Building Information modelling is a smart revolution in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Industry. This process streamlines the workflow of information throughout the stakeholders which enables efficiency. Everything is moving onto this train as the need for optimal resource utilization, productivity and profitability. BIM makes decision-making easier as it helps comprehend the design, cost, time and planning of the project.
However, BIM does have hurdles in its way to completing its adoption in the industry. The factors include- Size and Scale of the Project; High Training & Migration Cost; General Resistance & Reluctance. Designers are constantly trying to make way for BIM as they mitigate these prevalent issues.
BIM is gaining momentum in its adoption and implementation constantly. Here are the 5 steps elaborated for its smooth adoption.
Before BIM is used to create designs, it must be set up correctly. That begins with setting strategies and guiding processes to dictate various uses and implementations of BIM. That is followed by creating templates and defining standards to ensure consistency and reliable output. The last part entails having a mechanism to measure progress and a feedback system to refine processes to make them more efficient.
Now that the software is fully set up, it is important to get the most out of it. That is done in the optimization learning phase. It is important to design efficiently and document every iteration to assess the impact on the final output and create a repository of resources for immediate reference. It is also important to manage changes without letting them affect collaboration or requiring a lot of re-visiting and revamping. The bounds of the project should be dynamically refined to fit the scope of the project and accommodate any changes.
The analysis stage helps to make informed decisions about the design choices by weighing how each input has or will affect the final design. It also helps to keep aligned with the budget constraints for the individual projects as well as be cost-effective. Validation analysis is the next step to assess if all building codes are adhered to, followed by energy performance analysis to optimize the use of electric power.
Collaboration is one of the most important pieces of an architect’s design process. With an efficient split of work that plays on individual strengths, BIM can help reduce the total cost of projects, as well as the time and costs for reworks. Effective collaboration also helps to mitigate errors by having many eyes overseeing a design and integrating multiple ideas and perspectives in the design choices. Lastly, strong collaboration will also lead to streamlined communication for better outcomes.
The culmination of the BIM adoption process is in the final delivery. BIM can help to optimize maintenance by using virtual models to keep track of all design choices. This also optimizes the operations as there are reliable designs to refer to. By accelerating the delivery time, architects can reduce costs and increase client satisfaction.
A lot can go wrong when attempting to implement BIM for your projects. It isn't a linear process, it is a rollercoaster of success and loss, one has to master the art of patience.
The most common mistakes that a design can encounter are-
Infurnia offers a strong promoter of BIM technology over other approaches, furthermore, it provides its feature on the go with cloud-based collaboration. The adoption of BIM is the process of change management from traditional design to BIM-based design. Infurnia provides constant support throughout for a successful transition. The commonly made mistake elaborated above is each tackled with ease.
Infurnia BIM Software for efficiency has a large repository of design elements that the designer can choose from. The software doesn't require additional hardware pre-requisites, just a good internet connection as everything is on the cloud. Proper channels for communications are set up on the BIM software that enables a see-through collaboration of information. This minimises the lack of reviews and potential gaps due to miscommunication.
To achieve a coalition for change transition towards adopting BIM and improving it further in the life-cycle of any project it is essential to follow the steps, along with Process (A coordinated workflow), People (Trained professionals in BIM), Technology (The relevant technology for a competitive edge).
Infurnia can assist you in your BIM implementation journey. Get in touch with our BIM experts to know how BIM can be beneficial for your upcoming projects.