Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative work methodology for the creation and management of a construction project.
The goal is to centralize all project information in a digital information model created by all its agents.
BIM represents the evolution of traditional design systems based on the plan, since it incorporates geometric (3D), time (4D), cost (5D), environmental (6D) and maintenance (7D) information.
The use of BIM goes beyond the design phases, encompassing the execution of the project and extending throughout the life cycle of the building, allowing it to be managed and reducing operating costs.
Advantages of BIM
The advantages of BIM over the traditional working method are obvious, let's briefly list some of them:
- BIM platforms automatically update the information that is edited in any part of the model. This means that if an element is modified on a drawing, it is automatically modified in sectional, elevations and 3D views, in the same way that if a feature is modified on a list, it changes automatically throughout the project. There is no possibility of human error. Information is always consistent.
- When all the agents work on a single model, there is no possibility of loss of information due to the lack of coordination between versions handled by the different professionals.
- By establishing this method of parallel tasks, all agents can propose from the beginning the options they consider most convenient for the project, directly involving the entire organization. The project is developed in real time in a coordinated way in a collaborative environment, always under the supervision of the client.
- The BIM allows necessary information to be available at all times, not only regarding design and technical, costs, but also execution times, maintenance, etc. It also enables real-time modifications that will automatically update all these parameters, increasing the degree of customization and adaptation of the project to the client's needs.
- Facility management tasks become much more efficient, having all the real information about the property on demand.