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Broad & Washington – The Value of Effective BIM Coordination

An architect’s rendering of what the finished Broad and Washington apartment/retail development will look like. | Renderings: BKV Architects via Post Brothers

In the heart of Philadelphia’s dynamic urban landscape, the “Broad & Washington” development by Post Brothers stands as a beacon of modern architecture and efficiency. Central to this achievement is Helm BIM, Post Brothers’ preferred BIM Contractor for the project. Helm BIM’s extensive field experience plays a pivotal role in bringing this visionary project to life.


“Broad & Washington” is set to be a landmark in urban living, blending residential and commercial spaces. Helm BIM’s role is pivotal, bringing innovative BIM solutions to enhance efficiency and precision throughout the construction lifecycle. Known for their technical acumen in 3D modeling and understanding of construction intricacies, Helm BIM ensures a meticulous execution of the project’s vision.

Helm BIM’s expertise is not just in their years of experience, but also in their innovative use of 3D modeling. This technology has been instrumental in the “Broad & Washington” development, allowing for the detection of clashes across Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Flooring, and other contractors. By integrating 3D models into the construction process, Helm BIM ensures that potential issues are identified and resolved early, avoiding costly delays and ensuring a seamless construction process. Moreover, Helm BIM’s advanced BIM models facilitate better decision-making and foster collaboration among various project stakeholders, streamlining the construction process and enhancing the final outcome.

The collaboration goes beyond technicalities; it’s a union of shared values. Post Brothers’ commitment to sustainable, luxurious living resonates with Helm BIM’s technology-driven, environmentally conscious approach. Through BIM, Helm BIM optimizes material usage, minimizes waste, and ensures energy efficiency, aligning with Post Brothers’ sustainability goals.

This partnership between Helm BIM and Post Brothers exemplifies a blend of experience and cutting-edge technology, setting new standards for urban development in Philadelphia. The “Broad & Washington” project, with Helm BIM’s contribution, is not just a structure but a testament to the possibilities of modern construction techniques.