Building information modeling (BIM) is taking the construction industry by storm for its unmatched advantages. You must have heard BIM that cuts down construction risks and makes the whole construction process safer.
But how does it actually achieve the task?
Let’s find out by understanding how BIM actually works.
A comprehensive plan
The construction industry has different safety standards, mainly mandated by the government and authorities. BIM comes handy during implementation by planning and modeling tasks in sequence.
It is really difficult and unreliable implementing – if you don’t have BIM with you. With the 4D visual rendering, engineers can identify the potential threats before they actually happen.
Workers can benefit from the comprehensive site conditions report which helps them prepare for working on the site. Safety evaluations and visual analysis of risks can also be performed with BIM.
BIM also enables contractors to prevent hazards even before the beginning of the building phase.
Helps to lower negative project outcomes
BIM solutions can work with other extensions and third party software easily, helping engineers point out what can possibly go wrong, from before.
By integrating both, contractors can estimate time and cost of the project easily. By implementing proper project management methods contractors will be able to prevent failures and construction delays.
BIM is also equipped to handle a number of simultaneous projects. You can lower down any fluctuations in the cost as well as shorten project lengths by using BIM.
In the end, BIM consulting reduces both the risk and project liability of the construction company.
Promotes safety of the environment
You must be aware of the standards like BREEAM and Leeds awarded to buildings for their sustainability. It ranks projects on various metrics related to carbon footprint, energy and water efficiency, low impact design, ecological value and so on.
If you are a contractor trying to predict the rating you can get with your project, try BIM.
Like construction management software, BIM can be integrated with an environmentally friendly construction software. When they are effectively synced, you can identify the aspects through which you can improve your rating.
Such programs can also measure how you’re affecting the environment. With the information contractors can select materials and structural elements which are environment friendly.
They can also evaluate costs by checking prices of ones with non-sustainable materials and make an informed decision.
Keeps a building healthy and fine
Projects designed with BIM have less error probability, which results in increased longevity. BIM implemented projects also have higher rates of efficiency making them safer.
BIM is also useful for future remodeling or renovations once it has been already used for a project. Even new contractors can take help of the BIM design and carry out remodeling successfully.
It is also possible to use BIM for old buildings to plan for their improvement. New design and renovations can be added in the BIM to evaluate their performance just like new buildings. Only thing is that you have to create the model accurately using specifications of the old construction.