Benefits of Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)

“A foundational, intelligent model-based process for business and industry transformation”

The move from 2D drawings to 3D models is well underway and gaining steam in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. It uses 3D models to capture, explore, and maintain consistent and coordinated planning, design, construction, and operational data. Provides greater project insight for cost, schedule, and constructability. Uses and shares the same consistent data whether you’re at your desk or in the field. Enables prompt response to change with processes that are smarter and faster.

The move from 2D drawings to 3D models is well underway and gaining steam in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry.

The model-based approach increases efficiency within individual organizations and truly shines during coordinated project delivery, below are the benefits of using BIM:

  • Capture Reality
  • Waste Not, Want Not.
  • Improve Collaboration.
  • Resolve Conflict.
  • Sequence Your Steps
  • Dive into Detail.
  • Present Perfectly.

 Capture Reality

The use of BIM creates a perfect vision for the project manager of his project sites with better mapping tools and with BIM designer can collect all the detailed information of the project and then all of that information is compiled and shared in a model—in a way that paper isn’t able to capture.

Waste Not, Want Not

With a model prepared, the chances of rework and duplication of drawing during the construction process minimize at a good level this leads to move one step forward to the on-time completion of Projects. The model contains more information than a drawing set, allowing each discipline to annotate and connect their intelligence to the project. BIM drawing tools have the advantage of being faster than 2D drawing tools, and each object is connected to a database.

 Improve Collaboration

Sharing and collaborating with models is easier than with drawing sets, as there are a lot of functions that are possible only through a digital workflow. Much of this added project-management functionality is now being delivered in the cloud, such as Auto-desk’s BIM 360 solutions. Here, there are tools for different disciplines to share their complex project models and to coordinate integration with their peers. Review and mark-up steps ensure that everyone has had input on the evolution of the design, and that they are all ready to execute when the concept is finalized and moves forward in construction.

Simulate and Visualize

There are an increasing number of simulation tools that allow designers to visualize such things as the sunlight during different seasons or to quantify or the calculation of building energy performance. The intelligence of the software to apply rules that are based on physics and best practices provides a complement for engineers and other project team members. The software can do much more of the analysis and modelling to achieve peak performance, condensing knowledge and rules into a service that can run with the click of a button.

Resolve Conflict.

 By modelling of a project in BIM before the commencement of work clashes of elements such as electrical conduit or duct work that run into a beam are discovered earlier and with these costly on-site clashes can be reduced as well the work at site is also not hampered. The model also ensures a perfect fit of elements that are manufactured off-site, allowing these components to be easily bolted into place rather than created on-site.

Sequence Your Steps.

With a model and an accurate set of sub-models for each phase during construction, the next step is a coordinated sequencing of steps, materials, and crews for a more efficient construction process. Complete with animations, the model facilitates coordination of steps and processes, delivering a predictable path to the expected outcome.

Dive into Detail. 

The model is a great end point for a lot of knowledge transfer, but there’s also a need to share a traditional plan, section, and elevation, as well as other reports with your project team. Using automation and customization features, these added sheets can save valuable drafting time.

 Present Perfectly. 

With all of the design completed on a capture and alteration of existing reality, the model is the ultimate communication tool to convey the project scope, steps, and outcome. The fact that the design is fully 3D also means that there are fewer steps to render impressive views and fly-throughs that can be used to sell commercial space or to gain necessary regulatory approvals.


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