BIM Software

At WW Clyde, one of our core values is “We Continuously Improve.” As such, we constantly explore ways to enhance our construction processes, including with Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is a process of creating a digital twin of a project using 3D models, covering different aspects from utilities to roads to structures and everything in between. 

Collaboration and Efficiency with BIM 

Our use of BIM is especially relevant in horizontal construction. For instance, in the Mesa Data Center Project, we are using BIM to model storm drains, water lines, and sanitary sewer. This enables precise visualization of the project underground before construction begins. 

With BIM, collaboration is inherent among different industries—architectural, structural, electrical, and civil. They each contribute to a single central model. This approach helps in identifying and resolving potential clashes in the ground before they lead to field issues. 

“It really helps with project planning and sequencing,” said Adam Lethco, CAD Manager at WW Clyde. “It saves a lot of time and money and prevents a lot of headaches and wasted time on site.” 

BIM also boosts project planning and sequencing, leading to an overall smoother construction process. And BIM is scalable—applicable to projects of all sizes. 

The Southwest Division’s Construction Landscape 

In the Southwest Division of WW Clyde, the landscape presents unique construction challenges. BIM is particularly useful here, allowing for pinpoint accurate planning and execution. The technology is vital in managing risks associated with Arizona’s ground conditions and environmental factors. 

“BIM is especially useful in Arizona where the contractors we work for are already invested in BIM and use it in their building projects,” said Steven Okelberry, Surveyor at WW Clyde. “It’s been a good change. Owners really like to see the models in 3D. It helps them get more involved in the construction process.” 

BIM also enhances field operations. Providing 3D models helps teams understand and visualize the project better than a traditional 2D PlanSet. This results in more accurate and efficient work. 

BIM is a strategic approach for WW Clyde, setting us apart in the construction industry. Our development of BIM capabilities improves our processes, especially in the challenging environments of the Southwest Division.