Let’s look into how BIM aids different stakeholders in the Industry

Jul 04, 2023

Category:  BIM / Digitization / Automation


BIM aids

BIM is a novel paradigm in AEC that promotes the integration of the roles of all project stakeholders and enables them to simulate the structure that will be constructed in order to spot any potential design, building, or operational problems. These improvements are made possible by removing redundant tasks that add no value and by enhancing stakeholder communications with trustworthy information.

BIM, being visually intuitive, enables the collaborative input of the various teams that contribute to design and build and is able to tackle issues and “play” with various scenarios until the right one is found. This saves time and money. Now, let’s see how BIM is aiding the stakeholders.

BIM Benefits for the Owner, Client, or Developer:

. Improved building design

. Information streamlining and integrated workflow

. Building performance and sustainability

. Accurate cost estimates, Reduced risk in pricing tenders and Evaluation of Project Costs &

. Timelines using 5D & 6D BIM.

. Compliance and better quality of the project

. Identify & Manage Risks well in advance

. Enhanced branding, Marketing & Advertising with improved visualization and early

. conceptualization of the entire concept

. Better maintenance

. Reduced printing costs

. Receive a Final Digital Asset to Manage the Project’s Lifecycle

. Potential programme savings

BIM Benefits for Contractors:

. Cost savings in terms of reduction in material wastage and reworks due to design errors etc

. Effective delivery, and higher quality of the finished product

. Optimized resource allocation

. Streamlined communication of the project plans and progress

. Shortened overall project schedule

. Improved communication with other key players

. Better cost control/predictability

. Clash detection to prevent errors before the actual construction process begins

BIM Benefits for Engineers and Architects/Design Consultants:

. Because of the visual impact of 3D models and visualization, There is a better grasp of design intent at all phases of a project,and the design process is improved because design changes are easier, there is less rework

. Reduction in drawing time due to enhanced BIM software

. Calculations made more quickly and accurately

. Fewer errors and omissions in construction documents

. Reduced RFIs

. Printing costs reduced

. Decreased disputes and changes during construction

. Increased productivity and lower project costs

BIM Benefits for Facility Management Consultants and Service Providers:

. Information loading and BIM 7D concepts enable easier transition.

. Improved Collaboration

. Smarter and Efficient Maintenance

. Effective Space Planning

. Reduce Energy Usage

. Optimize Existing Facility for Better Efficiency

. Quick servicing in case of repairs.

BIM Benefits for Cost Consultants :

. Quick and reliable floor area calculations and quantity measurements

. Post-contract negotiations reduced

. Engaging the market to the project is easier

. Reduction in overall project duration due to efficient and productive workflows

. Accurate quantity take-off for procurement and reduction in wastage of procurement materials

The advantages of using BIM technologies, processes, and policies may be easy to enumerate, but the combination of actions required to promote BIM adoption and facilitate its diffusion is anything but easy.

As the use of digital construction spreads, a new consensus has emerged:
“BIM isn’t BIM unless the entire project team applies it in the same manner”

A thorough, organized, and well-coordinated effort by many different stakeholders is required to realize the whole-market advantages associated with BIM.