Understanding The Process Adopted By Building Information Modeling Services (Continued)
The AEC Associates Building Information Modeling Services adopt a process call BIM or Building Information Modeling, that is more efficient, comprehensive and less error prone than all the existing building systems. However, as we discussed in our last post, it is quite complex and that make people think twice before hiring Building Information Modeling services. We are trying to explain the intricacies of the process in simple terms; we discussed that BIM is a process, not a technology; it is supported by various technology platforms and is operated on various levels. We continue the discussion in this post.
- BIM is a shared information resource where every stakeholder inputs the discipline specific information that may be accessed by all the stakeholders. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and COBi are the standards used to share information in this process. While IFC describes building and construction industry data, COBi is a data format used for the publication of a subset of building model information that is focused on providing building information, not geometric modeling.
- BIM offers a very comprehensive building system to Building Information Modeling services. It’s not just a detailed 3D model of a building. The term Build 4 times explains the process aptly: 3 times in the model and once on the ground. The amazing accuracy of the model combined with animations and fly-throughs enable the contractors to understand the design perfectly and offer their suggestions for any alterations. The construction team thus becomes a part of the entire building process making the process more efficient and error free.
- One of the key principles of BIM is parametric modeling, meaning that everything in the model is connected to everything else. So, if one of the elements is altered, all the related elements would change automatically.
As BIM is getting more comprehensible, people feel comfortable hiring Building Information Modeling services. The process is especially beneficial for the clients as the system makes the tasks of facilities and asset management easy and efficient; enabling building owners/ operators to take informed decisions based on the right information.