Building Information Modeling

From its inception Excel has utilized computer assisted drafting to create detailed engineered installation drawings and as-built drawings. Excel first began utilizing three-dimensional installation drawings in 2006 on Johns Creek Environmental Campus, a 15 MGD membrane bioreactor reuse water reclamation facility. Three-dimensional drafting became more prevalent in construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM) evolved permitting three-dimensional viewing of all building components prior to installation. BIM has become a valuable tool for project coordination during construction as well as project documentation (as-builts).

Excel began supporting a BIM process on a high speed balance bunker for Mitsubishi Power Systems of America. The balance bunker is an extremely unique structure, one of only twelve such facilities in the world, and is used to test the turbine in a vacuum by spinning it up to operational speed while balancing it. The chamber is required to operate as a vacuum to remove any air that would create friction and heat in the testing process. The exterior walls of the facility are approximately 7-foot-thick concrete with a 400-ton door that moves on rollers and closes with hydraulic pistons.

Excel continues to lead with its BIM capabilities on the following projects:

  • Project
    Location
    Contract Amt.
    Completion Date
  • Riverwood 200 Office Building
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,658,183
    2016
  • Statesville Road Elementary School
    Charlotte, NC
    $1,549,580
    2016
  • 230 Peachtree Hotel
    Atlanta, GA
    $6,598,000
    2015
  • Synageva / Bogart Production & Research Facilities
    Bogart, GA
    $1,580,000
    2014
  • Restoration Hardware at Buckhead
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,555,000
    2014
  • Jane Woodruff Hall at Woodward Academy
    College Park, GA
    $2,110,000
    2014
  • Inn at Villa Christina
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,091,000
    2014
  • CPCC New Classroom Building
    Charlotte, NC
    $1,406,000
    2013
  • North Atlanta High School
    Atlanta, GA
    $12,966,567
    2013
  • Eastside Medical Tower
    Snellville, GA
    $4,175,000
    2012
  • Mitsubishi Savannah Machinery Works - Balance Bunker
    Pooler, GA
    $2,113,000
    2012
  • Effingham Hospital
    Springfield, GA
    $1,890,000
    2012