BIm Overview

Not too long ago, construction companies and businesses had to brainstorm through different strategies for collaborating in a synchronized manner. From keeping track of every progress made in the projects to assessing the correct execution, everything was done manually. Besides, managing remote projects from a base location were impossible.

 

However, with the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM), the landscape of the construction industry has changed drastically. Now, everything can be digitalized. You can easily manage digital communications, data collections, sharing of tasks, and other important information at one platform without any hassles. Everyone involved in the project will have knowledge about everything significant to their role.

 

Adopting this (BIM) all-in-one integrated platform can set the stage for countering issues like operational inefficiencies, time and resource drains, risk of error, etc. In addition, it will make the construction of modernized structures very easy. The BIM Engineers supports this visionary effort and take pride in able to meet the demand of the latest trends in the construction industry.

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What BIM does?

Since BIM is an amalgamation of modern software and digitalization process, it comes with a variety of features that can help in achieving higher productivity and efficiency. A model built using BIM can serve many purposes, including:

REAL-TIME CONSTRUCTION SITE LAYOUT

There are a number of equipment or tools that can offer you a 360-degree view of a location/project site. They can help you capture every inch of the site to streamline modeling of the structure. And, with the inclusion of Building Information Modeling in the process, you can quickly develop textural and wire frame visualizations. In other words, Building Information Modeling facilitates integration in a way that paper and pencil won't be able to capture.

Coordination & Cooperation

As the workflow is purely digital and runs in real-time, the sharing of data, tasks, progress, and corrections becomes relatively easy with BIM. You can easily coordinate your progress with the work of teams who use different software. However, if you are following the traditional method for modeling and construction, the process becomes time-consuming, and there are chances of missing an instruction or essential piece of information.

Clash Detection

Another vital feature of Building Information Modeling is that it helps automate clash detection of elements like duct-work or electrical conduit that run into a beam. By addressing these types of problems first, clashes can be discovered early, and expensive on-site clashes can be prevented. In addition, BIM (Building Information Modeling) also ensures an ideal fit of elements that are fabricated off-site, allowing these components to be effortlessly bolted into place rather than manufacturing on site.

Easy Import/Export 2D Sheets

Whether a file/sheet is created in AutoCAD, SolveSpace, or any other format, BIM can export them in any format according to the need of fabricators, subcontractors, and other project stakeholders. Besides, BIM also allows modification in the view or sheets included in a set, along with renaming or deletion of a set.

Simulation and Visualization

BIM facilitates visualization of things such as the daylight during different seasons or estimation of building energy performance. As a result, this further helps in configuring the optimum direction to construct a building or structure. It is like condensing knowledge into a platform that can function with the click of a button.

What BIM provides you?

Insight and Clarity

By using Building Information Modeling data, you can instantly develop production databases or drawings for manufacturing purposes. It allows improved use of prefabrication and customizable construction technology that gives you insight and clarity about the whole structure. In other words, using BIM, you can not only diminish waste, but also increase efficiency, and reduce labor costs as well.

Cost Estimation

Hidden costs or damage during freight can invariably increase the value of the construction project. However, with BIM, you can make use of automated clash detection. This means that you will be able to detect clashes early prior you move onto developing your building. Per se, you hardly have to deal with on-site clashes which will save the unnecessary costing and help you estimate the accurate value of the project.

Risk Mitigation

Availability of right information at the right time is necessary for successfully completing a quality project. Using BIM, that parameter can be easily surpassed. For a simple reason, BIM provides visual risk analysis and safety evaluations that can ensure safety over the lifecycle of the project execution. And, since a structure is ‘built’ beforehand, mis-happenings and risky situations can be removed in advance.

Improved Sequencing/Scheduling

As everything is available on the internet, the time taken to finish paperwork is automatically reduced. BIM facilitates modeling and documentation to be completed at the same time as every change in the work can be quickly recorded in real-time. Schedules/routines can be planned more precisely and communicated accurately, which in turn will improve coordination leading to the completion of the projects on-time or possibly early.

Available On-the-go

An added advantage of BIM is that you can access your projects and models wherever you go. It is like cloud computing. Everything is integrated into a comprehensive database, so you have an ample amount of information, just a click away. You can use this available information at any time. From every progress made to offering a quick preview to the client—everything is at your fingertips. As a result, coordination is much easier between teams and clients.