CAD technology was the most important invention of XX century.However, the disadvantages of CAD technology during and after design period leaded to invention of new technology of XXI century named Building Information Modeling. Having many important advantages made this technology to be widelyused in a short period.
Latest BIM usage statistics (2017):
Recent days, Building Information Modeling accepted as a most important technology at the construction industry and at some of leading countries such as USA and UK the BIM technology already became obligation at governmental based projects.
Main advantages of BIM technology:
- As the model is produce in the early stages of a project’s lifecycle, rendered images can be produced to allow the client an early view of the visual impact the building will have.
- Reduction in human error – Using software packages, such as Revit, can automatically reduce the need for drawing correction when design changes take place.
- Extract cost estimates– As the BIM is modelled as the final building will be built, the opportunity arises to extract and schedule near exact quantities of materials, such as ducts, pipes, cables at all stages of the project to estimate and put a cost too.
- Generate accurate and consistent 2D Drawings at any stage – Several BIM software suites make it possible to create instant sections and elevation, where required, along with the usual general arrangements.
- Integration between analysis/design model and construction model – Using such software as Integrator and Robot, a BIM project can further reduce human error, while increasing efficiency and productivity. Also enables fire engineering, heat loss, lighting design to be introduced to the model.
- More efficient construction phasing – Through the use as such BIM software as Navisworks or Solibri, contractors can now simulate the construction phasing of a project from arrival on site to finish.
- Improved planning and resource allocation – With contractors able to have an improved vision on the phasing and planning of a project, their resources are able to planned an allocated more accurately.
- Discover design errors before construction (clash detection) – Clash detection is run through such BIM software as Navisworks or Solibri, which can detect if clashes are occurring with components, such as beams and ducts.
- Quicker and easier design revisions – Upon revising the initial issue onwards, drawings are much quicker and easier to revise due to the visual impact that working in the 3D environment has, modellers can see what needs revising and where upon changes, made from another design discipline, and the impact these changes have on other design disciplines.
- Collaboration of multiple design disciplines – As the BIM process includes multiple design disciplines all progress together their own model to be incorporated into a single model the process of co-ordination of construction and specification information becomes an easier obstacle to overcome than it can be traditionally.
- Further analytical design – As the 3D model is in a digital environment, and able to communicate in several software packages, it can be environmentally assessed including thermal performance, lighting and fluid Dynamics (indoor and outdoor - wind).
- Improved facilities management – A building model that has been updated with all changes made during construction provides an accurate source of as built information and provides a useful starting point for managing and operating a facility.
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