Here’s How BIM Is Helping the AEC Industry

Inside a computer servers roomThe wonders of technology are penetrating all industries, including the agricultural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry through a process known as building information modelling (BIM). Many companies such as PhiCubed use BIM as a major component of their business processes.

This process allows you to generate and manage the physical representations of a building or structure using a digital image. Here is a look at how that is been helping AEC better its processes.

1. It saves time and labour costs.

The drawing tools used in BIM are faster than those used in 2D, saving time. The model is shared and it saves labour costs as the need for rework is decreased. Also, since you can save the model in a database, updates are automatically added, making its progress faster.

2. It gives more options.

There are some simulation tools out there today that can help you visualise the effects of external factors on a structure, such as the energy performance of a building or the effect of sunlight through seasonal changes.

The software analyses these and many other factors so you can use the right knowledge with the right rules as you create your model.

3. It captures reality.

3D has always been more fun than 2D. Through features such as digital elevation and aerial imagery, all angles of your model are more visible, making it easier to streamline your project development.

4. It encourages collaboration.

You cannot do many of the software’s functions with a regular drawing set. Most of these functions share input on different aspects of the project. Because it is easier to contribute ideas as the model evolves, collaboration through different departments becomes easier as well.

These are just some of the benefits of BIM that increase the efficiency of work among organisations and give more accurate visuals in project deliveries. If your business is not using this yet, now is the best time to invest in it.