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Structural Model for Permit Review

Another interesting use of the model for the Solaris project (presented at the BIMForum by SCI and Weitz) was during the building permit review process. After discussions with the team, the town of Vail agreed to review the structural model as part of the building review process. The team helped the town navigate through the model to understand and visualize areas.

This use of the model is impressive; there is significant value in speeding up the permit review process by supplying information that is easier to understand and more consistent.

Of course, as towns move in this direction, this may require all of to model to standards specific to permit review. At the very least, we may have to model additional components for the process. I guess we all need to practice with Solibri (which I have been doing for the past few weeks – more on that later).

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