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BIM for Construction

18/06/2020

Studio Victoria

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We have already looked at topics like what is BIM and BIM for FM. In this new blog post we are going to talk about BIM for Construction and we are going to answer the following question: what are the advantages of using BIM for Construction?. Keep reading to find out how implementing BIM for Construction will help you to #ONEUPYOURBUSINESS.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING BIM FOR CONSTRUCTION?

We explained in a previous blog article what is BIM and that it is mandatory for all public projects. If you want to know more about BIM in the United Kingdom, please visit the UK BIM Framework’s website and browse through all the useful resources they have there.

Implementing BIM for Construction will bring numerous advantages to your business, helping you to be safer, more efficient and productive:

  • Improved collaboration: BIM Level 2 and mainly Level 3 have much better ways of collaborating with all the parties involved in the project: Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Suppliers, Contractors, etc. All documentation for the project will live in a centralised location
  • Better scheduling and logistics: BIM will add 4D to your projects, which will let you manage your project’s time much better and by having all documentation in a single place, you could plan and adapt much quicker
  • More accurate cost estimation: BIM also adds 5D, which will help you estimate and control your costs with more accuracy, since you can actually bring in the specific materials and components that you are using for your project
  • Visualisation before construction: by using 3D models, you can get a better idea of how your project is going to look like even before you have started excavating
  • Fewer errors: due to the improved collaboration, more accurate cost estimation and the better scheduling, your project will have less errors that if you try to manage it in a more traditional way without BIM
  • Reduced risk: with the 3D visualisation and centralised documentation you will be able to spot the areas and tasks that could present a potential hazard and solve them before any incidents happen, making your site safer for your crew
  • Easier prefabrication: nowadays there is a growing trend to prefabricate parts of your buildings off site and BIM gives you the ability to identify what parts could be prefabricated and schedule them accordingly
  • Higher quality: all the previous advantages will help you to deliver much higher quality projects with less cost and in less time
  • Better long-term maintenance of the facilities and streamlined handover process: by using BIM the maintenance of the building will be much easier due to having all the specification and documentation in a centralised location and if you involve the Facilities Management company from the beginning of the project, the handover process will be much more streamlined than ever before

As you can see BIM for Construction is a revolutionary process that will change the way your business operates for good.

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