BIM Advantages

BIM advantages in Building Construction


BIM Advantages – Building Information Model or BIM is the process of developing a building model that is used in presenting and visualizing building components, construction sequences, resource allocation and other disciplines of the construction process in a virtual environment. Building Information Model is an object-oriented building progress tool that utilizes 4D modeling concepts along with Autodesk Revit, Tekla structure, ArchiCAD software to design and build a building, as well as communicate its essentials.

BIM process generates 3D Models encompassing geometric and geographic information of the building and properties of its components. If you ask building owners and operators they will tell you numerous advantages of BIM and significant benefits of using building information modeling (BIM) during building construction life cycle. Some very prominent benefits of BIM Modeling include:

Advantages of BIM to Building Contractors

  1. BIM provides a good estimation during bidding and procurement
  2. BIM improves coordination in construction sequencing
  3. Effective marketing presentation of construction approaches
  4. BIM helps in identifying possible conflicts that may arise during building construction
  5. The biggest advantage of using BIM is a lesser amount of errors and hence rectifications – saving costs and resources
  6. BIM allows for more “what if” analysis, such as construction sequencing options, shuffling of human resources, fine-tuning cost factors, etc.
  7. BIM helps clients and end-users in understanding and visualizing the end product
  8. BIM helps owners in making informed decisions about the proposed project.


Benefits of BIM to the Building Designer:

  1. BIM allows designers to use sophisticated web-based tools that connect the project’s program to other BIM tools such as Tekla, Revit, and ArchiCAD.
  2. Designers have a scope of incorporating eco-friendly design aspects before the commencement of the project.


Advantages of BIM to Cost Engineer

BIM model allows for better cost estimation of human resources, raw materials, and structural components.

Construction and Building projects are dynamic in nature and the status of construction changes frequently as time progresses. Most civil engineers plan their project based on primary filed drawings which are prone to frequent changes during the execution period. The 4D BIM model not only provides the visual aid, it also allows the building owner to perform “what-if” analysis. With Building Information Modeling, construction documents are produced more easily, allowing architects to spend more time on the building design.



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