BIM is the most attractive buzzword nowadays due to its unparalleled facilities like cost-effectiveness, better use of resources, workflow optimisation and increases productivity. In the AEC industry, BIM is considered as a 3D model which works as informative tools for constructing, designing, planning, and managing building construction and structures. BIM plays a foremost role in structural design, project management, road design or land surveying and thus helps in increasing operational efficiencies, reduces building cost, improves building quality and creates a platform for better outcomes through effective alliance and communication. Other benefits like a virtual representation of structural prototype can be easily framed out before construction begins and thus helps project parties with precision and efficiency in estimating construction cost and other projects parameters. BIM is applicable to the construction site for different sectors like railways, tunnel, bridges, roads, architecture and many more.
Because of this latest technology popularly known as BIM, 3D models get generated which helps in showing the relationship between materials, system, and spaces. Through 3D image database, any relevant modifications, testing or viewing can be made possible in the design structure in 3D.
Benefits to construction industry are-Majorly time and the cost gets reduced due to the BIM process. Other additional benefits are mentioned below-
1) Clash detection-Through BIM models, early clashes can be easily detected which helps in solving the problem of different elements and thereby cost can be drastically decreased.
2) Rework decreases-As compare to 2D drawing tool, BIM drawing tools are comparatively much faster and this shared model helps in drastically reducing rework.
3) The full detailed information-BIM model provides detailed information and thus designers can easily edit, add, access or share it within detail wealth of data.
4)Time and cost efficient tool-All details like data, sections, traditional plans, and elevation can be easily automated which saves maximum time and cost
5) Exact views –Through BIM model, project accuracy, process, scope, and the result can be easily predicted for higher efficiency and perfect outcomes. Thus workflows become more effective and improve productivity, planning, and profitability. Such 3D models help in maintaining and capturing consistent designing, planning, and operational data.