In 2011, Engineering News- Record ranked Manhattan among the Top Building Information Modeling (BIM) contractors.

Manhattan Construction Company’s commitment to enhancing collaboration is the reason we have been a pioneer of Virtual Construction and the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools.

Developing a digital representation of a building environment requires a structured collaboration among design and construction professionals. Manhattan’s integrated approach incorporates building design information and multiple software components working in tandem.

Beyond simple material visualization and clash detection between the different disciplines, a Building Information Model (BIM) can be linked with material quantities, construction schedules, cost estimating and facility management software. The additional information provided through the use of BIM provides numerous benefits to our clients and their projects.

Manhattan’s in-house Virtual Construction Services Team is dedicated to ensuring interoperability of these systems from the early stages of the project through final close-out. Our team manages, monitors and streamlines the Virtual Construction integration processes with all stakeholder’s requirements in mind. This process complements Manhattan’s time-tested construction expertise in the field to ensure our teams are delivering the highest quality products to our clients.

How Our Clients Benefit

3D Concept Models & Model Review Benefits

  • Provides early and tangible 3D visualization of projects.
  • Reduces costs by early identification of value management opportunities.

3D Clash Detection Benefits

  • Reduces financial risks and RFI submittals by early identification of coordination concerns so that design conflicts can be addressed during design development. 
  • Fosters development of complicated design details earlier in the process.
  • Early coordination allows for opportunities to prefabricate certain materials and systems with greater confidence, thus reducing on-site fabrication, therefore reducing project costs and enhancing quality.
  • Provides our client’s facility management staff and other building operation stakeholders an early opportunity to engage in the coordination process to ensure needs are addressed well before the design is finalized.

4D Scheduling & Site Logistics Benefits

  • Provides owners and subcontractors with a 4D visualization of construction sequencing and how the project will be staged under construction.
  • Links construction schedules to the BIM model to show construction sequencing for site logistics, crane and equipment/crew locations, material movement/placement and vertical transportation. 
  • Lowers the risk of delays during construction by identifying logistical conflicts in a virtual setting and adjusting the schedule accordingly ahead of time.
  • Provides our project team and subcontractors with a 4D perspective of the project schedule fostering early optimization of schedule logistics.

5D Estimating Benefits

  • Provides “real-time” budget updates during preconstruction as design details are developed.
  • Provides our clients with a visual representation of how potential cost saving opportunities can be incorporated as the design develops.
  • Provides our clients with a cost timeline by linking the model, schedule and costs together to predict and track cash flow.

6D Facility Management Benefits

  • Provides our clients with As-Built BIM models to be used with 6D Facility Management Software for on-going facility management.



Manhattan’s Virtual Construction Services Team streamlines the integration between the BIM models and pre-construction/construction activities to maximize the benefits of project collaboration for our clients.



US Army Corps of Engineers Museum Support Center – Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Virtual Construction Scope: Material Visualization, Construction Sequencing & System Information



George W. Bush Presidential Center – University Park, Texas
Virtual Construction Scope: Material Visualization, Material Quantification, Clash Detection for MEP Coordination



Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal D Expansion & Renovation – Houston, Texas
Virtual Construction Scope: Constructability Reviews & Material Clarifications



Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Campus Expansion & Renovation – The Woodlands, Texas
Virtual Construction Scope: Clash Detection for MEP Coordination & Construction Sequencing