Can Facility Managers Survive Without BIM?


Pre-construction and construction stages across a buildings lifecycle are vastly influenced by BIM. This influence is gradually spreading onto other stages and areas of a building design and construction project – especially the operational stages. This has made it mandatory for facility managers to brace up and be ready for the modern technology influenced methods of working.

This widespread use of BIM across the construction lifecycle is only logical, because it not only brings about cost and time efficiencies to a project but is also responsible for enabling streamlined processes, less liabilities, high quality, better coordination and higher collaboration. Besides, in UK, the government has made use of level 2 BIM mandatory by 2016, the Dubai municipality has also mandated the use of BIM for large scale construction projects, and Australia is also mulling over the BIM mandate, and will possibly pass it soon.

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BIM Enabled Energy Performance Evaluation and Green Building Design


Nonrenewable sources of energy are dwindling at a fast rate; this poses as a grave concern for the construction industry and it is exceedingly important to use energy in a responsible manner. Today, buildings are considered the major energy guzzlers, as they require huge amounts of energy for heating, cooling, lighting etc.

The concept of green building design thus, germinated from the dire need to reduce nonrenewable energy consumption in buildings without compromising on occupant comfort.

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Introducing Smart Construction Practices with Building Information Modeling Efficacies


The global market for construction support services using BIM is evolving and expanding. Building information modeling enables us to bring in efficiency in terms of quality, cost and time to a project. It is instrumental in enabling implementation of various processes such as visualization, design, coordination & collaboration and simulation during construction.

Armed with virtual design and construction capabilities, contractors can ensure that productivity increases while on site risks and liabilities decrease.

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Cost Estimation in Construction Using BIM


Cost estimation with BIM also known as BIM 5D can be done by connecting a 3D model to an estimation database (a 5D cost library).  Higher level of details can be applied to these estimates at various stages of the project.

3D models are fed with multi dimensional objects and related information about the elements of these objects - for example, the quantity and specification details.

Here, in BIM, the information about each element is associated with the corresponding geometry. Any change in the design, leads to change in geometry and hence the associated information also instantly changes (updates).

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BIM for Real Estate Developers – A Collaborative Approach


The construction sector in UK, Australia and UAE is increasingly adopting BIM for large scale and complex projects for both buildings and infrastructural facilities.

Building information modeling is not just a fad, and has time and again proved to be a technology expedited process that helps improve project collaboration and productivity.

A construction project includes several activities like project planning, site survey, quantity takeoff, construction scheduling, MEP design, analysis and verification of building energy consumption, construction etc. These activities are just the tip of the ice berg. Building development projects have lot of activities going on simultaneously and in succession.

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