Building Information Modeling: A Valuable Tool for Home Builders
The AEC Industry is impacted by two powerful global developments: first the evolution of “Building Information Modeling (BIM)”, revolutionizing the entire process of design, drafting and visualization, and second, “environmental awareness”, calling for commitment to sustainable building targeting the quality-of-life of future generations.
Over the last couple of years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been one of the most visible aspects of a deep and fundamental change that is rapidly transforming the global construction industry. SmartMarket Report shows that half of the industry is using BIM/ or BIM-related tools today, indicating a 75% increase in usage in the last two years. The Construction User’s Roundtable (CURT) has recommended that owners are demanding the utilization of BIM on their projects for effective collaboration and improved project quality. The Global Fraternity of Architects (GFA) touts BIM as the future of the construction industry. The AIA is actively redefining the practice of architecture to take advantage of this technology. Despite the fact, a relatively small percentage of architectural firms and builders are embracing the BIM concept. Architectural Evangelist conducts a survey and finds out that the misconceptions and ignorance of the fundamental benefits of BIM choke off the idea of transitioning to the BIM platform.
How Can BIM Help?
BIM is a 3D virtual representation of the building process to facilitate exchange and interoperability of information in digital format and to increase the productivity in every stage of the building life-cycle.
- Analog to Digital Transformation
- 3D Visualization
- Quality Construction Documents
- Integrated Database of Coordinated Information
- Detect Conflicts of Operating Parameters
- Reduce Interdisciplinary Coordination Errors and Changes
- Better Coordination and Collaboration
- Schedules, Quantities and Estimations
- Thermal Performance Analysis
- Analysis of the Building Performance
- BIM Sustainable Design