Doing Buildings The Right Way

Significance of Building Information Modelling

AEC has been using building information modelling which is a technology that facilitates planning and effective management of construction projects. By making use of geometry and relevant data, BIM has enabled creation of digital representation of buildings to be constructed. Utilization of software tools is one of the benefits that AEC industries have earned by using BIM technology in its operations. Improving operability between teams, better scheduling as well as effective coordination of building and construction projects are additional benefits. A virtual information is created by the design team which consists of engineers, surveyors as well as architects who later on pass the model to contractors who implement the design. The virtual construction model is achieved even before one moves to the site of construction.

BIM helps to provide high quality as well as accurate documentation of the construction process. Reduction of the building lifecycle is implemented with this technology which helps to improve the level of interaction among engineers, architects as well as contractors. BIM has also helped in coordination of the various processes involved in the building lifecycle hence eliminating any conflicts that may arise between experts. Besides production of accurate quantity take-offs, BIM also helps to provide improved construction management during the entire process. Implementing BIM during the design process leads to a more cost-effective project.

BIM technology tends to be more superior as compared to manual drawings since 3D objects are quite machine readable hence any errors or conflicts in a building model can be identified and corrected automatically. There is a significant reduction in number of errors and change orders with the help of this technology. BIM provides significant data that is essential in many ways such as generating bills for construction materials which comes in handy during placing order as well as cost estimation. This technology therefore plays a big part in integration of all processes essential in a construction project.

BIM tools differ from those used in CADD. BIM mostly involves online simulation of a construction model and the processes provide better products at a much cheaper cost to owners. This technology is characterized by use of coordinated computable information on a building project during design as well as construction. With the model created, there are better performance predictions, construction planning, cost estimates as well as better decision making. BIM is utilized during the entire design process and the building lifecycle which includes the operation as well as maintenance stages.

In order to minimize the design lifecycle, BIM technology enables creation of different components of construction prior to its implementation. It also helps to cut project costs simply by eliminating the waste of construction material.