What is BIM?

 

What Is BIM?

BIM also supports the concept of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) to integrate people, systems, business structures and practices into a collaborative process to reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of the project life cycle.

BIM has changed the way the buildings are designed, constructed and operated.

The use of BIM has led to improved profitability, reduced costs, better time management and improved customer-client relationships.

The advances in smartphone and tablet technologies will allow users to instantly use BIM models for communications and quick decision-making. stakeholders to quickly access BIM model virtually everywhere

 

BIM as a Technology

A building information model is a project simulation consisting of the 3D models of the project components with links to all the required information connected with the project planning, design, construction or operation.

A building information model carries all information related to the building, including its physical and functional characteristics and project life cycle information, in a series of “smart objects”.


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BIM and the Project Life Cycle

BIM applications spans over the entire life cycle of a facility. These applications express itself strongly in the project programming, design, preconstruction, construction, and post-construction (operations and maintenance) phases.

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• Using BIM models, the contractors can perform fast and fairly accurate quantity survey and prepare detailed estimates.

Using 3D or 4D site coordination models, the contractors can plan for site logistics, develop traffic layouts, and identify potential hazards at the jobsite which can aid in preparing a more realistic site safety plan.

BIM applications for Project Stakeholders

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BIM Benefits for Project Stakeholders


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