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Building Information Modeling (BIM): Should owners demand this for their next project?

Nowadays within the construction industry, significant changes have occurred over the past half-century including new innovations like Building Information Modeling (BIM). Architects, Contractors, Engineers, and Owners involved can now collaborate easily throughout the whole project lifecycle by using this advanced software.

This article will showcase examples of why BIM can improve the construction process and why owners demand this technology.

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Collaboration guarantees accuracy

The keyword “Information” allocates its fundamental principle in BIM, as it enables the information inside the construction project to be shared in real time across all disciplines in various construction phases. By collaborating all parties of the team working on the construction project, it ensures accuracy for showing details during all construction phases in a construction project. For instance, it will reduce mistakes and will empower more schedule pushbacks for the clients.

Sorting out clashes in the early phases of the construction process

The BIM technology enables Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owners to identify the coming clashes that could occur earlier. As for example, there could be clashes between the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing (MEP) systems before being installed in the construction project. Thus, BIM will enable all parties to get a clear idea about the design situation as they can fix all of those clashes in the details before the beginning of the first phase of the construction project. And then, this will result in fewer change orders and cost reduction.

Safety and health hazards

BIM is always used to visualize the final product before it begins, thus, the environment can be reviewed accordingly to the various phases of the construction project process. Architects, engineers, contractors, and owners can safely identify the safety and health hazards in the construction project. By applying this BIM technology, temporary scaffolding systems and different construction means and methods can be modeled accordingly according to the best possible safety and health measures to avoid danger and risk. This process then will minimize risk and will detect future occupants for the construction project.

Cost efficiency

The BIM technology will allow architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to keep an eye on the cost consequences of the construction design change in real-time.

Getting out the most of Building Information Modeling will require the advice of a knowledgeable Engineering Consultant. Don’t hesitate to ask for a quote from our construction engineering consultants at ICM Contractors Inc.

Visit our BIM Modeling Page for more information about what we can offer.


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