Firms offering BIM modeling services adopt a work process that is much faster, more efficient, less error-prone and more client friendly than any of the existing building systems. BIM provides a more comprehensive overview of a building project, enabling BIM modeling services to create detailed models which offer several advantages to both the industry professionals and the building owners alike. Despite its immense potential, Building Information Modeling, referred to as BIM, is still not being wholeheartedly adopted by the professionals since it’s unique and different in many ways. If implemented vertically across all the stages of a building project, it has great potential to change the face of the building industry.
Following are some of its features that can improve the working of the building industry.
More efficient cost and time management
BIM modeling services providers can work efficiently in five dimensions as against CAD users who are allowed to work precisely in three dimensions, length, width and depth, cost and time being the additional dimensions. They are thus able to obtain the bills of materials and cost estimations along with the desired views even as the design is being developed. In addition, preparing and adhering to accurate time schedules in a more efficient manner also becomes possible. This feature will greatly improve the efficiency and workflow of the industry professionals in the coming years.
Better facility management
BIM is not involved with a project only up to the commissioning stage, it envelops the entire lifecycle of the structure till its demolition. It facilitates all the processes like cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation. BIM allows the building owners/ operators to access all the relevant information, including drawings and used processes to enable them to take the right decisions based on right information. This is one of the main future applications of BIM.
Making buildings more energy efficient
Studies show that nearly half of the power generated worldwide is consumed by our buildings. By charting the energy use pattern of the users of a building, BIM modeling services vendors can help reduce energy consumption. This mapping of the habits of the occupants will encourage them to alter or adjust their habits and behavioral patterns to make their buildings more sustainable and energy efficient.
The building industry professionals can make their workflow more productive and efficient by vertically integrating BIM across all the disciplines of a project. It will also enable providers of BIM modeling services to empower the clients in maintaining and operating their buildings more efficiently in future.