Sealander Architects is a BIM (Building Information Modeling) leader and possibly the only Revit consulting firm in the State of Maine.  Since 2004 we have developed a complete and integrated design process that takes advantage of the BIM platform to bring efficiency and consistency to design documentation. Clients see a distinct advantage using a BIM architect. They see more conceptual design options, which means their building will be a closer reflection of their actual needs. They see more three-dimensional views of the design, which helps users and other stakeholders understand the design.

We are versed in structural, mechanical and piping modeling. Our models are clean and well-built. We currently use Revit 2017 release 2.

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Contractors

Our Revit consulting services brings significant benefit to contractors and construction managers willing to leverage BIM’s rich data. We provide Revit consulting for contractors who require building information modeling on projects designed by other architects. Areas of benefit include:

  • Take-offs
  • Scope delineation
  • Trades coordination and clash detection
  • Providing building information models as a close-out deliverable.

The best way to get started? Contact: Mike Sealander, AIA

Owners

For Owners, the benefits of BIM last beyond the construction project. Particularly with larger buildings, the benefits of BIM to facilities maintenance are real. A BIM model of a building is graphical, but it also contains extractable and usable information. Room area, room use, finish types and quantities, fixture types: these are all examples of usable information. Clients with campuses can benefit from BIM on a daily basis.

The underlying source of these benefits is the marriage of graphics with data. Buildings are physical objects. They are visual things. It is very easy to understand buildings when they are represented graphically. Traditionally, building data gets presented as a spreadsheet or as a text file. With BIM, that data is tied to a physical representation. The information is easy to understand. It is easy to verify that it is correct. It is easy to find a specific piece of information. Building information models represent a significant milestone in the effort to present large amounts of facilities data in an understandable format.

The best way to get started? Contact: Mike Sealander, AIA