5 Myths of BIM adoption
What is BIM?
Explore the Common Myths of BIM Adoption:
Truth: BIM is only about 3D Modeling. It goes beyond and enables users to visualize building design at the preconstruction stage. The data-rich 3D model facilitates a collaborative work process amongst architects, contractors, engineers, design-build firms and other construction professionals. Using the model, clashes are resolved before construction, leading to the elimination of costly rework at later stages of construction.
BIM goes beyond 3D to 4D, 5D, 6D, 7D and 8D. In a 4D BIM, the project team breaks down the model for a better understanding of the construction work process.
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Truth: Building Information Modeling is not difficult to implement. With proper training of resources, BIM can optimize the project workflow as per industry standards. Automated BIM models can speed up the design process, incorporating changes to be made for re-sizing systems.
In this project, Revit-BIM collaboration facilitated concrete modeling and information aggregation for this construction project with amenities including an on-site parking garage, fitness center, yoga room, rooftop pool, etc. The BIM engineering company overcame all challenges of detailing slab work on grade areas, fixing shop drawing standards and making clients happy in terms of producing quality drawings.
Truth: People often have the misconception that BIM implementation takes a long time and hurts construction productivity. Indeed, you can't expect drastic changes in the process for producing an immediate outcome. However, if you properly plan with BIM with the right resources, it pays off your investment, streamlining procedures, leading to increased efficiency.
Using Tekla, a top BIM company has accomplished 80% drawings for Escondido Village Stanford University, saving 40% time. BIM helped flawless collaboration, streamlining project information management like document control, design problem resolution through RFI management, etc.
Truth: Building Information Modeling is commonly used for big projects. However, many AEC professionals are using BIM for small and medium-size projects. The technology improves design cost calculation and saves time by estimating and analyzing project costs.
A BIM modeling company extensively used Autodesk Revit for a medium size project in Ambuja Patna City Center, India. BIM played a vital role in design optimization, coordination and construction management, enabling the entire team to work collaboratively, completing the project on time. The BIM engineers laid the groundwork in BIM for the project at LOD 400, including architectural, structural, site utility, site logistics, MEP and fire protection trades. Scope of work for the project included constructability review, model creation, quantity take-off, 4D construction simulation, coordinated drawings, shop drawing validation, presentation and as-built update. The BIM modelers could successfully save $298, 500, 0 total cost and 210 man-days approximately through BIM implementation for the mixed-use residential and commercial construction.
Truth: Many assume that Building Information Modeling is beneficial for designers and contractors but in reality, BIM facilitates all project stakeholders involved in the process like designers, facility managers, manufacturers, estimators, modelers, etc. to get a complete overview of the project progress and execution.
Fundamental Project Challenges Resolved through BIM: