With the rapid growth of technology, the face of all the industries is changing quicker than ever before, and the case with construction is no different.
This industry is worth a lot worldwide, and all the ways that help that number to grow even bigger are more than welcome. That is why many different organizations and companies are all investing in launching new technologies that will make construction more cost-effective and the projects faster than ever before.
Here comes BIM technology in the picture. Building Information Modelling has been a part of the construction industry for some time now and it’s already one step ahead. This is due to the fact that it is an intelligent way of modeling and interacting with all the teams involved. It connects architects, engineers, and construction professionals (AEC) in a more efficient way, so the design, building, and operation activities are optimized.
Clearly, BIM technology has simplified the process of architectural design and inter-team collaboration significantly, but the BIM industry continues to evolve and revolutionize the way things are done.
In the past, there was only 2D, now not only that we think and do everything in 3D, but in BIM technology there are 4D, 5D, and 6D. Yes, with BIM you are living in the future.
With the linking extra ‘dimensions’ of data into the BIM project, you achieve a richer understanding of the construction process.
4D in BIM is a visual representation of the construction schedule. This type of data is added to the components which will build in detail as the project progresses. In includes the lead time, how long will it take to install and conduct something or even dependencies with other areas of the project.
5D and 6D represent the costs and the materials, they help project owners to maximize ROI.
The 5D data provide accurate cost information, that allows cost managers to easily extrapolate the quantities of a given component on a project and predict the smalled details ahead of time.
While the 6D data information is there to support the facilities management. It includes information on the manufacturer of a component, its installation date, required maintenance, energy performance, and the lifespan. This data helps decisions about the design to be made during the construction process.
This technology has been a point of attention for many industries, including construction. With it, accurate building elements can be modeled in a relatively short time. This is a key in simplifying many processes and reducing waste while increasing the quality of the final product.
In BIM it is used for quickly creating prototypes or manufacturing components and prefab material. All done with minimum loss of material.
The internet of things describes the network of physical objects that are embedded with sensors and software for the purpose of exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.
IoT makes BIM data available easier for prefab workshops, supplies, and modelers.
Designing can be done directly using ready to order products, this can be delivered directly to the building site.
Great accessibility at any location.
Virtual reality is not used only for gaming but found its way into the construction industry. When connected to BIM, VR provides not only a model, but also offers data management capabilities.
One of the main benefits of BIM, in general, is that every project member is on the same page at all stages of the construction. With VR they can also see everything in a real-time-space presentation.
The latest improvements are making Ar/Vr technology able to examine large-scale 3D models and become faster, better, and easier.
This is a very interesting topic and it’s making a huge impact on the whole understanding of building scanning and measurement.
By conducting a 3D laser scan at the building site, point clouds can be created and assessed easier than ever before. This scan provides accurate 3D dimensions of the building site and the data aids in creating the BIM models.
Drones help capture real-time data, with minimum effort, and also to places not so easily reachable.
This technology helps in monitoring the construction sites regularly, record and report the progress of the project, and construct detailed analysis.
The future of construction with BIM is already here! All the new technologies are starting to find their true useful form and help engineers achieve their goals faster, more efficiently, and with fewer delays along the way.
When implemented into the cutting edge abilities BIM already has, only the sky is the limit.
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