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What is the Importance of BIM in the AEC Industry?

Construction Tech Review | Friday, December 04, 2020

It is expected that the increasing use of BIM will improve collaboration and mitigate fragmentation in the AEC industry and eventually lead to enhanced performance and reduced costs.

FREMONT, CA: The construction industry has certainly undergone a phase of rapid transformation. Project managers working on the construction of infrastructures and buildings are liable to changes in both processes and technology in the future. The transformation is being driven by the launch of BIM (Building Information Modelling). It essentially defines the process of tailoring a building collectively, using one comprehensible system of computer models rather than reams of different sets of drawings. BIM provides enormous enhancements when it comes to saving costs and time, accuracy in estimation, rework, changes, and the avoidance of error due to the loss of information. Here is more to know.

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Deploying BIM into the future building and engineering projects will involve more than just changing the software presently being used. To benefit from everything BIM provides, everyone in the engineering, architecture, and construction sectors will need to realize how to work in profoundly new methods. BIM is a whole different game. It uses 3D modeling for projects of all sizes across all phases in the development of any building. BIM is progressively being used to design, build, and control facilities. BIM will effect across areas, with application across all forms of building, infrastructure, and progressively in the industry.

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The productivity and economic benefits of BIM is widely acknowledged and increasingly well understood. Further, the technology to deploy BIM is readily available and quickly maturing. Yet BIM adoption has been slower than forecast. To streamline BIM performance, either firms or vendors will have to find a way to lessen the learning curve of BIM trainees. Software vendors have a larger challenge of producing a quality product that customers will find reliable and manageable, and that will meet the demands set by the advertisements.

As the use of BIM boosts, collaboration within project teams should increase, which will result in enhanced profitability, reduced costs, better time management, and enhanced customer-client relationships. At the same time, teams deploying BIM implementation should be careful about the legal pitfalls, which comprise data ownership and associated proprietary problems and risk-sharing. Such hurdles must be addressed upfront in the contract documents.

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