BIM Modeling is a process that generates a 3D information model, covering the building geometry, spatial relationships, quantities and properties of the components of the project. BIM is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Design, visualization, simulation, and collaboration enabled by BIM solutions provide greater clarity for all stakeholders across the project lifecycle. From more creative designs and optimized engineering solutions to better ways to delight clients and win new work, BIM makes it easier to achieve project and business goals.
BIM can generate animated models representing the planned construction sequence in real time (4D) by linking each activity of the GANTT diagram to the BIM model. This tool will help the construction team to visualize logistic problems or inefficiencies, to test possible alternative scenarios and analyze macrolevel strategies, optimizing the construction process.
By incorporating and maintaining the required information within a BIM model enriched with important data, it is possible to extract precise amounts in real time. That is, we link all existing documentation with economic data, being able to generate different algorithms depending on customer needs. Furthermore, when the design is changed, the impact on cost can be calculated in real time almost automatically, greatly facilitating decision making in engineering and design by builders, developers or owners.
After the execution of a building must be delivered to the owners the plans “as built”, which should reflect accurately everything as built. From the 3D model, this new technology allows, almost automatically, the generation of all necessary documentation (plans, sections, views) of any sector of the building. The final model will generate great benefits to the owners, in management, optimization and maintenance of the infrastructure built.
Is the process of finding where the models of each discipline (structural engineering, MEP engineering, environmental engineering, etc.) “clash”: elements of separate models occupying the same space, or with parameters that are incompatible, or in 4D BIM modeling, a time sequence that is out of order. Finding these inconsistencies is vital, as they would severely impact the construction process, causing delays, design changes, materials costs and budget overruns.
Coordination BIM means defining consistent criteria with the designers, and modeling and identifying potential interferences. The interaction of various disciplines in the construction of a project generates a complex spatial environment to visualize, and where, in general, most of the extra costs of a work occur, as specialists and contractors do not have a global view of the constructive proposal. The BIM model enables to involve the entire team of the spatial reality of the project and its facilities. BIM coordination is one of the services that provides great value to our customers by displaying interference, the issuance of reports, proposal and evaluation of corrective measures, coordination meetings with the Technical Management and updating BIM models.
Images and animations are a primary tool for marketing purposes and to explain the project to the extended construction team, including subcontractors and work crews. A common understanding of the project significantly improves productivity and reduces risks. With BIM is faster and more economical to generate 3D highimpact presentations: animations, 360 degree views and renders. This tool facilitates communication with customers, investors or the directory, who are vital players in the construction industry, often unfamiliar with technical documentation. Visual communication clearly illustrates the evolution of the project, and these tools allow, clearly, accurately and realistically, analyzing the critical elements of the project, execution plans and virtual materialization of the conceptual design. This way, the customer can participate in the decisions and the creative process more actively.