Wednesday, 6 February 2013

BIM Technology for Effective Building Construction

Construction Industry today is getting tremendously benefited with Building Information Modeling technology. Building Information Modeling involves generation of virtual models of the building structure or product prior to its actual construction or fabrication on computer with the help of advances software’s such as Revit. These virtual models are generated in 3D environment thus it becomes possible to rotate and view the model from various angles.
BIM is a building design procedure which involves the development and utilization of coordinated as well as computable data regarding a building project in design and construction. BIM generates a credible digital depiction of the building intended for design decision making, high-end construction document generation, construction planning, and performance analysis, as well as cost estimates.
BIM entails various services in diverse fields such as Architectural BIM, Structural BIM and MEP BIM Services. It also incorporates services like, clash detection, family and content creating, co-ordinate checking, generation of construction documents, etc. These services are extremely crucial for generating accurate and error-free building structures or products. BIM services are highly beneficial as they provide accurate information pertaining to geometrical information of building structure, association among various building components, etc.
BIM is a model centered technology associated with a database of project data to facilitate impeccable communication as well as co-ordination between all parties involved in the construction procedure. With the help of BIM technology it becomes possible for different people to work on a single co-ordinates model. It ensures co-ordination among various components of building life cycle, lets you identify and analyze conflicts. Thus it aids in eliminating these clashes by carrying out necessary modifications.

 Building Information Modeling further involves generation of 4D and 5D BIM Models. 4D BIM Models pertains to incorporation of time or schedule linked information to 3D Models. These models enables various members associated with construction project, to visualize the overall time period of the series of events and exhibit the development of construction activities over time. 5D BIM Models refers to incorporation of time or schedule as well as cost pertinent information to 3D BIM Models. 5D models enables various parties linked with construction project to visualize the advancement of construction activities and its pertinent costs over time.
Thus, BIM technology is widely used as it aids in effective and comprehensive visualization of the entire building or product generates high-end construction documents, helps identify clashes and provides time and cost related information.