- BIM SERVICES
- MODELING/CUSTOM MODELING
- VIRTUAL DESIGN COLLABORATION
- STAKEHOLDER VIRTUAL TOURS
- MULTI-SYSTEM COLLISION DETECTION
- VIRTUAL QC AND FABRICATION MODEL REVIEW
- BIM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- DIRECT-TO-MANUFACTURE PROCESSES
As a recognized national leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, AST has successfully applied our proven BIM capabilities, including advanced delivery methods, on scores of projects throughout the United States and Canada.
We fully embrace the power of new technology and routinely model the structural systems on the projects we engineer. We also provide custom modeling to Clients who don’t have the capability in house or need an added level of expertise to address the more complex modeling challenges or content that isn’t available from suppliers.
The most powerful tool of modeling is to see how things come together before fabrication begins. AST not only understands how to model and work within a virtual design team, but we also have the tools and expertise to use virtualization to create better designs and help the design team be successful.
Have a Client who would love to see what their facility looks like, but don’t have the capability to show them? We can help. AST uses a number of software tools that allow us to rapidly show Owner’s and end users how things will look and function once they are completed—often providing valuable feedback early in the design process.
Why wait until construction is underway to find out where components interfere with one another? AST not only understands how to model, but also provides clash detection services and coordination for Clients on a wide range of projects. The secondary effect of this service is that we are also very adept at understanding what else has to be accounted for in the design and how it impacts what we do structurally.
While the industry is accustomed to spending countless hours examining hundreds of drawings to determine if the shop drawings are correct, AST can use model overlay technology to highlight and identify differences between design intent models and those ready for fabrication. This provides very rapid assessment of submittals to find critical issues that can have significant cost and schedule impacts.
Not everyone has adopted BIM technology, and many who have lack the staff or training to implement it properly. AST has successfully provided Clients with the expertise to manage the BIM process from project inception through construction. We can take the role of lead collaborator and help your team be successful, even if we aren’t the Engineer of Record.
AST is an industry leader in developing the ability to transition design intent modeling to fabrication for a number of applications. We’ve done it successfully and continue to expand our ability to address other applications where significant cost and schedule impacts can lead to tremendous savings.
WHAT AST CLIENTS ARE SAYING
AST is a terrific structural consulting and design firm. The entire staff shows a commitment to collaboration, communication, detail, and efficiency throughout the design and construction process. Cutting edge BIM capabilities ensure a high degree of accuracy.—KYLE OLSON, DESIGN TEAM LEADER / DBS GROUP
Your analysis and ease of communication is PERFECT, thank you very much for its clarity and the options you considered.—ERIC ENGH, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT / RYAN COMPANIES
I……100% agree with Kyle, your team is awesome to work with and look forward to our future together!!—MIKE CAMPBELL, DESIGN DIRECTOR / DBS GROUP
AST truly understands the design-build process...working with the contractor and finding efficient and creative solutions. They do a great job managing the design schedule, team interaction, and attention to detail.—MIKE ROTHER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS / RYAN A+E, INC.
Collaboration and design process flowed quickly and thoroughly on our 345kV project. We look forward to working alongside them again.—MR. SCOTT TEETERS / DAYTON POWER & LIGHT
This was a very unique project, done on an impossible time frame—and it was a pretty cool experience as well. And as usual, AST hit a homerun for us. Your work, creativity, and speed (and winning personalities) were a huge bonus for us.—DOUG FEICKERT, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN / WELSH ARCHITECTURE
AST’s level of service is second to none. From initial project conception until project completion, their team is focused on delivering the solution that has the Client’s end goals in mind.—JOSH BERGSTROM, FIELD COORDINATOR / RYAN COMPANIES
The steel supplier and erector feel that this project was the best project they have ever done in terms of coordination, speed, and accuracy of the steel detailing and fit-up. They attributed this to AST’s BIM process, virtual review, and modeling things accurately from the beginning of the process.—JOE HARRIS, SUPERINTENDENT / WEITZ COMPANY