Currently, the world population is about 7.8 billion people (2021) and will soon reach 8 billion people. Therefore, to meet the problem of population explosion, the construction industry will need to build tens of thousands of structures every day. Without applying technology, including BIM (Building Information Modeling), it will not be possible to meet the needs of the construction industry. In particular, people need to deal with declining productivity and increasing workforce shortages. In this article, learn the importance of BIM model to the construction industry today.
1. Save costs and resources
A significant benefit of BIM is that it provides reliable construction cost estimates long before the construction phase begins. Architects can use tools such as BIM 360 Docs to estimate costs associated with:
- Material handling
- Shipping prefabricated or modular pieces
- Labor, including payroll-based construction timelines
Not only does this help architects better understand the cost of a project, but it also helps them discover ways to reduce costs. For example, they can:
- Choose more cost-effective materials
- Find the perfect time to buy materials at the lowest market price
- Decide if prefabricated or on-site construction is cheaper
- Streamline the build process so customers pay for fewer total billable hours
- Minimize human errors that lead to project delays or costly repairs
2. Provide relevant documents and photos of the whole project
Although infrastructure designs are evidenced by scores of design documents such as 2D or 3D drawings; they lack other important information such as contract agreement details, bids, purchase invoices, building and government specifications, schedules, etc. This is where BIM services come in and fill all the information gaps to bring about total coordination. BIM also improves significantly over 2D drafting allowing you to see the full view of the building and elevation, helping to correct previous errors.
Unlike common practice when one department is not fully aware or informed of another in the overall project, building information management services provide stakeholders, engineers, designers , managers, etc., an overview of the entire project. This provides project stakeholders with reliable information that is easily available and tracked for project evaluation, communication, coordination, cost and schedule estimates.
3. BIM improves team collaboration and workflow efficiency
Architecture and design are iterative processes that have traditionally been manual intensive. Architects, structural engineers, and builders all need to view different pieces of information and use different design patterns. After that, people make many different models to display to customers. When any changes are made, care must be taken to update all documents.
As noted, BIM allows all of these professionals to access information in the format they need without requiring data duplication. Collective use of a single dataset means that edits made in a format are automatically disseminated throughout the system, eliminating the need to update different drafts as the plan progresses. . Approaching design through database storage eliminates the need to manually manufacture most other end product design documents such as schedules, color schemes, drawings, and 3D models. All can be displayed automatically from the BIM database.
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