The Need for Building Information Modeling for Engineers
Guest post on March 18, 2014 by Steward Hudson:
In the electrical engineering industry today, new technologies are being brought to optimize power distribution systems and an overall improvement in the operations of a business. The new technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM), is a relatively new concept that most people are still unclear about.
BIM is a smart process that inculcates technology and software to create flawless building designs and to highlight and solve errors in the initial stage of the building process. This is to ensure that when the electrical system is designed, it is flawless and glitch free.
The BIM process enables you to stay a step ahead of problems, clashes and issues related to the design of buildings. This also helps to decrease risk, improve energy inefficiencies and create better planning models. When working with BIM, here are some benefits of Building Information Modeling:
The BIM model gives a visual display of the building to be constructed. The graphic display is in 3D, 4D and now even 5D. This allows engineers to have a better look at problems, analyze the problems from different angles, and create effective solutions for the issues at hand.
The BIM allows designers to enhance the efficiency and create buildings that are free of errors. The ability of this intelligent software allows you to detect possible errors beforehand, which optimizes the operations and decreases reconstruction time. It omits errors and thus enables engineers to save time and improve efficiency in delivering the project.
More Value and Quality
Since the BIM enables designers to detect problems, issues and wastage prior to construction, in the development phase, it enables engineers to increase the value and the overall lifecycle of the building. The constant monitoring through the 4D BIM model gives advantage to the designers.
Less Wastage and More Saving
This model facilitates businesses and construction sites to waste less time, material and their skills, and save more time and enhance resources. With the help of BIM, designers are able to know what is required for the job, and when; therefore they are able to allocate resources accordingly.
The Future of Business Information Modeling
BIM is essentially very beneficial for engineers who construct buildings, and engineers who are involved too. This enables all the resources employed to improve efficiency, save time, cut costs and improve the quality of the entire lifecycle of the building. The future of BIM depends on how organizations adopt to the new technology, software and information to create more efficient and smart buildings. The only reason why BIM may not last in the future can be the inability of organizations and resources to adopt the changing technologies that come with it with the passage of time.
Steward Hudson is a researcher/blogger with experience writing for multiple industries including health, energy, finance, and more. He currently writes for Electrical Engineering Company NY “Current Solutions PC”.