Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D model consisting of the virtual equivalents of the actual building parts and pieces used to create a building. BIM allow us to simulate the building and understand its behavior long before the actual construction starts., and it is an incredibly useful tool in today's design world with many advantages. Creating a design model in BIM will show us data related to different engineering disciplines, which can tell us about load-bearing structures, sustainability, and possible design conflicts before they become an issue.
Additionally, a BIM model allows us to clarify necessary manpower, coordination, and anything that could affect the schedule. It also helps with budgeting and cost estimates. Data entered into a BIM model can also be used throughout the building lifecycle to help reduce operation and management costs.
Benefits of Using BIM
- Reduced errors and omissions
- Reduced rework and construction cost
- Better cost control/predictability
- Resolve conflict between disciplines
- Coordinated sequencing of steps, materials, and crews for a more efficient construction process
- Improved ROI
- Faster regulatory approval cycles
- Produce more accurate designs with fewer errors, less waste, and closer alignment to owner’s vision
- Increase coordination with other disciplines, improving the reliability of their designs