The AEC Associates BIM Modeling Services have the potential to provide a more efficient and less error-prone building process than all the existing building systems.
Despite all its advantages, however, BIM still hasn’t taken off as it should have and its huge potential is still largely untapped. Even though this revolutionary process is being used by the professionals in their disciplines during some project phases, it hasn’t become an integral part of the building system making it mandatory to look into the reasons hindering its wider use.
Lack of knowledgeable practitioners:
It’s a major surprise for many experts why the industry still hasn’t moved into the BIM age despite its promise of providing a building system that envelops the entire lifespan of a structure and enables all the stakeholders, including the end users, to take right decisions based on the right information.
Studies show that lack of knowledgeable practitioners is a major bottleneck that limits the use of Building Information Modeling. Despite all its benefits, fact remains that BIM is a complex system and needs an in-depth knowledge and a lot of experience for successful implementation.
For example, while the traditional building systems allowed the professionals to work in two dimensions( length and breadth) and the modern-day CAD software in three dimensions(length, breadth and depth); BIM enables them to work in 5 dimensions, where time and cost are the two additional dimensions.
Experts opine that the AEC industry and companies need to work in cohesion to establish far reaching education and training programs to educate professionals in the intricacies of the process. This will generate a pool of specialists expert in handling the process and taking the industry forward.
Lack of integration across different phases:
One of the main challenges for BIM Modeling services has been to ensure the integration of BIM across all the phases of the building project.
Studies clearly show that nearly every project uses BIM for only one of the phases and its vertical integration across all the phases has been very conspicuous in its absence.
Similarly, there is a clear lack of integration across the different stakeholders of a project. The very idea of BIM to use the shared pool of information to take the right decisions gets defeated once this integration is absent.
BIM Modeling services must look for solutions for the above mentioned challenges in order to become more effective and useful for all the stakeholders, especially the clients.
The new-age process has a great potential as an infallible building system if it can overcome these challenges.