BIM | MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS
BIM and computer resources
The integration of computer tools in our work, early in 1989, has provided us with a very complete and accessible database of Standards, Procedures and information resources. It gathers efficiently all the past expirience and keeps it in constant update, refinement and validity.

Since 2006 we have transformed all our CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) tools, from a conventional bi-dimensional drafting system, to the implementation of a BIM (Building Information Model) method. It is latest generation technology in the design field. We use Revit® from Autodesk®.
BIM technology virtually constructs a three dimensional model of the building, powerfully rising the thoroughness level of study of any design problem. The most important coordination and information coherence problems, typical of the traditional metods, are naturally overtaken.

BIM concept is analog to the geographical information models, but applied to buildings. each model elemnt and component has parametric properties that allows material takeoff from the very begining of the project, to provide cost control for timely take of decissions. The model is available also for construction control, and eventually, the operation administration and house-keeping of the final building in use.

MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS is one of the oldest offices in Chile that makes exclusive use of BIM, deploying Autodesk Revit®, developing all the graphic deliverables and project documents natively in Revit, and not as a later translation. This effectively gurranties a successful use of the tool, giving to our clients the benefit of its full performance.

The office's experience in BIM extends over a big number of projects of all classes, among them three football stadiums, buildings for the Industry and Mining, housing and office buildings and urban and landscaping deign. It represents 10 years and alleast 50.000 manhours in BIM, counting only the permanent staff of the office. BIM implementation implies a special strategy for each project and contract mode, whose definition and performance is based on a long and real experience.

IFC - Conectivity and compatibility
The integration of Revit Architecture® with analog tools of other engineering disciplines (Revit Structure® and Revit MEP®) makes an important resource for interdisciplinary coordination, notoriously improving the quality of the work in comparison to any other traditional method. BIM coordination is today's standard of the industry becoming a regular requirement in government public tenders.

However, the compatibility and integration of disciplines is not limited only to Revit platform. Through the exchange of BIM files in IFC ("Industry Foundation Classes") interoperability between different platforms is granted as well as the capacity of viewing, coordinate and further complete the work initiated in another software. The transfer of IFC files is today in continuous improvement by the industry.

Among the data format we can provide are: DWG, DWF, PDF, RVT, DXF, DGN.

MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS make available to its and collaborators an FTP share point, ad-hoc for each project, security protected for continuous exchange of information, document issues and project progress control.

Community
Blog about Revit in spanish

We dedicate this site to architects and engineers of spanish language that uses REVIT from Autodesk, Inc. in the production of their professional drawings. We publish here critical subjects or "Affairs" whose solution we have successfully found, or in a workaround way that has lead us to good results. We think, they will help many other users. Sometimes, these Affairs come without a solution and remain open for the exchange of experiences. The implementation of this site content will remain the risponsability of each user. This blog is complemented with an open forum in LinkedIn, the Users Group Revit-MBA, that actually has 2.150 registered users in permanent activity. The condition in this case is, of course, to have a LinkedIn registration, but you can easily create one using you Facebook account.