BIM, also known as building information modelling, is a system which combines data capture as part of an overall larger structure of construction processes; making it significantly easier and more effective for people and information to work together.
What are the benefits of using BIM Surveys?
There are a variety of benefits to using BIM as part of a project, some of the top benefits include:
1. BIM Provides Better Coordination
When working in a team environment, construction is often chaotic. The use of BIM surveys helps to improve organisation, coordination, and detect clashes, which in turn reduces rework. Where there are often multiple people, or businesses working on a project, BIM improves collaboration, as it makes communication easier.
2. BIM Reduces Risks
Linked to the previous benefit of improved coordination of projects, another benefit of using BIM is that it can reduce risk. Using BIM increases the effectiveness of information management and the organisation of a project, both of which will result in a reduced likelihood of problems occurring during a project. BIM allows everyone working on the project to access a shared model to identify clashes, so they can work together to rectify clashes before work even commences.
By identifying problems in advance, it reduces the chance of problems occurring further into the project. Fewer problems means that there will be fewer time delays, less disputes, and reduced overruns of cost, meaning BIM improves cost estimations and the budget control of a project.
3. Reduced Waste and Improved Efficiency
The use of BIM helps to streamline processes, making it easier to work together in a project environment. Improved communication from using BIM minimises the occurrence of duplication in terms of work and measurements, as everyone on the project works from the same data. In turn, this improves the overall efficiency of the project and minimise time being wasted.
4. Visualise Projects Pre-Construction
BIM features an enhanced 3D modelling element, which elevates the entire planning and design process. BIM can provide you with a real-world image of the entire floor plans before any work begins. This feature is beneficial as it enables visualisation of a project, and changes can be made before actual construction starts, which avoids costly changes further into the project.
5. Reduced Costs
As discussed throughout this post, one of the key benefits of using BIM is the financial savings, which can be seen to interlink to the other benefits. BIM provides deeper insight into the lifecycle of a project, which can be used for developing a budget and a proactive plan of maintenance. In addition, improved coordination and communication, reduced waste and improved efficiency, and the visualisation of projects before construction all contribute to reduced maintenance costs.
Contact Landform Surveys
The benefits that have been discussed in this post are only some of the benefits that can be achieved by using BIM surveys. At Landform Surveys we have years of experience in conducting BIM surveys. If you are wanting to find out how your project could benefit from BIM, then please contact our trusted team of specialists today, and we can see how we can help you.