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6 Advantages Of The BIM System In Engineering Projects

Industry 4.0 and the new configurations of production chains require increasingly intelligent and effective processes and work methods. Productivity, resource optimization, good use of information and joint work are the foundations of these transformations, and organizations that intend to have a long life in the market need to incorporate this dynamic.

BIM (Building Information Modeling), a system used in engineering projects, has applications that meet the concepts of daily practice of industry 4.0 with its new configurations. The system is based on collaboration, information and technology and is becoming a standard required by private and government organizations around the world. Some countries such as the United States, Chile, the Netherlands etc already consider the use of BIM as a requirement in the presentation and execution of projects. 

In addition to automating processes and building a solid database, the BIM system has several other advantages, among which we have selected the top 6. Check out! 

  1. Cost reduction

Optimizing the cost structure of production and project execution is a constant quest in industries, since there is a safe path to profitability and increased competitiveness in the market. By having BIM in construction industry as a compass, organizations can count on a great boost in resource savings.

Among the various possibilities we highlight:

– more effectiveness in estimating production costs;

– execution of tasks in considerably less time;

– reduction of losses and waste along the production chain;

– updated database, which eliminates errors in stock management and purchases, for example.

  1. Greater control of processes in the company

BIM allows you to have a complete mapping of the company’s processes in several areas. Therefore, the management of each phase, the optimization of workflows and even the quality of execution of both operational and strategic demands, among other points of equal importance, become more feasible.

Advantages such as correct sizing of the team, more refined planning of field operations, integration between project stages and ease of locating strategic information are part of the improvements in terms of project management. 

  1. Increased productivity

The use of BIM reduces the execution time of several tasks throughout the project. This is due to both the high efficiency of the database created and the ease of inserting and changing information (when necessary) and the precision that the resources provide to mappings and images.

Added to this, there is also greater ease of locating data and encouraging fluid communication between teams, as we will see later. 

  1. Assistance in reducing environmental impact

The ability to provide and store refined and highly accurate data gives BIM excellent results with regard to environmental impact studies. It is possible to survey, in great detail, the forecast of pollutant emissions, the impact of construction on local communities, changes in the region’s environment and ecosystem, mapping of areas vulnerable to drilling, among others. And so, be aware of how the project affects the environment and how to proceed to make the work more sustainable.

  1. Ease of virtual testing

The ability to carry out tests in a virtual environment, before the construction site, is another positive point of BIM technology in civil construction. Through BIM software programs, it is possible to create a detailed 3D model of the work, close to the final result. The company can assess the chance of errors in order to make the project more accurate and maintain the integrity of the structure.

The ease of visualizing the possibilities before execution also contributes to the development of innovative projects by construction companies, by reducing the costs that would be caused by physical tests.

BIM is capable of creating a very accurate visualization of the work, by lifting all the walls and going through all the stages of the work. The program allows phases to be conceived in a more uncomplicated way as the project progresses. It is also possible to estimate which activities may pose a risk to workers.

The kind of virtual construction also allows estimating possible climate changes and detecting where the measurements were not adequate. The virtual model makes it possible to visualize significant solutions, such as the need for space to open the door of a room.

  1. Enhancement of interaction and teamwork

The BIM system has a collective and interdisciplinary nature. It works as an information binder that serves all sectors of the company and, consequently, is created by all teams. This collective construction encourages a culture of teamwork and promotes a more pleasant organizational climate.

Another positive point of BIM is to promote the integration of all construction processes. In this way, the team can solve any problems faster, with more assertiveness at all stages of the work.

The fields of engineering, architecture, IT, logistics as a whole are the sectors in which the multidisciplinary nature of projects guided by BIM stands out.

The option for the BIM (Building Information Modeling) system brings more organization to the day-to-day of companies, as well as guarantees more consistent, dynamic and qualified processes.These are just some of the many benefits that BIM offers. With these qualities we can deduce that BIM is the future of engineering and a major transformation in the field of civil construction.

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