BIM/Virtual Design 

Adams Electric supports our own in-house Virtual Design Construction (VDC) Team. The In-House Team consists of Building Information Modeling (BIM) staff and technology providing complete Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) on all VDC projects. VDC integrates people, systems, business models and construction practices into a collaborative process that adds value to the owner through reduction of waste and maximized efficiency during construction. Adams believes in using up-to-date technology devices, design hardware and software with all VDC projects. We use many different design platforms including but not limited to; Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD. These technologies are operating on current platform releases while also having the capability to work in older versions (2013 – older) as some projects may require.

                          The Benefits of BIM


  • Improved communication
  • Improve productivity
  • Increased quality control
  • Organized timeline of construction
  • Control of materials and waste and increase accuracy of installations


  • Decrease engineering costs on future work or renovations
  • Reduce overall construction costs (estimated 1% of the Total Project Cost)
  • Maintenance / Owner utilization upon completion (i.e. submittals, lamps, ballast, fuses, etc.)


  • Reduce field coordination time
  • Eliminate field discrepancies
  • Assists Pre-Fabrication process
  • Help estimate quantities for take-offs and cost estimating

These benefits result in a potentialLY better price, budget control and future continuation in savings for our clients.

Adams Electric executes all Building Information Modeling In-House. We believe having our own BIM team improves schedule requirements and control of modeling. The project team works with support from the BIM manager and experienced system operators. The Adams Electric BIM team uses a range of Design Suite software by Autodesk as our main BIM platform.  This software includes AutoCAD, Revit and Architecture, Navisworks Manage, 3Ds Max 2, Inventor, Sketch-Up and Adobe. All technology remains current and up-to-date on a yearly-basis; we have access to software in versions 2012-2015.

Layout experience for BIM projects includes but is not specifically limited to the following items:

  •  ½”-4” conduit
  • Conduit racks including feeders and distribution
  • Roof electrical
  • Electrical room layout
  • Large gear layout
  • Generator layout
  • Major bus duct
  • Lighting
  • Cable Tray
  • Specialty rooms
  • Systems
  • Seismic
  • Underground feeders and distribution
  • Coordination of all trades work
  • Submittal data attachment
  • Operations and maintenance data attachment
  • Testing data attachment
  • Build custom families
  • Clash detection
  • Generate simulated model scheduling and phasing
  • Level 300, 400 and 500 experience
  • BIM design build experience




Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Board of Examiners
North Carolina Department of Labor