BIM can help you in tender stage of your Construction process
BIM is an unavoidable technology in construction industry nowadays. Its implications are not limited to a particular area or a particular stage of the construction process, but BIM has a significant role in all fields of the industry like planning, design, architecture, engineering, plumbing, electrical etc and it is used to solve the issues of all four stages of construction process such as Pre-ward, Pre-construction, Construction and As-built.
The main advantages of using BIM before construction starts is that it coordinates all data, which is accessible to all participants in a construction process like designers, contractors, interior decorators and managers and thus can avoid the possibilities of clashes in advance. Moreover, BIM enhances communication with the clients with the help of highly visual method; any queries from clients regarding the construction can be cleared easily and accurately.
- Common Data Environment: Usually during pre-award stage it becomes difficult to obtain customary, clear and consistent information as needed. BIM’s common data environment ensures that all development information is linked and accessible through one common respiratory. Notations and numberings assigned to the information, makes it easily accessible as needed.
- Searches and Data Extraction made easier: During tendering stage a lot of efforts and time is consumed while implementing Quantity Take-Offs. This further leads to errors in estimation and reports. However, with standard data feature in BIM, searches and extraction of data straight forward from the respiratory has been made possible.
- Metadata Specifications: Very often the information received from the client is unclear and lacks appropriate specifications for elements such as materials, construction tolerances, movements etc. Through BIM’s accurately indexed meta data specifications, which follow project naming conventions and standard data, it becomes easier to reach required information.
- Coordinated Systems: With unclear scope and limitation of information with the third party involvement, coordination and proper availability of information becomes difficult. Coordinated BIM Models containing information related to proposed schemes and site constrains even have access to local environments abolishes 3rd party boundaries.
- Detects clashes & constructability issues: Without BIM, assessing clashes in the existing infrastructure and during construction would be difficult. BIM 3D Models highlight temporary work requirements, constructability issues and potential clashes.
- BIM highlights risks and omits from the site investigation: BIM provides site investigation information in a standards format making it easier to interrogate and linking it with the 3D Model.
- Identifying residual risks: The customary referencing and notations followed in BIM makes it easier to identify risks, related to specific objects.
BIM helps very much in the proper and smooth running of the industry work. As the changes or updates are shared to all sectors in the industry in real time, we can ensure that the construction is carried out to the latest information. As the data are saved in the CDE from concept to close out, everybody can identify when the changes should be materialized in the construction process. A daily briefing of the construction operation is also possible with the animated task method statements. Moreover, BIM also makes the management and assessment of supply chain that includes supply, quality and variations easier.
In short, BIM collects and shares data, communicate information properly on proper time. It reduces the risk and the wastage of time, energy and money. It will results in improved safety and increased profit to the clients, which is the ultimate aim of any industry.