Building information modelling technology is very useful and important, providing changes to the way construction projects get underway and how restoration work is done. What does it mean for the people? It means that we have buildings that are better, in a better location and our enhanced infrastructure is helping industry to become more profitable and efficient.

How does BIM change the way in which building projects are carried out, from the point of conception and design through to completion in the real world?

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Capture reality

Collecting accurate visual data is highly useful for construction projects. Programs that offer 3D modelling and technologies like photography drones can be utilised to enhance the BIM technology. This enables designers to collect data from the urban environment in such a way as was never possible before. Today it only takes a short time for a 3D model to be made and it can revolutionise the way that businesses manage and process large infrastructure and building projects. For Building Services that offer the use of BIM technology, visit https://www.piggottandwhitfield.co.uk/building-services/  

Keep construction costs in check

BIM is useful for predicting occasions when potential conflicts might arise, for example between the pipes, risers, electrical cabinets and ductwork, for example. Potential issues that might arise in the construction can be quickly seen, diagnosed and fixed before construction begins, to avoid changes during the field work and the additional costs incurred. This saves a tremendous amount of time and negates the requirement for changes that would end up adding a sufficient amount to the cost of the project.

Increase collaboration

An extremely positive and beneficial aspect of BIM technology is its capacity to improve the knowledge and collaboration between the different groups of people involved in working on the same project. There are many distinctive and special sharing capabilities with technology that cannot be found or implemented when using traditional imaging.

Simulate and visualize

In fact, we all live in a world of 4D and not 3D as we think. 4th dimension is time and using 4D BIM adds a further important dimension, allowing collaborators to see each stage of development and building sites based on what is going on there. It offers a view of the future following the sequencing and further allows for the scheduling of labour and materials to be made in advance, making the process far more accurate. The level of real-time adaptation saves time and money.

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Increase in sequencing

This allows for the maintenance or adaptation of a project schedule thanks to in-depth knowledge of the sequencing project. By combining schedules with BIM models, the project manager can supervise the build and validate the accuracy of the sequencing plan contained in the schedule.