How Building Information Modeling is Transforming Construction?by Tejjy Inc CEO
One of the largest industries globally
is the construction industry. However, this industry has received a lot of flak
in recent years owing to inefficiencies such as delays, unexpected expenditures,
etc. BIM has transformed the construction sector by offering efficient methods
and enhancing productivity.
These are some of the major impacts
BIM has had on the construction industry:
Any construction project has several
elements such as suppliers, engineers, architects, builders, workers, etc.
associated with it. The conventional methods employed by the construction
sector entailed the exchange of information between these elements in the form
of tables, graphs, and drawings that were documented. This method was vulnerable
to inaccuracies due to human errors. Besides, it was time-consuming and tedious
and cost-intensive. BIM addresses these shortcomings of the traditional methods
by offering a digital representation of construction models. This system
delivers results in less time, saving money, and reducing errors due to manual
processes by automating them. Besides, it also makes any rework on the design
One of the critical factors for a
construction project to be completed without a hitch is seamless coordination
between the various entities involved in the process. Coordination was a point
of concern in traditional methods. This not only led to delays in construction
but could not address conflicts as well. BIM offers a digital platform for all
stakeholders right from the project managers, AEC professionals, MEP
professionals, clients to collaborate. This not only saves time throughout the
lifecycle of the project but also helps manage conflicts during the
pre-construction stages itself avoiding chaos at a later stage.
The traditional construction methods
suffered a drawback that once the project started no further changes could be
made in the design. BIM offers visualization of the structure in the form of a
3D model. The various design features and data points are available in
real-time and changes can be incorporated at any stage during the project
lifecycle. Also, the model provides the impact of those changes on other design
features. All this information can be accessed by various stakeholders in
real-time enabling them to take measures required as a consequence of these
Logistics management in a construction
project is another critical area of concern. Inaccurate assessment of materials
required, improper workflow, etc. impact the project adversely. The BIM model
facilitates clear workflow design along with an accurate estimation of labor
and material requirements.
Construction activities across the
globe are rising at a rapid pace. And, the traditional construction
methodologies employed have negative impacts on the environment besides raising
energy concerns. BIM resolves these issues facilitating sustainable construction
methods and energy-efficient buildings. Further BIM also minimizes the energy
consumed during the construction process and for maintenance of the structure.
It is due to these benefits of BIM
that government mandates for BIM across the globe are increasing.
Given these factors, it comes as no
surprise that the global BIM market size which was valued at $5.20 billion in
2019, is projected to reach $15.06 billion by 2027! (Source: Allied Market
For enhancing the productivity of your
construction project with BIM, connect with Tejjy Inc.
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