VTX® is now providing Complex Elevator and Escalator Designs in BIM
(October 8, 2010/Philadelphia, Pa.) Vertical Transportation Excellence (VTX) is a leader in the elevator industry in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) actively supporting many major projects across the United States.; The architectural and engineering (A/E) industry is steadily moving away from computer aided drawing toward BIM for facility design efforts. Project owners, architects, and consultants are transitioning together using the benefits of BIM to improve the lifecycle of facilities from concept through construction and operation. VTX has taken the initiative with BIM, using its benefits to address the design challenges on large, full-scale project that include hundreds of custom elevators and escalators such as:
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Automated Train
- Los Angeles World Airport/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Port Authority New York and New Jersey (PATH)
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
The adoption of BIM is rapidly becoming a standard in architecture and construction to address failures of traditional 2D Computer Aided Drawing based design approaches. The BIM process uses dynamic building modeling software to explore a project’s key characteristics before it is built and improves the integration of all discipline design efforts. BIM allows VTX and their clients to predict the performance of projects, visualize the entire project in a 3-D view, better coordinate the relationships of design elements within the building from all design team members, and identify any design changes that may be necessary. As BIM is embraced by more General Contractors, it will also provide for faster and more cost effective project delivery; particularly with minimized costly change orders.
As more and more A/E firms use aspects of BIM during various stages of work, VTX is committed to shifting their CAD to the BIM approach to better serve their clients. Our strong experience with the design, fabrication, installation, and operation of elevators, escalators, and moving walks converge well into the BIM environment and has already shown strong dividends with our key clients. VTX has made significant investments in training and software to remain technological leaders in elevator and escalator designs.
VTX, an elevator and escalator consulting firm, serves aviation, education, government, healthcare, commercial, retail, recreation, and public transit clients across the United States. VTX operates as a division of Gannett Fleming, Inc., an international planning, design, and construction management firm.
For more information, please contact David Hansen at 215.561.4201 or via email.