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BIM Bringing Paradigm Shift to Construction Industry

BIM Bringing Paradigm Shift to Construction Industry
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Are you enthusiastic about BIM (Building Information Modeling) adoption? Do you think it stands for a paradigm shift from Building Information to Business Intelligence? Is BIM construction complicated to you?

Well, the concept may seem complicated to many people as they consider BIM to be a magic bean with the capability of  miraculously converting the designs to beautiful rendered images.

To put it simply, BIM is a process where the 3D model of the building  is enriched with spatial and non-spatial information. If you consider an instance of a pump, the spatial information such as dimensions & locations as well as the non-spatial data including the capacity, fluid handled,producer, supplier, date of installation, etc. can be added over the 3-Dimensional pump model, making it enriched with data. So, BIM constitutes to be a shared digital representation of physical and functional attributes of a built object, establishing a reliable root for decision making.

Conventional Approach Vs. BIM

BIM uses data enriched models through collaborative working processes to enhance the quality of information delivered at several stages of project life cyle through conceptual design, documentation, construction, commissioning and operation & maintenance, saving costs by eliminating wastage. The core concept of BIM removes the conventional technique of construction project management encompassing separate sets of ‘hard-copy’ technical drawings & documents.

Building Information Modeling facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration in real-time, providing information access to a construction project in its existing phase and thus, enhancing communication across project stakeholders. The technology results in a streamlined process, delivering improved decision making at the earliest stages of a project life cycle. The benefits of this BIM enabled construction method embraces early detection of errors leading to reduced risk, rework, costs and enhanced quality.

The BIM Growth

Construction industry across the globe is changing to be at par with the present economic climate and innovative construction technologies. BIM brings a digital paradigm shift, in several ways similar to that of the CAD revolution of the 1980s. BIM workflows are continuously progressing to keep pace with the current prospects.

Adopting a Building Information Modeling process is a new notion for most project teams and, certainly, the people involved will have varying degrees of perception and competence while delivering a project in BIM. Bridging the gaps through resource training & employee engagement, will be crucial to reveal the full potential of the technology. Information in the model lies at the core of the BIM process.

Since design is considered to be an important and crucial stage of project lifecycle, acquiring the right information at the right place by employing the right resource ensures smooth project delivery. 3D visualizations and walkthroughs rendered with Building Information Modeling technology make it easier for all project stakeholders involved to accurately comprehend a building structure in an existing surrounding and help them understand the technical facets of engineering designs.

Future Beyond BIM

BIM is bringing a paradigm shift by shaping the construction industry’s digital future with progressions in propagative design, data analytics, software algorithms, wearable technology, augmented & virtual reality, robotic construction, building manufacturing, 3D printing, reality capture and IOTs. The BIM technology shift is intertwined and cannot occur in silos.

Final Thought

Nowadays, the construction sites have no dearth of data. A central Building Information Model is developed with design data from the project planning stage. Jobsite data can gathered using wearables, mobile devices & sensors on equipment for asset maintenance and project management.The huge data from the BIM Model are analyzed in a meaningful way to bring positive impacts on the construction projects. Business intelligence and  data analytics are now vital in construction industry, where BIM constitutes to be the root of the data repository.

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