BIM Benefits

Benefits of Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling is the process of developing a digital 3D model of a structure before the building is constructed physically in the real world. BIM design involves architectural, structural, MEPF and other building designs.

BIM solutions are superior to other techniques owing to several reasons. Some of the benefits associated with Building Information Modeling include:

  • BIM leads to 50-70% reduction in RFI generation compared to traditional projects that save valuable manpower, material and money through the entire construction lifecycle.

  • BIM integrates several aspects associated with building design ranging from architectural, structural, MEPF into a single model. This makes it easier to access data and information at a singular level. The convenience in access reduces reworks, conflicts, wastage and delays that can speed up project schedule up to 10%.

  • BIM makes use of 3D visualization that enables architects and clients to understand and discover space requirements and updating information in the model itself.

  • The drawing process is simplified as it is easier to produce drawings from the BIM model.

  • The project data from BIM implementation can be used throughout the entire construction process as well as the life of a building.

  • All the documentation is streamlined making it easier to identify effective construction sequences and location of key elements such as cranes, waste management and access.

  • It is easier to fix mistakes in the virtual design using BIM standards and tools. With a BIM implemented project, it is easier to eliminate problems even before construction begins.

  • BIM model provides accurate BOQs (bills of quantities) automatically by integrating cost and scheduling, saving valuable time wasted in engineering calculation.

  • BIM model produces all the geometric and spatial data for essential energy calculations. This saves time involved in demonstrating environmental compliances and helps in optimizing lifecycle cost.