A Clash matrix is a document representing the clashes among the services, utilities and component pre-defined. The elements are first defined in the first horizontal row and vertical columns, in a way that they are arranged in the same order to coincide in one corresponding cell.
Once we have the Clash detection report, we then put the values in the corresponding coinciding cells of the number of clashes experienced among both the components.
For example, the Clash Matrix for an Infrastructure project can be prepared in the following type:
1. Utility to Utility
2. Roads to Utility
Clash detection allows for the effective identification, inspection and reporting of interferences in a 3D project model . The report which is generated to describe those clashes in detail is called Clash report . This helps in identifying the position and elements involved in the clashes experienced in the model.
An initial clash detection process is carried out once the LOD 300 model is prepared corresponding to the IFC inputs received, and the model is then coordinated based on the RFI’s raised and resolved with the help of the Clash report generated.
Clash Detection is a continuous process which is carried out throughout the project execution phase. The constant inevitable changes in design demands the Clash reports to be generated and resolved on a periodic basis.
A Clash detection Comprehensive document would be prepared stating the procedure and strategy for clash detection and would also contain the clash reports and the number and description of clashes in a chronological manner . These reports serve as an important medium of communication amongst the project team for execution of hassle free project.