Nowadays, building information modeling has become an integral part of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. When the design for a building system is developed, it is needed to represent all the building systems i.e. architectural, structural and MEP systems together. BIM assists the design and construction professionals to coordinate all the elements of the architectural, structural and MEP disciplines and develop a final 3D BIM Coordination Model for the construction project.
For integrated project delivery (IPD), all the team members share their information with each other. The iterative process of analyzing the entire MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) system design, fighting system design, daylighting analysis and energy analysis is performed throughout the entire life cycle of the construction project.
The building information model enables the design and construction professionals to make any kind of change as per their requirements within the virtual models. BIM facilitates the professionals to save their work in a centralized repository that basically helps the design professionals along with contractors, subcontractors, and building owners to track the project progress and access the entire work efficiently.
In a construction project, BIM is significantly used in the preconstruction phase, construction phase, and post-construction phase. Any type of change in the building information model also leads to the change of all other dependent parameters automatically.
The collaborative design approach of BIM enables the design team members to work simultaneously across various concerned disciplines. Hence, all the design-related works are completed at a faster pace.
The information included within a building information model assists the design and construction professional to prepare an accurate construction plan, estimating project cost, predict required manpower, in an accurate manner. The professionals also can measure the sustainability of the building and view the overall facilities of the building by analyzing the information of the 3D model.
One of the prime benefits of BIM is it helps designers to develop a highly accurate 3D model for any type of simple as well as intricate building. The building information model also helps to get an accurate 3D visualization of the building’s architectural design in an efficient manner.
BIM has brought a significant change in the construction industry. It has notably ease the way of developing construction design that helps the design and construction professionals to save time and money effectively.