- Importance of Building Information Modelling in India
Building information modelling (BIM) has made life easier and has created efficiency as the users can get various benefits. One would realise the value of BIM as it can cut down rework. It saves time by reducing the re-keying information in models and making changes in the plan based on requirements. As the users become proficient with BIM, they can improve productivity and one can realise the benefits of BIM for sure.
There are different levels of BIM that run from 0 to 3 that are used for measuring BIM maturity like the ability of construction supply and exchange information. Level 0 includes implementation of CAD tools in order to create designs and to draw elements using software programs. This is the basic step for generating data whereas other levels from 1-3 are concerned with collaboration and modelling finally, integrating the data generated. Level 1 includes the 2D information and 3D models whereas, in level 2, the progression of the models with a federation of these models among various parties in the project takes place. The data of Level 1 and 3 are shared in common data environment and supported by documents that are procured online. Level 3 involves integrated models that shows the project information. This is developed and hosted through common data by every member involved in the project. Later the data is used as Asset Information Model.
- How Does Building Information Management Help in Indian Constructions?
BIM can be helpful and became mandatory in most of the constructions these days. It became easier to handle the amount of information and documents and at present, there are various services available which can host the data through BIM. The trend has changed from basic 2D drawings to 3D models that are gaining importance in the construction and architectural field. Such a model-based approach has better efficiency compared to the individual organisations and can be coordinated for project delivery. The BIM can be helpful in saving time and money in the infrastructure projects. There are various other advantages like.
- Improves Productivity and Reduces Cost
Being a single point of reference it is helpful in improving the operational efficiency and communication. This can even reduce the time taken for approvals and cross-reference during the planning phase. Opens the door for opportunities for improvement in quality and productivity of the work thereby increasing efficiency and reduces costs and time taken.
- Decreases Reworks
Miscommunication or unclear work among executors and designers can lead to a repeated change in design information which can lead to reworks. This can affect the finance and budget planned and because of BIM the updates can be instantly made which can help in maintaining uniformity of the work thereby reducing construction errors to a greater extent.
- Provides Related Documents
BIM can be helpful in providing the related documents by improving drafting with respect to 2D or the 3D drawings. This can be helpful in bridging the gaps and maintains coordination. It is also helpful in providing a view of the elevation that increases the chances of rectifying errors beforehand.
- Gives Complete Project Snapshot
BIM is helpful in giving the designers, managers, stakeholders, and managers a view of the whole project beforehand. Reliable information can be obtained easily that helps in tracking the project and maintain proper communication with coordination. Thereby the cost estimations can be made that leads to rapid progress of the project.
- Enhances Customer Satisfaction
This is a major advantage of BIM as the satisfaction of the customer is crucial in any kind of project. The speed of work, consistency, and transparency can be helpful in making the customers happy with the rapid progress of the work.
BIM is helpful in reducing rework and it is applicable especially for the huge buildings in India. This is also said as the highly rated business benefit among experts. BIM mainly improves the productivity and has been ranked by architects as an essential tool in improving the returns on investment. The conflicts and changes during the construction phase are reduced and also adds value to the project. The clash detection can be done through BIM which avoids reworking thereby reduces the time and cost which helps in maintaining the optimum budget.