Written by Kristen Borst

Nadia Gargum,VDC Project Lead

Being a BIM coordinator feels a lot like playing Tetris. Think back to the first time you played the game; you quickly realize that there are only so many ways the different pieces can rotate, and their orientation and placement affect the way the whole picture fits together. If some pieces take up too much space, you quickly run out of space and the game is over. On the other hand, if you optimize the pieces to fit precisely together, the game rewards you! At times BIM coordination can be stressful and frustrating when things don’t fit precisely. If the systems aren’t optimized in a certain way you will run into a hard clash with the ceiling above, the structure below, or any of the other systems in between, and your work is not complete. However, through the coordination process sub-contractors work together to orient their systems in such a way that optimizes the space. We get the privilege of watching the building come to life via virtual construction and the result is truly satisfying.