3D Modeling

Teams work together to identify and resolve flaws during the design process – making approvals quick and easy.

Using Autodesk Revit, FSC offers Building Information Modeling (BIM) engineering design solutions to enhance your project’s efficiency. Our MEP and fire protection engineers have the option of integrating whole systems in a 3D model including information about the building and properties of its components.

A purpose-built BIM solution automatically coordinates all design documentation.

  • A Dramatic Reduction in Errors
  • Improved Coordination in Construction Sequencing
  • Identification of Possible Construction Conflicts


FSC utilizes HydraCAD, a fully integrated 3D software packaged specialized toward the design of fire sprinkler systems, giving us the ability to produce a true BIM-compatible, 3D design model to facilitate coordination with other trades and systems.  As an example, with elevations, rises and drops can be built into the design per design team’s preference and goals.  3D risers, fire pumps, tanks and controllers can be virtually located to ensure pump rooms and riser areas have sufficient room and adequate clearances — reducing chances of post-design change orders and simplifying construction administration.

We also use Navisworks, a 3D design review package that allows us to open and combine 3D models, navigate the model in real-time, and review the model with a range of mark-up tools.