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BIM for a Educational Project in USA
Company: MARS BIM
Location: Zion, United States
BIM is a process that architects use to design and construct modern buildings. The process encompasses several different design tools and methods with the end goal of making every phase of construction and design as efficient, safe, and cost-effective as possible.
With traditional methods of construction, where teams move from one phase to another in the project, some information is lost from the previous phase. With BIM, information is collected digitally to be available when it is needed, wherever it is needed, by whomever it is needed. Adopting BIM means establishing a continuous flow of information. Every phase of the building process – from early planning and design, to construction, operation, maintenance and final recycling – is captured, digitally. This opens new possibilities for better efficiency, accuracy, collaboration and cooperation between the parties involved in the built”.
MaRS BIM Solutions Solutions had enabled below benefits to one of a well-known USA based Construction Company for their educational project by providing BIM services.
BIM in the Design & construction Process:
1. Model-Based Cost Estimation
2. Cost & resource savings.
3. Visualize Projects in Preconstruction
4. Mitigate Risk & Reduce Cost
5. Improved Scheduling/Sequencing
6. Greater efficiency and shorter project lifecycles.
7. Improved communications and coordination.
8. More opportunities for prefabrication & modular construction.
9. Higher quality results.
Project in details:
1. “Reduce Costs and Wastage
· MaRS BIM offers various tools for contractors and designers to improve their processes before construction starts. This can lead to significant cost savings and waste reduction.
· MaRS BIM have helped the contractor to make better material choices, it streamlines the construction work and helps to minimise the human errors that may occur during construction. By improving the planning stages, BIM can help contractors reduce the amount of wasted materials. Therefore, it can result in reduced costs.
2. Improved Cost Estimates
· Working with a detailed model enables estimators to achieve far more accurate results. When looking at a 3D model as opposed to a 2D blueprint, you get a far more insightful plan to work off. As a result, model-based cost estimates are more realistic and accurate. In addition, it makes the estimating process much faster with easier access to information and tools.
· It is not just cost estimates that BIM can optimise. BIM models also make quantity takeoffs easier by offering a more comprehensive model to work from.
3. Better Insight into the Project
· MaRS BIM offered a more realistic 3D look into the eventual outcome of the project. This is something that can help contractors, as well as the client, to get a better feel for the built asset.
· Not only does this help you to better understand the building, but it helps to avoid unnecessary rework. By looking at realistic 3D plans of a project, planners can get a good sense of what will work and what needs changing.
· This allows contractors to make changes during the pre-construction phase before it would have become an issue. Avoiding rework can save plenty of time and money.
4. Communication and Collaboration
· MaRS BIM have used Cloud-based BIM software which enables everyone involved in the project to easily collaborate and communicate. They can access all the information they need as well as up-to-date models from anywhere at any time. This helps to prevent unnecessary meetings and work bottlenecks.
· The entire spread of the project can be worked on at all times by all planning stakeholders. All estimates, models, and design notes are created and stored in one place.
· This means that architects can adjust designs instantly and contractors can make changes to the model even when they are not on site. Improved communication and collaboration results in a smoother, more efficient project.
Type of Work
How was the BIM Experience in the project?
Reality Simulation: Does it help to get an idea of the final product?
Waste reduction, labor costs and deviations
Greater control of the construction process
Improves collaboration between agents
Conflict resolution and clash detection
Correction and error handling