Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Who all are the actual beneficiaries of BIM?
The main reason for implementing Building Information Modeling in construction business is because it provides sufficient benefits to architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, plumbing engineers, contractors, owners and fabricators etc. There are a lot of people who still think that Building Information Modeling is all about constructing 3D parametric models for architecture, structure and MEP, but their understanding about BIM is far from reality. Their understanding about this dynamic concept (BIM) does not represent its problem solving capacity adequately which is eventually the digital representation of entire information associated to construction project.
All the physical and functional characteristics of a facility are adequately portrayed by 3D multidiscipline models. For example chief architect can provide entire information associated to architectural framework to building owners and contractors through 3D architectural model. On the other hand if structural engineers and MEP engineers want to provide comprehensive design information to fabricators about architectural and MEP BIM Services design they can easily provide them with relevant parametric models. With the assistance of structural and MEP models fabricators can obtain detailed design information about the components of these models which is essential for them during the fabrication process.
For construction professionals BIM models can provide complete information whatever is required by them for developing a building. Architects and engineers can easily foresee all the complications and challenges which can be faced by them when they begin with actual construction work with the help of BIM models which are created in Revit. Complications and challenges can be identified by AEC professionals with the collective evaluation, assessment and review of 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D BIM models. The potential construction challenges which are identified by design and construction professionals after reviewing BIM models can be easily controlled by them by implementing changes in design, strategy and equipments etc. In this way architects, engineers and contractors can receive substantial benefits from Building Information Models. Similarly accurate BIM models from which design problems are sorted out help in flawless construction which saves time and money and building owners are direct beneficiaries of that. In this way all the people who are connected with AEC industry are significantly benefited by BIM.