BIM, or Building Information Modeling offers a slew of advantages which can transform the way on which the AEC industry is based, from the design progression to the life cycle of a structure. Given below, top 3 advantages of BIM technology.
Collaboration: BIM technology facilitates the professionals to perform jointly & harmoniously on a project as well as collaborate simultaneously to allocate data like complicated models and crucial information relevant to those models, consistently. By this collaboration method, the professionals can undertake quick and informed decision during the lifecycle of a project.
With the help of cloud software and apps like BIM360, professionals will be able to examine and make necessary modifications, notes and/or suggestions on the basis of the information provided into the model. BIM facilitates all collaborators to view the progression of the model physically all through the project planning phase when the modifications are occurred, as well as offers superior arrangement and project synchronicity prior to the commencement of the construction stage. Due to this improved collaboration, AEC professionals can work in tandem on various complicated projects.
Visualization: BIM offers powerful Visualization. By applying 3D modeling capability of BIM, the professionals can view a physical 3D model of the original project with one very vital detail. They can avail constant information concerning the structure from Architects, Engineers, Construction professionals and more.
Project schedules can be easily acquired, MEP(mechanical, electrical, plumbing) design details can also be obtained, details about materials & cost and more can be achieved in one central location toward all the project stakeholders on the structure.
Mitigating Errors: BIM technology can optimize the design and build process by reducing the errors significantly through clash detection or conflict resolution. Clash detection is a useful process to automatically identify where the models ‘clash’ – components of individual models capturing the similar space, or with parameters which are mismatched, or in 4D BIM modeling, a time sequence that is not working.
All these above methods facilitate to detect errors in advance which should be found prior to commencement of the construction process to maintain fewer errors, reduce costs, and most significantly, complete the project on schedule. These BIM tools can accelerate this process, that was once completed onsite, into the preplanning phase where collaborators can work out the problems devoid of any expensive errors.