Using BIM to Solve Construction Challenges
Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is proving itself in construction industry today. It is used before, during and after construction of a building. As the demand to construct additional buildings with lesser resources and lesser skilled labour rises, we must explore new ways to meet the demand more efficiently, effectively and faster.
Co-ordination and communication
The automated process helps us to overcome one of the biggest challenges in construction, I.e., lack of co-ordination and communication between various teams. This drives down building costs, provides increased safety, easier monitoring, more time for human workers to focus on other aspects and, allow for real-time collaboration between parties. With the help of automation and artificial intelligence, we can make things better with lesser negative impact on the world.
BIM ensures that the outdated data and plans which are prone to errors and omissions are avoided. Information management system that lies at the core of BIM makes sure that there are no delays or unnecessary costs due to data silos, disconnected teams and poor visibility into real-time information. It also fosters collaboration among architects, engineers and construction teams, and speeds up the project performance.
BIM helps to reduce the huge amount of waste generated during construction. Waste is rapidly increasing due to the increase in the standard of living, demands of infrastructure projects, changes in consumption habit and the evident increase in global population.
The benefits of BIM depend on the architect and contractors. One of BIM’s most important cost saving benefits is rendering of projects into virtual reality. BIM allows the client to literally walk through the virtual BIM design as if it is a finished building. This helps to ease the construction process.
BIM upgrades the quality of work in a construction project. It alleviates the stress and time wasted on minute details and mundane issues involved with the construction process. This helps humans to focus more on creative and design-related problems; and construct additional buildings at a faster rate to meet the demand.
It is said that in the future, buildings will not be built, but rather manufactured. We believe this is where the future of construction lies. Pre-fabrication and automation are the future. With all the advantages of such tools and software, the architecture, engineering and construction sector will no longer be a siloed one. With BIM we save money and costs in all phases of the construction process, while being eco-friendly and more sustainable.