The real cost of working in silos.
From architects to engineers to construction pros, each discipline is an expert. Traditionally each group of specialists uses their own data and software to complete their portion of work. But without fluid communication across disciplines, each group is essentially working independently. Yet architecture, design, and building are iterative processes that depend on each other. Each system needs to overlay on top of each other and changes do too since each one impacts many aspects of the overall design. Unfortunately, fragmented working styles use manual processes that are prone to errors and oversights, which negatively impact the project.
The value of seamless data.
2D models are outdated. Moving to better technology solutions creates better and more predictable outcomes. BIM - Building Information Modelling is revolutionising the construction industry with digital transformation. When a project is created using BIM technology, it integrates multiple data sets into a single editable database with 3D visualisations. Sharing information early enables stakeholders to model the final project before the design is finalised. Better visibility means seeing how things fit together smoothly or in some cases don’t fit together well, which enables integrated design coordination.
BIM brings big benefits.
BIM brings a new level of inter-disciplinary communication and transforms the design, construction, and maintenance processes. Teams in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry reap many benefits from better planning, precision, and alignment. In fact, BIM is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. In France, the government recognised the value of standardisation for digital construction back in 2017. This conviction has manifested in encouraging the industry to adopt BIM as the way of working. So the BIM standards that make BIM move from luxury to essential in 2022 will ensure France leads the way in world-class construction projects. In case you’re not already convinced, here are the biggest benefits of BIM.
BIM extends beyond concept and design.
BIM models are a lot more than just excellent design. It can also model the end-to-end construction process. Analysing constructability, coordinating workflows, and scheduling every step virtually before construction begins accelerates the building time. It also automatically captures material quantities accurately, which leads to better resource management. Knowing exactly what materials and equipment are required enables faster ordering, which helps to get items on-site faster. Better procurement accuracy also creates less waste and keeps costs down. Sequencing construction components also streamlines workflows and reduces site congestion, which positively impacts health and safety on-site.
BIM helps to operate, maintain and repair.
Not only can developers and end-users enjoy the finished product faster thanks to a faster design and build process, but upkeep is easier too. Having a central record of the final design enables operators to make intelligent decisions about maintenance, repair, and replacement for project components. Managing assets is always easier with complete information and planned maintenance can extend usability. Investing in BIM brings big savings during design and construction, while also creating savings over the project’s lifecycle.
Clarity, visibility, and big savings.
BIM is rapidly becoming a global industry standard across the AEC industry. With so many benefits, it’s hard to ignore. Taking a project from conception to reality requires thoughtful planning, sharing, and communication. For architects, engineers, and construction professionals who want to collaborate better, make faster decisions, and reduce re-work, BIM is the smart choice. BIM brings incredible clarity and eliminates the guesswork with its central data and 3D modelling. Better visibility leads to better decision making and collaboration that creates faster, high-quality projects with healthier bottom lines.
Are you ready to see what BIM can do for you? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see how we can change the way you work.
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