Advantages of BIM services
In today’s construction world, advancement of technology gives us the opportunity to review drawings from offices, construction sites and even airports. The information in a BIM model enables understanding the intent of the design team and communication with the contractor. Designing and building is a complex process that requires a remarkable amount of collaboration, dedication and hard work.
BIM is not a single piece of software or model, but a new form of information processing and collaboration, with data embedded within the model. Each discipline creates its own model, and these are consequently combined to provide a collective view of the entire project. Previously, the design process in the construction industry depended on the systematic multi-stage issuing of drawings and specifications to contractors, from concept design to final construction and beyond. With BIM, it is about bringing together the data and different components to form a comprehensible set of information.
Focussing on the advantages BIM offers to architects:
Building Information Modelling enables architects and designers to create design and comprehend and communicate performance, appearance and cost initially in the design process. It acts as a tool for the architects to capture and analyse design concepts easily and maintain coordinated and reliable design data through documentation and construction with more accuracy. As BIM enables the architects to know how the building will look like even before it is built, he can coordinate the team members in the project to show what is beneficial and what may not work in the process.
Let us list down the advantages BIM offers to Architects….
1. Capture Reality
The wealth of information that’s easily available about project sites has expanded greatly with better mapping tools. Today, project starts include aerial imagery and digital elevation, along with laser scans of existing infrastructure, accurately capturing reality and greatly streamlining project preparations. With BIM, architects benefit from all of that input compiled and shared in a model—in a way that paper isn’t able to capture.
2. Multi Discipline Collaboration
Collaboration may be a major catchword, but its benefits are pretty sorted, mainly in the construction industry. One of the key goals of BIM is to promote collaboration by producing consistent information models during the design and construction process, along with greater calibration. The result is less surplus and fewer costly revisions on projects.
3. Improved Time Proficiency
Keeping various companies on the same page can be a huge headache for architects, even on smaller to medium-sized projects. By safeguarding everyone has consistent access to the same detailed models, BIM cuts down on time spent checking in with various companies, making it a huge time-saver.
4. Simulate and Envision
There are an increasing number of simulation tools that allow designers and architects to visualize such things as the sunlight during different seasons or to quantify or the calculation of building energy performance. The intelligence of the software to apply rules that are based on physics and best practices provides a complement. The software can do much more of the analysis and modelling to achieve peak performance, condensing knowledge and rules into a service.
BIM can have a tremendous impact on transparency — not just within a single construction firm, but between architects, suppliers and clients. Instead of having to spend time responding to queries from each party about what everyone else is doing, this information is freely accessible to every party, that is, of course, once the parties sign off on all the liability waivers.
6. Clear Answerability
Integrated within BIM software is the aptitude to manage the collaborative process by setting ownership of models. This specific accountability built into the system makes it easier for teams to work together without meddling in each other’s work. In addition, it ensures the final responsibility is kept clear, reducing potential points of conflict between teams.
7. Enhanced Detail
BIM is not merely about sharing information, but also about the quality of that particular detail. This is another area where BIM is set to change things. The level of detail available on BIM models exceeds what the construction industry has been working with. Those details include information on the exact make, model, specifications, quantities and material of everything used in the construction, helping architects to a very large extent.
8. Recording Variations
BIM keeps careful records so architects don’t have to worry about the same. The process of BIM aims to maintain detailed version histories of files along with observing who made what kind of variations. If two members disagree about who changed a particular detail, that information is easily accessible, or if data gets corrupted, you can always return to the most recent version. This allows for built-in transparency and consistency.
BIM technology supports architects throughout the design process and helps them gain more insight at a very early stage in the process to enhance designs for their clients’ requirements. Before BIM, most of the architects had used computer assisted conscripting. Architects can out pass what was obtainable previously with the technology available in BIM, as it involves more data sharing between the various components.