Building Information Modeling
In Baker Electric’s large and technologically sophisticated Planning Department our electrical experts utilize cutting-edge virtual design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Through the use of BIM and its highly-accurate digital representations, we have the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design and cost-effectively build world-class electrical projects.
Why BIM Matters
- Collision Detection
- Prefabrication and shop drawings
- Data rich As-Builts
- Field Productivity
Trimble GPS Software
Using Trimble GPS software in the field ensures accurate positioning and engineering while saving time, increasing productivity, virtually eliminating rework and saving costs. Using Trimble Total Station with Sure Scan technology we accurately layout all deep underground, conduits and cable tray racks as well as wall device rough in. This layout method of allows us to provide complete and accurate as-built drawings while also providing feedback from the field, ensuring everything is being installed according to the BIM model.
Using mobile devices in the field allows our field staff to create and share critical project data in real-time including blueprints, contracts, RFI’s, close-out documents and other vital information.
Lean Construction and Pull Planning
Baker Electric embraces a Lean approach to construction management and project delivery. By placing an emphasis on value by uncovering wasted resources and unnecessary costs, your project will benefit from a measured and improved planning process assuring reliable workflow and a predictable project outcome.
As part of our Lean approach, we create a master schedule, “six-week look ahead” and daily pull planning sessions. These sessions bring together project team leaders to discuss daily accomplishments and milestones, coordinate upcoming work activities and initiate timely problem solving. Lean is founded on the value of smart coordination and shared knowledge building a high-performing team and successful project.
Our goal on every project is a Zero Punch List and at Baker it starts and ends with accountability. So, taking a serious approach to project close-out requires that our work is completed to your satisfaction, all systems are operational, and documentation is accurately transferred per project requirements.
Our approach to close-out is intentionally comprehensive and that mind-set begins well ahead of field operations during pre-construction. Once in the field, our staff conducts thorough daily inspections, maintaining consistent and complete documentation and ensuring clear team communication.
At Baker there are no excuses. Our goal is to get the work done right, the first time.