Tuesday, 31 March 2015

BIM – Global Phenomenon & A Growing Trend Across AEC Industry

BIM proposes, improved project coordination, better designs, project scheduling and accurate material takeoffs and hence improved cost estimation. Ability of BIM to detect clashes at an early stage eliminates last moment clash detection and mitigation costs during the construction process, hence contributes to major cost savings.

BIM also addresses several challenges of a building and construction project like reduction of waste, creating high value, improving productivity and achieving higher sustainability in addition to contributing to lean construction.

Global BIM market predicted to grow to a CAGR 17. 4%


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Monday, 30 March 2015

4D Construction and Planning: Boosts Coordination And Enables Efficient Project Handling

4D modeling and construction planning, permits architects, engineers, and contractors to visualize construction scheduling, as a part of a collaborative experience. With the assistance of a 4D model, it is possible to set up coordination between all departments and provide a clear visualization of the schedule itself.

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Friday, 27 March 2015

BIM Capabilities Usher A New Era of Cost Estimation for Construction Projects


Cost estimation is a crucial aspect, which influences the successful management of a construction project. Accurate estimations ensure that maximum profits are earned out of the business. A cost estimator is engaged to calculate the near accurate project costs at different stages, and important project decisions are based on this estimation. This is why; accurate estimation becomes all the more important.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Revit MEP Coordination – A Valued Proposition For The AEC Industry


For AEC project managers, coordinating with architects and engineers in order to resolve issues related to plumbing fixtures, mechanical and electrical systems, fire protection systems etc. can be a daunting task.

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Benefits of BIM for Interior Design


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.