Building Information Modeling
Burleson Construction Company has always been an early adopter of emerging technologies that can improve construction processes and coordination. Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides the toolset to bring enhanced visualization and planning before, during, and after construction. In essence, BIM provides a complete three-dimensional model of a building that can be used for spatial coordination of all buildings systems. Burleson Construction uses this coordination process to construct a building for the first time in a virtual environment, instead of in the field, which can effectively reduce or eliminate costly changes or delays in the field and result in more accuracy and quality during a project.
This intelligent model can also be used for increased prefabrication of building components offsite in a controlled environment, which are then brought onsite and installed in larger units. This results in faster and more precise installation times as well as reducing waste materials as part of our Lean Construction efforts.
Building Information Modeling is not just about using advancing technology, but is more about effective collaboration between team members to create a superior product through a more streamlined approach. When leveraged early in the design process, BIM provides a platform for open collaboration between Owners, Architects, and trade contractors to create a more unified and strategic plan for a building’s construction as well as planning for future building operation and maintenance. Once this model is complete, it is further used in the field to better illustrate the project requirements to field crews with enhanced visualization and understanding of the project requirements and sequencing.
At Burleson Construction, we strive to integrate this revolutionizing technology and philosophy in each of our projects by adding value, reducing costs, and exceeding expectations.
As part of a growing initiative to promote environmental awareness, Burleson Construction Company strives to incorporate green building best practices into each of our projects. These practices improve the not only the quality and health of the building and its occupants, but also generates a healthier working environment during construction. Some of these practices include:
- Jobsite cleanliness
- Waste management (recycling/diversion from landfills)
- Local/regional material use
- Lean Construction
- Use of more sustainable materials
- Indoor air quality monitoring and filtration
Burleson Construction is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) who initiated with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system which is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. We currently have three LEED Accredited Professionals with Building Design & Construction specialties on staff.
As an example of our commitment to green building, Burleson Construction recently completed construction of the Gilliam Wellness Center on the campus of Milligan College in Milligan, TN in February 2010. This project achieved a LEED Gold Certification through design efforts such as natural daylight views and water and energy efficiency and construction efforts such indoor air quality monitoring and construction waste management, which diverted 82% of waste from landfills.