BIM is a revolutionary process that enables all the stakeholders to share relevant information making working error-free and more efficient. As we know, the design process was ushered into the era of fast and accurate three-dimensional design from slow and cumbersome 2D process with the introduction of 3D CAD software.
The computer software offers designers an unprecedented flexibility and freedom to play with forms and shapes. However, going a step further, Building Information Modeling provides a platform to all the stakeholders to use a process that is more accurate, more efficient and more client friendly than any existing building system.
What makes BIM so revolutionary?
BIM is not a system, it’s a process that represents the physical and functional aspects of actual construction process digitally. It’s more accurate than any other building system since it presents a holistic overview of the entire building process to all the stakeholders involved. Being a shared information resource, BIM forms a reliable basis for decision making during the entire life-cycle of a structure.
Unlike other construction systems that take the responsibility of a building only till it’s handed over to the client, Building Information Modeling stays responsible right from the earliest design concept to the demolition stage.
While the designers are able to visualize in three dimensions using 3D software- width, height and depth; BIM makes it even better by extending the scope further to five dimensions. Time and cost are the added dimensions in this revolutionary system.
Further, instead of showing mere geometric form, BIM covers each individual component of the process from the geometrical aspect of the design to spatial relationship and light analysis, provision of various services to geographic and topographic information, and quantities and properties of building components to accurate time schedules.
Amazing design tools:
Being a comprehensive process, BIM possesses powerful design tools that enable the users to extract different views from a building model, facilitating the production of excellent-quality drawings. These views are based on a single definition of each object instance and are always consistent, thus the drawings produced are also accurate and give a lifelike idea of the final structure.
Although Building Information Modeling is a complex process, it helps make the entire building process simple and offers multiple benefits to all the stakeholders. What makes it even more special is that it empowers the end users to take informed decisions by providing relevant information whenever needed.