The use of BIM is highly beneficial to end users – and not just in a building’s initial creation; for example, it also ensures generation of a valid data sheet for maintenance. Another benefit of BIM is that it can ensure that large quantities of materials can be readily managed and easily uploaded into an appropriate dimensioned drawing. So a door hardware schedule for a hospital blueprint could potentially take minutes rather than weeks to create.
A few benefits at a glance:
- Fewer errors – Problems are identified at a very early stage of design. At the end, this will reduce costs and expenses for supplements.
- Higher efficiency – Standards for data exchange enable seamless processes and reduced time for adaptations and planning modifications.
- Better design – By using high-resolution visualizations owners can see their building at an very early stage and better judge designs
- Reduced risks – asset managers can enhance operational safety. All information readily available across the entire life cycle
The biggest impact has BIM on the overall construction costs. Following the BIM process leads to a shift in decision making during the planning process. Creating a 3D Building model in advance of the detailed planning process enables the planner to simulate the design and construction process before any action is performed on the site. Any error, any design flaw identified at this stage is much cheaper to eliminate that later in the process.