The role of BIM towards sustainable design

BIM can be termed as a consolidated approach that enhances the coordination connecting diverse trades. With this functionality, the design teams get the ability to settle a thorough, sustainable agenda from the beginning site layouts to the final implementation of a building’s programmatic layout and its related services.

Analyzing site layout at early stage with appropriate benchmarking, the project team members can get a clear idea on the probable energy usage of a project. With the progression of project, BIM studies will update the project team members on the most competent layouts for individual spaces accrediting metrics like user thermal comfort, primary coordination with the structure and architecture of a space and actual physical appearance of the space.

BIM is an inherent part of the construction documents segment and facilitates the project team to outline the core components of a space in an integrated method, making complete usage of the space for the end users.

This feature turns out to be vital while creating the design for labs. Labs are energy-efficient facilities. Gathering knowledge on the layout of the building inside its site as well as the specific programmatic spaces, design teams can engage themselves undertaking energy-saving initiatives like lessening static pressure inside duct runs to decrease net fan energy to site layouts. The top most benefit can be achieved for renewables.

“Daylighting analysis based on building orientation can facilitate the project team members to be updated with the greatest method to get the most out of daylighting and at the same time efficiently deal with solar heat gain and reduce lighting energy usage.

Conclusion: In future BIM should go ahead of trade coordination to the formation of “intelligent” models conveying a definite amount of programmed information by each component. The achieved result will be more of a computational approach with regards to the existing drafting approach.

By applying BIM, firms (lab buildings) are capable of handling, categorizing and visualizing data in models and the project team members can make better attempt for coordination and project development.

In recent times, several teams are adopting A/E/C collocation efforts giving emphasis on enhancing the advantages of BIM coordination. The architects and contractors are also initiating Design-assist effort in advance in the design progression frequently.

With the extensive acceptance of the procedures and its budgetary savings, the A/E/C industry will carry on to apply BIM in its design efforts.

The role of BIM towards sustainable design

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Arka Roy


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