Aug 14, 2014 -- BIM Modeling services promise to make the building process more accurate, efficient and client friendly. Unlike other building systems, Building Information Modeling, or BIM as it is generally known, provides a much holistic overview of the entire project as it covers each and every aspect of the process. BIM envelops the entire lifecycle of a building right from the early conceptualization stage to its demolition, not just till the completion of the construction of the structure. It offers multiple advantages to both the building professionals and the clients alike since it’s a shared information resource, and makes decision making simpler and more accurate. BIM service providers make life much easier for all the stakeholders by ensuring that there is minimal information loss during the handing over of the project from one stakeholder to the next. We are listing the top 4 advantages of Building Information Modeling below:
- Much wider scope: While designers used to work in two dimensions traditionally and all the modern computer softwares enable us to work in three dimensions, viz width, height and depth; BIM extends the scope further to 5 dimensions, time and cost being the added dimensions. This enables the building professionals to give accurate estimations of the cost involved and make and stick to practical work schedules.
- No loss of vital information: As mentioned above, BIM is a shared information resource where each stakeholder inputs the relevant information. This information can be used by all the stakeholders like architects, structural engineers, service consultants, contractors, and at a later stage, the owner/occupant of the structure; and there is minimal chance of any information loss, which has been the biggest bane in all the existing systems.
- More comprehensive overview: BIM presents a more comprehensive overview of the entire building process, not just its geometry like the existing systems, as it covers each individual component of the process, right from geometry of the building to spatial relationship, all the services and topographic information, and cost and time analysis.
- Accurate drawings and realistic views: BIM provides a complete model of the structure, and therefore, the drawings generated from the model are very accurate and views extracted are lifelike and realistic.
BIM Modeling services make the whole building process simpler and efficient, saving time, resources and money. The model is beneficial for the clients also in many ways, as they can take informed decisions and access the required information even years after the building is erected. This is the future of the construction industry.