Commercial Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)
At AiRCO Mechanical, we are continually setting the standards in our field. One of our services that unquestionably contributes to our leader reputation in commercial HVAC and plumbing systems here in San Antonio is our commercial Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) service. Our winning combination is our professional team’s experience and knowledge paired with our vanguard tools and resources. Working with our VDC team long before your construction begins benefits your project all the way from budgeting to final installation. Let us help you achieve success.
Cost Benefits of Our VDC
Not all VDC services are the same. How each company handles this service can be considerably different. You know our approach is successful because of our outstanding reputation. Our innovative team will work with your team to create multidisciplinary performance models for your HVAC and/or plumbing project, as we have with all our clients, accomplishing your goals.
We apply virtual-construction technology throughout the process to evaluate conflicts and options, presenting all possible impacts—both positive and negative—so all considerations have been assessed long before construction. This presents all team members the best map on how to move forward with scheduling, budgeting, construction, and safety.
Implementing our VDC services with your project produces tangible cost benefits to your business:
- Labor savings. By utilizing VDC, you’ll save in your subcontractor labor costs. They’ll know exactly what needs to be done, without requiring unnecessary rework. It also prevents scheduling conflicts and potential installation issues, making the best use of employees and minimizing installation time. Overall, we’ve seen this savings run the range of 20 to 30 percent.
- Materials savings. When your team has a highly accurate and detailed plan generated from our BIM (Building Information Modeling), extensive prefabrication of plumbing, heating piping, gas piping, and ductwork can be created. And knowing exactly what and how much is needed, there’s no waste in materials or equipment, or needing to refit the equipment in a few years due to lack of foresight and planning.
- Scheduling savings. Having a precise schedule based upon VDC data eliminates superfluous scheduling. Minimizing installation time by working through potential installation problems ahead of time eliminates extra scheduled time. This can add up to months in scheduling savings.
Our VDC service is a highly valuable service to employ for any of your commercial HVAC and/or plumbing projects. At AiRCO Mechanical, we set the standards for VDC. Our team of experts will guide your project and team to a successful implementation and installation. No matter what size project you have in mind, this step of the process will help you save money in the long run, contributing to your bottom line. We want you satisfied––with our team, your project, and your process. Your satisfaction is our highest priority. Contact us today at 210.442.8889 to discuss how we can help you make your project a reality today.