Although the technology has been around for decade, BIM has only seen the light of the day currently with industry players slowly making the transition from old-school 2D CAD to advanced 3D modeling.
From architectural to engineering disciplines and any other professions in between, we give you a list of the top applications of BIM in the AEC industry:
Architects and designers are the pioneers who spearhead this revolutionary change in the industry, mostly since they were the first users who reap the countless benefits of BIM. Leading from this experience and their core function as the mastermind of your building projects, it is only rightly fitting that BIM is up on their arsenal for design optimization, visualization and stakeholder collaboration. Now, architects have an answer for the fluctuating needs of the client: BIM.
- BIM for Structural Engineering
Leave the structural components such as columns, beams and slabs to be designed and detailed by an expert civil engineer. As modern codes demand for more stringent standards on structural integrity, civil engineers utilize BIM to minimize errors from design to detailing and finally, fabrication. It's no wonder why parametric building structures are now the norm today.
Construction can be quite the tedious process especially when viewed from the disciplines of project management and construction management. All complex things considered such as site logistics, safety planning, work orders and information flow from the architects and contractors, project managers and construction managers use BIM as a medium for bridging all informational gaps from the stakeholders—thereby effectively meeting at one end for informed decision-making on your building's progress.
- BIM for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering (MEP)
Exciting times for the MEP industry as BIM sits right at the top of our toolbox for efficient productivity. Our specialized engineers start by designing your building systems on mechanical, electrical and plumbing—where BIM's core function of clash detection and risk mitigation effectively reduces rework from manufacturing down to on-site systems installation. Get your building systems unified with the time-saving and cost-effective BIM.
The role of BIM in your project's life cycle do not stop after the contractor's turnover to the building owner. With BIM-generated data in place, you can use this smart feature to facilitate the operations and maintenance (O&M) of your building structure. Through cloud computing and big data, you get a bird's eye view of all your building components and track spaces for improvement, routine inspections and proactive risk reversal. Consequently, BIM yields you higher margins and returns for your business down the line.
For every trade, BIM arms you with curated answers. Easy to see now how this specialist, but multi-disciplinary process, paves the way in redefining the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) landscape.