PEOPLE, PROCESS, TECHNOLOGY
Efficiently and in that order for more effective project delivery
Baker Electric has been successfully designing, modeling, coordinating, prefabricating, and constructing in 3D for over 11 years. We fully embraced Revit as our preferred BIM software platform in 2014. In doing so, we have gained valuable insight in how to truly leverage the benefits and information of BIM by collaboratively taking it from preconstruction and concept, through our prefabrication shop, and effectively communicating it to our field teams for installation. Baker believes that with these key steps, we are staying ahead of the curve in the 3D world of construction:
- Collaborative Planning Approach
- Meeting the Demand for Better Work in Less Time
- Take a Modular Approach
- Keeping it Lean
COLLABORATIVE PLANNING APPROACH
Our advanced BIM approach is tightly woven into our planning and work process which helps us identify constructability issues early, maximize prefabrication opportunities and effectively communicate not only internally, but also externally with fellow contractors.
As heavy practitioners of Standard Operating Procedures, we utilize highly skilled field experienced personnel on our BIM team to work side by side with our field and effectively guide them through our standardized planning processes.
BETTER WORK IN LESS TIME
Putting the right information and content into the model without bogging it down can only be learned through our years of experience but having the right mix of people on our BIM and prefabrication teams to fuel innovation is maximized by the Baker way of delivering energy through people.
By taking a lean construction mindset of documenting and standardizing our work, we achieve and maintain our standards while continuously improving how we deliver projects.
TAKING A MODULAR APPROACH
By integrating our BIM and prefabrication departments, it creates a diverse group collaborating and finding innovative ways to get our systems installed onsite.
KEEPING IT LEAN
We are always looking to do more with less -- from adhering to the 5S principles in our prefabrication shop, to reducing or eliminating excessive waiting/inventory/transportation to keep all deliveries on wheels and getting them set in the correct location 1 to 2 days prior to installation. Flow efficiency and detailed sequencing is always top of mind.