BIM is witnessing a new approach to the way buildings are viewed and implemented by the government.
Fremont, CA: Building Information Modelling is a collective way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies that unlock more efficient methods of creating, designing, and maintaining assets. BIM embeds vital product and asset data and a 3-dimensional computer model that can be used to effectively manage data via a project lifecycle – from earliest conception through to operation.
Here are a few of the methods of how BIM helps to improve sustainability:
• Using 2D and 3D software and drawing in three dimensions provides sections to be made anywhere in the building's design. Any thermal bridging can be easily identified, and detailing can be perfected before the commencement of construction. This results in a better design and better performance creating better energy-efficient buildings.
• BIM is also donned with integrated analysis and evaluation tools. Solar studies, material, and product libraries that comprise with Life Cycle Assessment information. The information on de-construction, building management, and maintenance for the entire lifecycle of the building. Acknowledging how to put a building together will help to know how a building must be performing throughout its life until demolition. Estate Managers on the project can gain access and add information to maintain the building instead of depending on complex or incomplete paper documentation. This is an efficient way of working.
• BIM automatically calculates the data useful for analysis like the environmental and heat loss analysis. Heat loss analysis can be utilized for the floor, surface areas, and the building's volume. Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) and the Post Occupancy (POE) stages and feedback are used within BIM for optimum effect. Decisions with varied design options should be made more quickly as the designs can be compared by looking at the analysis. Better informed decision-making must be made from the early stages with the help of BIM integrated analysis, evaluations, and compliance tools. Therefore lowering the risk of abortive design and enhancing efficiency when designing at earlier stages.