3D RC detailing
BDC are one of the first Consultants in the UK to be able to offer 3D RC detailing services to our clients.
Although concrete detailing has traditionally been completed as a 2D exercise we have combined our considerable experience and abilities in both the 3D modelling of building structures and the detailing of reinforcement bars for concrete to be able to lead the field in this new and exciting method of detailing concrete reinforcement.
3D detailing provides considerable added value to our clients by introducing facilities such as clash detection and on site 3D model interrogation.
2D drawings and bending schedules are still produced and issued but we also issue a 3D model to all members of the team from the Contractor and consulting Engineer down to the steel fixers on site. Site personel find this very useful where congestion of reinforcement or site restrictions would not normally be discovered until the reinforcement is on site and being fixed. The 3D model shows every single bar in the exact position it should be fixed as well as any existing obstructions etc.