Imagine how beneficial it will be, if you can take notice of almost all the minute details that come across the development and lifecycle of an asset. It will not only help you to find out the mistakes, but also allows you to produce better outputs. This idea motivated the development of BIM – Building Information Modeling. Most people have a fallacy that BIM is just a 3D design, but it is much more than that. It is the reliable digital representation of each and every aspect of the asset including creating, managing and sharing its properties throughout its development process.
Benefits of using BIM
1. Improved performance: The BIM Modeling ensures architect and engineers are updated frequently, and given access to the very minute details of the project so as to make it possible for them to take wise decisions to eliminate errors in the process. It will enable them to have an overall view of their construction and make fast decisions regarding design options that are cost effective and precise.
2. Enhanced outcomes: BIM allows the builder, specialist and the contractor to have a 3D, view of their model which makes each person to achieve the goal, realization of the project. They will be able to share their views and opinions, and creates a collaborating working relationship.
3. Predictability: The 3D view will enable the brain behind the project to have visuals of how their project will look like from the early stages itself. BIM allows them to create the same project in a virtual environment which will help them to predict the steps to be done to make it perfect by eliminating the chance for an error.
4. Reduced rework: BIM helps to identify the defects in design and plans, prior to construction and, expert users are considering it as a significant benefit. It features, automated drawing and specification co-ordination, which helps to reduce the chance for errors and omissions. Also, it can reduce the hassles to the contractors they may face in the field.
5. Materials and equipments management: BIM will help to chart the accurate amount of materials required to accomplish each stages in the construction process there by reducing any chance of surplus materials. It also helps to plan the delivery of equipments to the site just in time.
6. Higher Safety: The BIM algorithms can automatically detect safety hazards by analyzing the building model and predict preventive measures to ensure high safety. Also, BIM can help the subcontractors to adopt safe work methods by conducting job hazard analysis.
We can consider BIM, as the technology of the modern era, since it can enable the AEC professionals and builders to design, visualize, and simulate all the key parameters of their dream project digitally, before they start construction.
The modern cutting edge technologies support BIM, to matchup with the current trends in the field of construction, design and engineering. Most of the world’s renowned architectural companies are adopting BIM as it helps them to coordinate the different participants in the project by establishing a single point contact.