The construction market is very competitive today. You need to use digital construction technology to attract your clients. Building Information Modeling (BIM) helps you to speed up your construction workflow and enhance your efficiency. The technology offers you the confidence to visualize the entire construction from the stage of inception to the final built. As a contractor, you can win more work by adopting BIM.
Let’s check out how?
- You can win complex contracts from clients.
- You can overcome challenges when clients shift to new contract models like Public-Private Partnerships, Lump Sum Turnkey & Integrated Project Delivery.
- You can maintain profit margins.
What value will you get from BIM technology?
- Improved Quality of the Final Design
- Increased Understanding of Proposed Design
- Better Construction Documents
- Improved Plan of Construction Phasing & Logistics
- Increased Labor Output
Biggest Selling Points of BIM
- Produce 3D Visualization & Fly-through – You can show your clients actual representation of the projects, instead of depending on 2D plans.
- Virtual Project Construction – You can virtually construct projects with BIM before construction with kinks and roadblocks.
- Improved Collaboration & Efficiency – Using BIM, you can get enhanced collaboration and efficiency, which ultimately improve your project quality, reducing delay, and late handovers.
In the United Kingdom, BIM has become a mandate on public works, and as per ISO 19650, project teams are likely to work with BIM in several ways. The Mandates for using BIM will increase for complex projects like airports, hospitals, and university campuses. Construction clients also want BIM to be a part of their project. If you are not using BIM as a contractor, you may get disqualified from even bidding on specific projects. You can be out of the game if you can’t demonstrate your BIM expertise to clients. So, why are you getting stuck? Implement BIM to get an edge over your competitors.
Building Owners Want BIM
Earlier, about a decade back, the contractors used to win a bid and turned over the project to the owner, once completed. However, today, the owners engage in regular meetings with construction companies throughout the project lifecycle to stay updated on time and budget, and BIM plays a crucial role in such meetings. The owners can see the work progress and answer questions about specifications and permits right on the 3D Model.
Now, the clients want BIM services and expect to visualize the coordination in the 3D Model. Using BIM, you can access a lot of information and can collaborate effectively with all project stakeholders. Get friendly with BIM and enhance your chance of winning more work. Stay connected with this digital technology and get involved with your construction workflow.