Latista Technologies, a Textura construction management solution, is taking field use of building information models (BIM) to the next level by introducing BIM for the iPad. Latista with BIM is integrated into the award-winning Latista cloud and mobile solution. It renders models rapidly and allows users to easily navigate, interact with, and launch workflows from a model right in the field.
Users can publish Autodesk BIM models to the Latista Cloud and then these models can be synchronized to iPads for use in the field. Latista with BIM unlocks the data within the model. A user can virtually walk into a room in the 3D model, locate a piece of equipment, touch it, see all of the information associated with it, and launch a workflow.
Field personnel can drill down into systems and equipment to find schematics, photos, and operations and maintenance manuals; view a log of any issues recorded against the item; and view in-progress and completed inspections.
"Latista with BIM gives our users information they didn't previously have access to in the field. We are resolving conflicts more quickly and more smoothly, which keeps our project on schedule," said Brant Fischer, project solutions consultant with Messer Construction, a Latista beta program user.