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How Beneficial is BIM to the Construction Industry?

By Construction Tech Review | Friday, January 03, 2020

How Beneficial is BIM to the Construction Industry?

The new era brings a new realm of possibilities in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) field, giving the architects and site planners numerous benefits, which help in enhancing their quality, workflow, design, and project management.

FREMONT, CA: With the introduction of the latest technologies that helped in design and construction, such as data capture and aided designs, more projects are shifting from 2D drawings to 3D models in the architectural, construction, and engineering industries.

BIM is a method that involves the generation as well as the management of digital representations of physical and functional aspects of places. The designs made with the technology comes with 2D digital drawings, digital 3D models, aerial pictures, and site scan files that can be circulated and analyzed for better decision-making process about the building. In present times, BIM methods are used by individuals, businesses, and the government for planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining different physical infrastructures. Besides, it also enhances productivity and offers added benefits for its users.

With the help of BIM, designers can instantly benefit from compiled input connected in a model in different ways, which the old-school paper medium cannot capture. Projects these days usually begin by including data from digital elevation and aerial imagery, along with developed laser scans of infrastructure that can precisely collect all valuable real-world information required for the project.Top BIM Solution Companies

BIM lessens the waste with the use of shared models and assets. They reduce the requirement of duplicate drawings for various building discipline needs as well as the reworks. It involves helpful solutions such as auto-save and project history features, which lend a hand in preventing the disappearances or file corruption. The implementation of BIM software can help the files and data from being disastrous, as well as affecting productivity.

Within the BIM adaptations, there are a few integrated simulation tools that allow planners to envisage factors like solar exposure during different seasons, energy uses, structural analysis, and others in order to bring superior building performance.

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