In the past engineers had a difficult time creating accurate and faultless building structures. But since the introduction of the Building Information Modelling software, they can now give precise information about geometrical and geographical data of a building along with the interior relationships and dependences of building parts. Continue reading to find out what is BIM and its benefits to the construction industry.
What is BIM?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a type of methodology that is used to develop, manage and demonstrate building information, data, and details such as cost and sustainability involved during its life cycle in a single, integrated software.
Benefits of BIM Software
Provides 2-Dimensional Model and 3-dimensional Visualization
One of the most reliable tools that will enable you to mimic a project and see how it will look like when the construction is over is BIM. This is because it enables you to create a digital prototype of your building project using an integrated tool that provides not only a 2D model but also allows you to view your project in 3D. With BIM, you can capture, alter and improve the aesthetic features of your building as well as its components’ functions. Moreover, it allows you to make a building design comparison before settling on any model.
Cost is one of the issues affecting the AEC sector. This is brought about by failing to detect clashes in the structure like a pipe going through a wall among other issues. When such problems arise, you need to rectify, and this means incurring additional expenses. But since BIM allows you to automate clash detection, you can prevent such issues from happening in the first place. In this regard, you can avoid onsite clashes. This is because the BIM Software eliminates duplication of designs by recording every step you take when developing your building structure.
Sometimes, engineers may miss or disregard some important information that might have an adverse impact on the overall process. Hiring less workers or misinterpreting information means that you will not complete your project on time and this interferes with your schedule. Since the BIM software manages all the system components, you can be certain it will calculate for you the number of workers you need, the time you will take to complete the project and help you come up with the right budget estimates in addition to helping you map out the level of details(LOD) required by the client.
Clearly, building information modeling offers a wide array of benefits to the construction industry.Aside from recording and saving data. BIM software allows engineers to detect clashes, save time and money and view the model in 3D along with providing them with a 2D model. Hence, you should consider integrating the BIM software to your project development system.