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The Critical Demand of BIM in Construction and Architecture

The Critical Demand of BIM in Construction and Architecture

The latest evolution of BIM or Building Information Modelling in architecture and construction made ensured more accuracy, efficiency, and cuts the cost on time and money in infrastructure projects.

Today, BIM is now considered a great investment in your business through the use of a coherent 3D system instead of the old school way of using separate design drawings. With 3D BIM models, exchanging information with other design parties involved is made easy and convenient.

BIM overview

BIM is a 3D-based model used for documentation, coordination, simulation, and management of a project where every detail of the building is converted into 3D BIM models.

The accurate models, data, and information are used for visualizations so team members and other parties involved will have a preview of what the structure will look like.
BIM models are made of BIM components that contain geometry and the ability to store data. That way, when changes are in the BIM components, the software will then update the changes to maintain consistency and accuracy.
From the first phase of the project to sharing and maintenance, the information gathered is stored and actionable to improve the design or future renovation projects.

Why BIM is critical in infrastructure projects?

Unlike traditional methods of planning, drawing, and storing design details and information, BIM through measured building surveys collects data digitally and stores the information that can be accessed and used throughout the lifecycle of the building or any project. With recent news where UK help other countries to develop BIM standards and increase this feature, we see powerful collaborations, resulting in more accurate data.

  • Since details are digitally stored, anyone can use it whenever and wherever
  • Contractors, designers, engineers, and architects must keep up with the global demand in design and construction in this digital age, hence, BIM can aid in streamlining the workflow from the first phase to the last phase of the project
  • Engineering calculations like heating, piping, and ventilation are calculated quickly and accurately
  • The use of BIM allows convenient and faster interactions among stakeholders
  • The use of comprehensive 3D models eliminates the risk of information loss resulting in more accurate decision makings
  • Geometry and spatial data can be produced directly from the collected 3D BIM models
  • Realistic visualization of project before the actual launch and visualization of the progress of the construction
  • Digital data also aids in cost estimation and building lifecycle cost
  • Bills of quantities can also be produced directly from the model the same with the procurement process
  • BIM also is critical in post project maintenance and repair

The use of BIM technology provided by companies like Glasgow Measured Survey leads to an increase in productivity and high quality design outputs.

Why BIM is in demand today and in the future

The design, architecture, and construction industries have long enjoyed the advantages of BIM since the adaption of this technology. The advances in data acquisition and synchronization of the entire process have made it possible to come up with actual cost rather than estimation while increasing design accuracy, work efficiency, and design quality.

In addition, since BIM models are far more accurate models compared to 2D drawings, contractors and architects can come up with precise quantities of building materials which results in waste reduction, cost, energy, time, and effort.

Not only that, BIMs ability to provide accurate visualization allows clients or building occupants to have virtual previews of the design phase which in return lets them decide if improvements or alterations are needed.

With this, communication is also open between participants for proactive approaches while reducing design mistakes.
With BIMs numerous benefits, it continuously evolves and will remain to be a critical tool not just in design, construction, and engineering, but also in transportation, manufacturing, medicine, police investigation, and more.

BIM has clearly set its benefits across almost all types of industries and will increasingly be in demand in the future of construction.

Now, if you are in Glasgow and looking for comprehensive measured building surveying services, 3D laser scanning services for accurate as built drawings, Glasgow Measured Survey can help you.

For your entire 3D Glasgow laser scanning needs, head on to Glasgow Measured Survey for the list of services and solutions. Request a quote online from an experienced 3D laser scanning company. We also offer BIM services if you need your existing as built drawings scanned and converted.

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    Author: Sonia