“The (im)possibilities of BIM” a serie of articles in which we will explore the opportunities BIM offers for the traditional construction industry as well as prejudices and presumptions which prevent the utilization and rapid development of BIM as a powerful and useful tool.
Part 1. Can BIM oil the wheels?
Building Information Modelling, colloquially known as BIM, is process where information flows are linked to a digital twin of a building. The digital twin is a three-dimensional model of the building. This model can have several levels of detail where the highest includes everything in the building including but not limited to: the civil construction, the electrical and mechanical installations and even the furniture. All physical and functional properties of a building can be represented in the digital twin.
The digital twin forms a shared knowledge base containing all information related to the building. This harmonisation of information flows serves as a reliable basis for decision making throughout the entire life-cycle of the building.
Is BIM a tool fort he future?
Quite a number of companies are either supported or lead utilizing the BIM Loket methods, and see BIM as an important tool for the future. On the other hand, there are even more companies that lack this progression, and forward thinking mindset. Some of these reasons include: Lack of projects where this is an issue, lack of knowledge on either the guiding or the executive level, lack of a vision or strategy for the implementation of BIM and the lack of a BIM protocol.
These are all valid reasons for why progressive and useful BIM infrastructures have not been implemented in companies construction and management processes. This is Unfortunate, as we at MareVisie believe that it is the ‘lime oil’ that is so badly needed in construction and maintenance projects globally.
With BIM as a digital representation of all physical and functional characteristics of a building, it serves as a reliable basis for decision-making throughout the building’s life cycle. See it as a sustainable investment that will benefit you for a long time.