There is no wonder that the cost of the construction industry to touch the sky when the entire field is hitting the roof with an increase in price. However, the design teams and building contractors are always looking out for cutting down the amount in every aspect of construction. They adopt many new technologies that can help them reduce the cost. One such effort is the emergence of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
BIM and conflict resolution: CAD vs. BIM
BIM consulting has proven useful tool and offers many advantages in the construction industry, including the cost reduction. To understand BIM better, you can link that to the CAD tool. BIM provides stronger design atmosphere, and it is entirely integrated across all the design aspects and saves money in designing and construction stages of the project.
CAD is fundamentally an automated version of the old 2D flat drawings. Separate drawings are generated and are programmed to make the 3D model. However, the changes will always remain the 2D models. When the changes are incorporated in 3D, possibilities for more error happen. But BIM minimizes the error, and hence the cost is reduced.
Advantages offered by BIM in reducing cost
- Complete integration: Every design discipline operates on the identical electronic model and not individually. This will lead to the creation of changes in the single control. Therefore, it saves avoids the design conflict, prevents utilization twice and let the entire design team access the changes and the outcomes.
- Reduction in design modification: Most of the design work consumes more time in the redesign phase to match the customer need. BIM has dramatically reduced this time as there is no need to change individually and modification in one part will reflect on the other automatically.
- Reduction in the Construction Changes and Modification: When the issues are identified during the design stage itself, it becomes easy to change and this construction work needs not to require any modification. This will save enormous
- Enhance the Productivity: Due to the complete integration involved in the BIM process, the productivity improves within the engineering and the architectural. The work is well-defined and structured. Every change is reflected across the team, and this will help the team to work more efficiently thus increasing the productivity.
- Improve Communication: when all the design experts work on the same model, they can exchange their views. This leads to a healthy communication and learns more in a constructive way to produce the best outcome.
- Data Input Time Reduces: The BIM model will store the entire relevant information about the building’s design and allows access to the information and also let that to be utilized in different places and documents.
- Detailed Project Information: Apart from storing the design information BIM also stores details of the cost and schedule. This will pave the way to improve the information flow and thus decreases the errors. In turn, this will help to keep the correction cost minimum.
All these points will stand to support BIM in reducing the cost. When the complexity and size of the project increases, BIM will offer more chances for savings by eliminating the error to the more considerable extent possible.