Most of us in the construction industry will be familiar with the term, but what is it and how can it benefit the construction sector? Let's find out.
What is BIM?
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives engineering, architecture and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, construct, design and manage buildings and infrastructure.
Do you remember the days when people used to draw the building plans in copy for a clear idea or to keep the idea in hard copy? Of course, this was common in the earlier days when there was no sign of BIM, which is a multidimensional representation of a construction project. It helps the project in many ways, to know how it can be fruitful for your building project, let's start reading about the effective reasons to introduce it into the construction industry—
Gives a real view of the project:
The paper drawing is easy to make but it has some limitations, which the BIM can surpass. This real-life model of the construction helps the builder to see the project from a different view and the builder or owner also get the chance to see how the building will look after completion. As the modern design is made with digital view and significance it gives a more intense view of the project in real life.
Eliminates unnecessary changes:
Apart from giving a nice and clear real view of your project, it also helps you to have a single record of your project and it reduces the additional hassle of miscommunication and various silly mistakes in the construction. As from the builder to the painter, everyone follows the same record, you will be free from solving any confusion regarding the plan.
Gives the idea of expenditure:
The BIM structure plays a great role in cost monitoring. As it implies the required time, labour and material cost as well, you can decide the total expenditure of the construction based on the plan. This virtual model gives the most appropriate estimation.
Convenient for all:
Can you imagine the situation; you are carrying the paper drawing one to one to make them understand your requirement or the engineer is transferring it to the painter in the construction field? If you are thinking it to be nice, then you are mistaken. A BIM model is easy to carry and update than a piece of paper.
Resolves possible conflicts:
Building any type of construction consists of various field’s collaboration and when all these fields work together, the project becomes the successful one. A BIM model helps each section to have their own clear plan, therefore, it detects the possible clashes and resolves it for a smooth construction procedure.
Have your BIM model now before starting your construction to enjoy its wide-ranging benefits.
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