What is BIM?
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
BIM In Construction
Building Information Modeling was originally used by architects and engineers in the early stages of design. So, what is BIM for construction and is it used differently? BIM creates a high-quality digital representation of the building. This representation can be used to predict performance, to estimate costs, and plan construction. It also has the ability to foresee problems in a project before ground breaks. It’s a technique and series of software programs that will be used more often in the coming years because of all their benefits.
BIM Modeling Services
Often, minute details can make the difference between a constructible concept and an infeasible idea. What looks beautiful in the model may be impossible to build in the field due to building codes or job site conditions. Having this hands on experience and performed the onsite construction work is paramount for union detailers to create an effective design.
Why Incorporate BIM?
As a subcontractor, incorporating BIM might seem odd. It sounds like a tool for contractors, architects, and owners. Having access to the BIM model before starting a project allows subcontractors the ability to see what it is they’re supposed to do. It also gives subs the opportunity to share concerns that may have been overlooked by the management team. Subcontractors are experts in their fields and have the most to offer to projects. Subcontractor knowledge in the design and planning phase of a project can help reduce errors and substantial costs. Incorporating BIM or the programs necessary to review during the design and planning phase will give subcontractors, contractors, and owners the ability to address the significant risks and reduce them.
What Will You Get By Embracing BIM?
- Provides a way to work concurrently on most aspects of building life
- Provides a way to change traditional data sharing
- Used to monitor building performance data
- Can be used to sequencing planning or determining how the phases of a project should be scheduled.
- Can detect or avoid construction and design issues early in the game preventing change orders and unforeseen conditions
- BIM process and communication greatly enhanced by reporting, scheduling, and submittals
- Can help reduce errors and substantial costs
About BIM Designs, Inc.
BIM Designs, Inc. is an agile BIM design, modeling, consulting, and coordination service provider for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) contractors and developers that desire experienced journeymen detailers and engineers for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEPF) modeling, Laser Scanning, and Virtual Design Construction (VDC) projects.
If you need 3D BIM modeling, design, and MEP detailing services, BIM Designs, Inc. (BDI) has the expert tradesmen who know how to precisely design and model your systems. Contact us today for a free estimate or to discuss your project needs.
About the Author
Mark, CEO, joined the BIM Designs team with over 10 years of experience working with Silicon Valley tech companies in product management, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and CxO roles. Mark leads the growth, strategy and execution of the company; his acute ability to develop and implement strategic processes that scale the company's capabilities drives efficient service delivery, increases client satisfaction, and builds cross-functional teams.