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As part of LEA’s ongoing commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology, we have adapted the Building Information Modelling process (BIM) into our design work whenever possible. The built-in clash detection provided by the BIM process provides highly crucial information regarding where infrastructure networks conflict with each other. This 3D modelling process has granted us a smoother workflow, provided us with a much more realistic view of the final build compared to older 2D drawings, and allowed our engineers to more easily detect issues and solve challenges early in the project lifecycle.
Some of the benefits of the BIM process include:
  • More accurate cost estimation
  • Better sense of project outcome
  • Improved collaboration between disciplines
  • Ability to convey design concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • ​Identifying coordination issues at early stages of development
  • Construction sequencing
  • Visualization to aid design

Civil Engineering
LEA’s use of 3D modelling started in 2014 using Civil 3D software to model our work on the complex vivaNext BRT project, and it has only expanded since.

Example BIM modelling outputs.

Structural Engineering
Our Structures group have developed a plethora of high-profile projects using BIM / Revit technology. Leveraging 3D modeling technology, LEA can produce highly accurate drawings more efficiently than ever before. The ability to visualize complex geometry for design promotes creative and innovative solutions. Coordinating through Revit provides tremendous value since problem areas are more easily identified during design stages, before they reach the site, saving time and money. Our team encourages the use of software such as Navisworks to identify critical construction clashes between disciplines at early stages in the project. Exemplary coordination and communication with our clients is one of the keys to our success; platforms such as BIM360 (BIM Collaborate Pro) allows us to share models in ‘real-time’ and quickly deliver information to other members of the team. LEA is dedicated to utilizing all digital tools available to deliver the highest quality of work. 


Above: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Above: West Whitby Medical Clinic