Benefits Of BIM Practice

Impacts Of Building Information Modeling

Building information modeling

BIM (Building information modeling) is a 3D modeling process which is design to develop a 3D digital representation of any building before its construction. Building information modeling has a vast usage in the preconstruction phase. The 3D building information model includes comprehensive physical and functional faculties of the building so the design team can get all sorts of information about the building in the early design phase.

BIM Offers Plethora Of  Benefits To Its Users Such As For Example

Development of digital information model – It allows users to include information within the 3D building model. This given information assists users to perform various preconstruction activities in an elegant way.

4D scheduling – The building information modeling technology also allows the designers and contractors to prepare effective project task schedules for his or her project in an efficient manner. The 4D BIM modeling process assists the users to manage all the project activities in a timely and successful manner.

5D cost estimation – One of the prime benefits of BIM is that the information included in the building information model assists the contractors and project managers to estimate project costs, quantities of materials and required number of labors within an accurate manner.

Development of 3D coordination model – In the BIM platform, the architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers can form individual architectural efficiently, MEP and a structural model for the building.

BIM also assists the users to make a 3D coordination model for the building by merging the individual architectural, MEP and structural model with each other in a precise manner. It assists the mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineers to develop accurate 3D MEP coordination model by coordinating the mechanical HVAC, electrical and plumbing model in an efficient manner together.

Clash detection – Once the 3D coordination model is developed completely, the clash detectors use the model for finding interferences and clashes among the elements of the architectural, MEP and structural model.

Collaborative design approach – The collaborative design approach of BIM technology enables the design associates to share their works with one another inefficiently so that everybody can view each other work easily and can also track the project progress efficiently.

Sustainability optimization – The BIM design model allows the design team to evaluate the complete building design accurately and optimize the sustainability of the building design effectively.

Facility management – After the entire building construction is completed, the facility managers use the building information model for maintaining facilities and assets of the building throughout its entire life cycle.

Because of the plethora of advantages of BIM technology, it has become one of the most sought after technology in the architectural, construction and engineering industry.


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  • BIM
  • Building Information Modeling
  • construction industry
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