Building Information Modeling, which is abbreviated as BIM, is all about smart construction. I have often heard people asking questions like, what’s so important about BIM, that it rules the hearts of design and construction professionals. Well, the answer is, there is no such construction problem that doesn’t find its solution in Building Information Modeling.
Architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, and owners etc., can find the solution of the problems associated with their work in BIM. Today it is really difficult for all these building professionals to function effectively without the support of Building Information Modeling, which is implemented in construction from the very commencement of the project.
It is used by project stakeholders for carrying out following activities.
Helps in planning actual construction
There won’t be anybody in the entire world, who would disagree with the fact that proper planning remains the main reason behind the successful execution of any type of construction project. No one can obtain proper results from the construction project if it is not planned accordingly. Successful planning is followed by successful onsite project execution. Here, everything related to budget, materials, and equipment to be used are effectively discussed.
Helps in creating design for architecture, structure, and MEP
The next important thing that is crucial for seamless construction remains the development of the precise design for architecture, structure, and MEP. In this case, as well BIM undoubtedly plays a very significant role. There are enormous software products, which are designed for supporting BIM such as Revit, Tekla, and Allplan, etc.
Resolves hard and soft clashes before construction
The next indispensable thing that is done with BIM’s support is the elimination of hard and soft clashes between building elements – this is carried out through clash detection process. In this case, Navisworks remains a crucial tool for AEC professionals.
BIM coordination gives the surety of error-free design
BIM coordination is a vital stage in BIM project execution process, wherein models created for separate building disciplines are combined together for recognising their level of accuracy and capacity to coexist i a specified environment. All sort of design impurities are properly fixed by design and construction professionals before combining the models.
Apart from that, reducing wastage, and saving time and money are other benefits of Building Information Modeling, which keeps on enhancing the efficiency of AEC professionals throughout project lifecycle.