K & M Fire Protection has always committed to staying ahead of the trend with our Engineering & Design Department, pairing years of experience with the latest in Technology. We have an in-house design team and continually invest in computer hardware and software to stay current with technology and to have the tools to help meet or exceed our customers’ expectations both in quality and schedule. Having an in-house design department, K&M has the ability to control our schedule and quality in a way others cannot.
BIM (Building Information Modeling), What is it?
BIM is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Design, visualization, simulation, and collaboration enabled by K&M’s BIM solutions provide greater clarity for all stakeholders across the project lifecycle. BIM makes it easier to achieve project and business goals.
Not BIM Compatible, BIM Compliant (What Does That Mean?)
When 3D Design & BIM were coming into the marketplace, K&M decided to make the investment in the software and infrastructure needed to stay one step ahead of the competition. There are many sprinkler design programs on the market that can limp along in the 3D Design and BIM environments and it will only hurt all parties in the end. Design target dates will be missed leading to construction delays. Contact K&M to see how we can help your project! K&M IS BIM COMPLIANT
Completing many projects utilizing the BIM procedures is a direct impact on end user maintainability. Upon the completion of a true BIM project an electronic file can be transmitted to the end user containing an as-built with an integrated operation and maintenance manual for future service and testing. No more looking around for lost binders, wondering what valves control what system. A seamless integration of information from design to project turn-over!
Value Engineering – Our customers know when they hire K&M Fire they hired a true partner. Working with the owner or owners design team, our design department often times involved in the project before it is even awarded. Through valve engineering we may be able to decrease pipe sizing, decease sprinkler quantities, eliminate fire pumps or similar. We utilize new products and technology in the market place to offer owners the most economical code compliant life safety system available.
If you can build it, K&M Fire Protection can provide you a design for it! With some of the latest software on hand we can build your building twice, once in our design phase then onsite! With certifications such as NICET, the latest in technology, being BIM compliant and with over 100 years of design experience on staff we can accomplish the goals set forth by our customers.
D – Dedicated
E – Educated
S – Self-Motivated
I – Inventive
G – Goal Oriented
N – NICET Certified