of schedule is crucial to a successful project."