BIM – The Torch Bearer in the Construction Industry
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital technique existing in the world of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC). BIM integrated module enables efficacy in planning, designing, construction, and management. The in-depth analysis during the compilation process encompasses every aspect of building:
BENEFITS OF BIM:
Ø Detailed Information: Datacenter gets created, providing access to all the modules at any stage for detailed understanding and better designing.
Ø Reduced Errors: The collaborative capabilities of BIM allow utilization of information by all the modules enabling better planning. Involvement of an architect to construction manager in a project leads to improved coordination and management. Upgradation of small change gets reflected immediately through the modules without creating discrepancies. Automated redrafting allows reduced errors and duplication of drawings.
Ø Enhanced Collaboration: Integrated platform enhances the accessibility of information by any module irrespective of the stage. Better designing improves cost and time efficacy leading to high degree output.
Ø Improved Communication: Capability of showing the designs in a technical format to the client or colleague offers incredible flexibility, aiding an in-depth understanding of clients’ requirements with accurate results. Advanced knowledge in performance gets implemented among the modules.
Ø Simulation & Visualization: BIM tools empower the team with better visualization for designers like calculating building energy performance or sunlight during different seasons. Software like Revit architecture, 3D, and many more are a support system for the engineer as based on experiences and applied rules of physics. The module allows visualization of the real-world situation providing an accurate view through improved MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing). Automation allows a precise and detailed project scope, development, and output.
Ø Effective Workflow: Clash detection feature in BIM allows early detection of clashes helping to maintain the cost estimate. Clash handling helps to mitigate risk, improve planning, as well as productivity and profitability.
Ø Sequencing: Improved coordination brings improved efficacy, allowing optimization of cost, schedule, and practical resource handling.
Ø Cost Efficacy: The automated model allows coherent working, reducing time consumption in contrast to traditional planning.
Ø Cloud Computing & Coordination: The capability of the cloud allows access to in-depth detailing of each phase, and resource allocation in reduced time and effort. Through cloud computing, you get attached to the central database server. A quick preview of the project can be given from anywhere, enhancing coordination between the team and clients.