Building Information Modeling for Cross Department Collaboration
How Building Information Modeling Will Up Company Efficiency
The concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has existed since the 1970’s, although it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that the actual term BIM was coined, and then in the early 2000’s, CAD software vendors started to get involved in the process. While Building Information Modeling continues to become a widely accepted platform for managing the phases of a building project from design to construction, as well as managing the building itself throughout its lifecycle, adoption of Building Information Modeling has been difficult for many of those in the AEC industry. Building Information Modeling continues to grow and evolve, making it hard to fully understand or keep up with the technology. Lack of funds, time or trained users have been additional obstacles that some firms have sighted. Not only do these obstacles make adoption of BIM difficult, but they can also start to get in the way of the actual design process itself. Designers do their best work when they are focused on design and not the ins and outs of the technology itself.
Building Information Modeling is about collaboration – sharing of project data. This collaboration aids in project communication between all the construction project stakeholders, including landowners, general contractors, subcontractors, regulatory agencies and across internal departments as well. This allows for transparent communication on day-to-day activities both at the office and on the job site, keeping your entire team on the same page, which helps to deal with project obstacles and unexpected issues in the most timely and effective way possible.
Building Information Modeling isn’t just a 3D Model; it’s a 3D model full of data. It’s been said that “data is king,” and in BIM, that data is used by everyone involved in the project to collaborate across internal departments and with designers, architects, engineers, construction firms and even the end users or owners. Having access to this kind of data throughout the phases of building design, construction and building life cycle, ensure the best possible outcomes at every stage.
Ensure your team is taking advantage of Building Information Modeling by contacting the experts at CADSourcing today.