Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Consulting & Development
What is BIM?
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is one of the hottest topics in construction, and more and more projects are ‘doing BIM’. BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project – before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset. BIM is an intelligent 3D model‑based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
Benefits of BIM
Using BIM, you can access every step involved in a project’s lifecycle—from time to cost to sustainability—in a single, integrated tool. However, there are countless benefits of BIM that you might not be aware of.
BIM helps design-build process to reduce the required time by using virtual design and web-based collaboration.
BIM users have a record of every step in the life cycle of a structure which results in saving both money and time.
Simulations provided by BIM allows users to visualize projects in real-world situations and view its overall energy performance.
Automated BIM provides huge benefits in terms of both quality of design and efficiency of process.
Due to connectivity to database, each change made to one aspect of a model will therefore be made to other models.
Using BIM as an integral aspect of design means that you can integrate sustainability into your design process.
Everyone involved in a project stays updated on even the smallest change in the building design.
BIM speeds up communication between project’s parties, and gives further reassurance of the project’s legitimacy.
You can then access this vast amount of information at any time, on any device using BIM’s cloud computing.
BIM improves building energy efficiency
Performance aspects of a high-tech building can include energy and water consumption, worker health and safety, security, contamination, hazardous materials storage and management, hazardous releases and more.
BIM is a platform that can provide a comprehensive and interactive assembly of the components in a building to create a new type of energy model. As more information is added to BIM for each individual part of the building, BIM becomes increasingly closer to matching the real world building itself.
The coordinated, consistent information used throughout the BIM process helps architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to see, prior to construction, what their design will look like and more importantly, how it will perform. When applied to existing buildings, purpose-built BIM solutions can help capture the building geometry and characteristics needed to conduct various aspects of energy performance analysis For example, a basic model can be created through the BIM process that can then be used to support energy and investment-grade audits.
With a building information modeling process, any architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firm can leverage BIM for greater energy efficiency in new designs as well as in renovation and retrofit projects. With BIM at the core, design professionals can quickly and easily provide building owners with energy improvement suggestions and conceptual building energy usage. With a simple energy model, what-if scenarios can be performed to best determine the optimum energy and water requirements of the building. BIM can empower design professionals to engineer better buildings.
BIM Advances Sustainability