By Construction Tech Review | Friday, June 14, 2019
FREMONT, CA: With the demand to build more with minimum resources in construction, it’s imperative to explore new methods to meet the demand. Building information modeling (BIM) is a promising advancement in this context, mainly because of its interconnected nature.
Many a time, teams end up working with outdated plans and data corrupted with errors and omissions. As a result, the units are unable to get enough visibility into the project they are working, thereby causing unnecessary costs and delays.
BIM is well-suited to handle the above challenges. It incorporates an information management system that fosters the collaboration of various project entities such as engineers, architects, and construction teams and provides clarity for them to make real-time decisions.
Automation is set to transform the future of the industries. It will offset the building costs, allow easier monitoring, and boost the safety systems. Automation of repetitive tasks with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and BIM systems will not only increase the efficiency of the teams but also streamline the processes.
Real-Time Benefits of BIM
Another major advantage of using BIM is that it provides an opportunity for real-time collaboration among the contractors and various parties in the construction business. As a result, it increases the visibility into the project with less time required to assemble multiple parts and fewer chances for error.
Recently, there is a rapid increase in construction wastes due to demands of infrastructure projects, the living standard, and an increase in the global population. BIM also addresses the challenge of waste generation in construction. BIM enables better planning, designs, resource and cost-cutting, and fewer reworks. However, professionals across the globe are yet to adopt BIM, which requires a real shift from the traditional mindset.
Another essential benefit of BIM is that it’s enabling the workers to focus on critical work processes rather than the mundane tasks. The workers can put in more time and energy on the design and creative aspects of the project. Thus automation can help to solve the talent gap too.
Use of revolutionary technologies like AI, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT) has created an array of unique business opportunities.