A lot has been said about BIM and its impact on the overall construction process, work flow management, integrated project delivery and more. However Building information modeling and its impact on the practice of interior design is a relatively untouched topic.
BIM can bring in a host of benefits to interior designers by allowing design visualization loaded with structured information that associates with the corresponding geometry. It also allows designers, the ability to coordinate, automatically adjust to the document information and make design iterations during the work process irrespective of the scale of a project.
Additionally, BIM can have a vast and voracious array of components, premade parts and libraries of features that can be used by interior designers to build and support their creative efforts.
Besides, designers can also benefit from BIM not only for actual design work but also to store and manage non graphic data. Design documentation plays a critical role in expediting the process of interior design.
Feeding interior design information into BIM can also allow effective cost estimation, asset management, spatial management, placement of furniture and other such aspects pertaining particularly to the interior design activities.
BIM enables better coordination amongst designers and various stakeholders. Besides as it extends higher levels of visualization and virtual design capabilities, interior design process can be started soon after the building structure and architecture is designed and planned.
Interior designers can also be apprised of any changes in the architectural design and hence immediately make apt changes in their designs and plans to suit the architectural requirements.
Hence Building information modeling and virtual designing actually transforms the process of interior design, especially for large scale projects.