Building Information Modeling
BIM and CAD services to Architectural, Mechanical, Structural, MEP, Facade industries for Architects, Engineers, Builders, General Contractors
Building Information Modeling Services
Advenser provides BIM modeling services to Engineers, General and specialty contractors, fabricators, building owners and architects. We provide Architectural BIM, Structural BIM, Steel detailing, MEP BIM and Facade BIM services.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building. BIM is continuously emerging as the most feasible and reliable option available in the construction industry. With the advent of BIM, building design, construction and management has become an easier and cost effective task than ever before.
The various benefits of BIM are:
» Enhanced visualization
» Higher productivity enabled by easy retrieval of information
» Better coordination of construction documents (CD set)
» Effective sharing of information, value-addition and reuse
» Embedment and linking of vital information such as information of vendors, specific component materials, details and quantities required for estimation and tender
» Improved delivery
» Reduction in costs
» Automation of assembly – digital product data may be used in downstream processes and for be utilized for manufacturing/assembling structural systems
» Improved customer service – by a better understanding caused by accurate visualization.
» Improved Facility management by utilization of building Lifecycle data – requirements, design, construction and operational
The usage of BIM extends beyond the planning and design phase of the project, beyond the building life cycle. It improves all related processes too including cost management, construction management, project management and facility management. BIM provides the potential for a virtual information model to be handed from Design Team (architects, surveyors, consulting engineers, and others) to Contractor and Subcontractors and then to the Owner, each adding their own additional discipline-specific knowledge and tracking of changes to the single model. The result greatly reduces the information loss that occurs when a new team takes “ownership” of the project as well as in delivering extensive information to owners of complex structures far beyond that which they are currently accustomed to having.
BIM produces construction documents that resemble those created by 2D CAD Drafting, but are done much faster and contain information about structure, quantities, materials and other data that can be used in both — the construction and management of a building. Using BIM, designers can analyze the building design in detail and locate human errors, if any. The basic difference between 3D CAD model and a BIM is that, 3D CAD model is to people VISUALIZE how a building will look, while BIM provides detailed & comprehensive information about how the functioning of a building.
BIM can greatly decrease errors made by design team members as well as the construction team (Contractors and Subcontractors) by allowing the use of conflict detection where the computer actually informs team members about parts of the building in conflict or clashing, and through detailed computer visualization of each part in relation to the total building. As computers and software become more capable of handling more building information, this will become even more pronounced than it is in current design and construction projects. This error reduction is a great part of cost savings realized by all members of a project. Reduction in time required to complete construction directly contributes to the cost savings numbers as well. It’s important to realize that this decrease can only be accomplished if the models are sufficiently developed in the Design Development phase.
BIM also provides adequate information for building performance analysis and evaluation, which is of vital importance for sustainable building design. BIM provides accurate and extremely reliable information about the building, the structure, the materials used, etc. including green aspects such as energy efficiency and day lighting.
The 3D coordination can be started right after the model is created to ensure that any same space interference (hard clash) or clearance clash (soft clash) conflicts are resolved. After the completion of collaboration tasks like MEP coordination, specialty contractor can then use this BIM Model to prefabrication. Walls, rooms and houses can be prefabricated with roughed mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) components. Final MEP connections can be made once the prefabricated components are assembled onsite. BIM enables an integrated project delivery and thus sharing of risk and reward by all parties involved.
BIM enables coordination between casework installers and MEP contractors. Pipe manufacturer could use BIM to gather coordinated piping locations, lengths and sizes for its fabrication software as long as the interoperability is possible. This allows in-wall drops including hot, cold, drain/vent, vacuum, etc. to be prefabricated.