• Kiran Nair

12 Key Benefits of Architectural 3D BIM Modelling

Architectural BIM Services used by architects. Architects generally use BIM process to smoothen their workflow. It helps them throughout different construction phases right  from the initial concept design stage to the documentation process. BIM facilitates construction as it coordinates multiple disciplines with ease thereby reducing erors and wastage of resources.
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In today’s evolving era Architectural 3D BIM modeling is a process to represent the building infrastructure digitally by employing the 3-dimensional building information modeling tool. These models are generated focusing on the requirement of the client, the stage of the construction project, and the reason behind this model development. When a firm brings this switch for their construction project there is a great number of perks, they derive throughout the life cycle of the project. Some of the key advantages are:

  1. Interactive System: It is a responsive, dynamic, and interactive tool which is superior to the 3D CAD programs that are little more superior to the traditional drafting software. This smart modeling system identifies any of the changes done and applies them across all the sets of drawings instantaneously thereby becoming beneficial in saving time and resources.

  2. Flexibility and Consistency: With flexible features to BIM software it allows the architects, consultants, and engineers to perform changes at any time if needed. These modifications will be reflected instantly, bringing consistency to the entire project. Not just that, the older versions of the data files are also saved for reference if need be.

  3. BIM 3D Visualization: With Architectural rendering, the models can be visualized in a virtual space that gives about a better understanding of what the final structure would look like. This walk-through does not just provide a real-life scenario but overcomes the challenge of bringing all the stakeholders on the same page on how the outcome will be. These 3D animations and visualization capabilities brought about by turning 2D drawings into reality models will enable a client to have a 3D view with real effects which the 2D fails to offer. On one side this brings a virtual tour of the infrastructure for the client before it is built and on the other side, the architects and developers get a better understanding of every floor, landscapes, elevations, critical areas, etc. These visualizations enhance the overall execution of the construction phase.

  4. Reduction in Errors and Change Orders: With the ability of Clash Detection and Coordination, the architectural model is well coordinated with other models, like that of structural BIM services, MEP model. If any interferences occur the model detects and resolves it in the pre-construction stage itself which means, there are minimal to no errors during the on-site construction process. When the mistakes are identified at the initial designing phase the construction goes by efficiently and in a more coordinated manner

  5. Improves Equipped Efficiency and Costing: In the initial design phase itself, 3D visualization finds errors and hindrances in the design, which means the change orders are reduced at the construction phase. Since lesser money is spent on fixing errors and redoes the overall costing is reduced. Apart from this, the operational efficiency among the developers, investors, contractors, etc. is enhanced as they are on the same page having approved of the 3D visuals of the end-result.

  6. On-point Measurements: With Architectural BIM services there is precise input of the dimensions that will make the designs accurate and realistic to be finished, while earlier these dimensions were only used to draw accurate lines. This entire process saves a lot of time. The different views from varied angles can be watched with visualization capabilities even before a single rock is placed on the construction site. Given this, the customers have the leeway to not just view but move and modify the arrangement of the items or objects as per their need of size, space, etc. With a 3D design layout, there is a depiction of the physical measurements of the items/objects and their distance concerning other items.

  7. Spatial Awareness: Like the aesthetics of a construction project mean a lot, so do the spatial requirements and arrangements for an infrastructure. With BIM one can investigate the work from different perspectives and angles and get an in-depth and accurate idea of the space being designed quickly (with a few clicks of a button). The overall space is well observed and utilized as per the need of the client.

  8. Accountability maintenance: With BIM modeling services every record is diligently kept in the Software so that there is no need for manual records. The BIM process aims at maintaining histories of the files in detail, like making a note of who modified which file and when. So, when there is a conflict between two people as to who made the changes that information is easily available or when there is a file being corrupted the earlier version of it is saved and returned to. With such features, there is enhanced transparency and reliability brought to the project and among every stakeholder.

  9. Enhanced Collaboration and minimal information loss: Earlier the traditional 2D designs had to come up with clear and accurate instructions to decode design information and so if any faults or mistakes come up in them, there would be a lot of miscommunication and errors in the overall construction process. But having 3D models these instructions are represented visually and graphically which brings about more clarity and accuracy among all the stakeholders involved. With the enhanced collaboration and coordination there is minimal to no loss of information.

  10. Improved Coordination with Clients: Tangible times like now it is hard for clients to remain elusive, more so with construction projects which involve big time and money. With investing huge amounts in their building projects, clients do not want to remain passive and so they wish to be at a space where they are in knowledge of every proceeding in terms of schedules, deadlines, costing, materials, etc. For such a thing BIM is a one-stop solution to onboard clients in the same arena as other departments. With this, the client has complete control, provides instant feedback, and is an active decision-maker thereby bringing about better coordination with the whole team.

  11. Developed Credibility: It is a known practice that BIM services enhance collaboration and efficient communication for large- or small-scale projects which imply a lot more credibility than any other traditional means. Since the efficiency and effectiveness are improved throughout the life cycle of the building, organizations can use it to onboard clients with it.

  12. Enhanced Productive marketing: Due to increased demand for BIM for architectural and construction projects and the benefits that are derived, there is increased usage of it for business. The overall sales can be improvised by visually depicting the building.

Having understood some of the prime benefits of Architectural BIM Modelling services, there are some numbers which bring clarity and support the switch to the world of BIM, these are:

Why switch to BIM?

  • Nearly 52% reduction in interference and rework during the construction process.

  • Nearly 20% reduction in build cost for building owners.

  • 33% reduction in the overall construction and operational cost for the lifespan of the structure.

  • Almost 40% reduction is reduced which means the outcomes are predicted accurately.

  • Quality of the construction is enhanced by almost 50%

  • Performance of the finished building is improved by nearly 35%

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