I don’t need BIM for clash detection and risk analysis. Why should I invest a fortune when the benefits against it will only be in fringes?
I can very well use the conventional methods for finding and resolving the possibility of conflicts. We are only taking about possibilities after all.
Dec 22, 2014 -- Clashes during a construction project are unavoidable, however it is said that introducing BIM at an early stage; helps mitigate most of the possible conflicts and clashes. Further, BIM helps reduce the impact of a conflict and find quick resolution to clashes that might occur during the course of construction. Now why is it important to resolve clashes and mitigate risks?
BIM For Clash Detection And Risk Mitigation
The Following Pointers Summarize Why You Will Need BIM Clash Detection And Risk Mitigation
- Liabilities reduce and the possibility of litigation cases also reduce
- The possibility of tarred company reputation due to clashes and conflicts on site, that might result in loss of life and property is reduced
- Project runs as per schedule, time delays and cost overruns are avoided
- The extra managerial and administrative expenses are curbed
- Costs of Rework and relocation of manpower, machinery, and materials is controlled
If all these benefits are not enough read on to know how else you can add value to your project by using BIM. You can sure bet your bottom dollar on BIM, but only when highly accurate information is leveraged and played up to your strengths.
Undoubtedly you feel that you need to invest more than you can save for clash detection in BIM. However, this is not true.
BIM is a comprehensive approach to building design. It not only helps you detect and resolve clashes but also helps schedule projects, manage costs, introduce energy efficiency and higher sustainability and further also facilitate better management of the building after it is occupied.
Moreover Building Information Modeling also provides a complete and detailed documentation of a building, and imparts support in planning repair and renovation activities. When I weigh all these benefits and amount of money I can save across all the stages of construction and after that, these benefits offset and then outweigh the investment made in developing BIM.
BIM Is Costly If Used Only For Design And Effective Visualization Purposes!
Who says, you have to use BIM for only that. Use BIM to streamline and provide a comprehensive support to your construction project, and effective visualizations are the fringe benefits. Although they lie at the core of effective management, because they help you easily view project, easily understand the loopholes, and make informed changes to mitigate the pitfalls.
As technology adoption increases, the cost of technology will decrease, and hence it will empower developers with higher accuracy and faster execution. We have after all, merely scratched the surface when it comes to what benefits BIM can provide. It is time now for professionals to take the plunge and explore the whole new world of BIM.
About the Author: Gaurang Trivedi is engineering consultant at TrueCADD. Besides, donning multiple hats, as a website manager and marketing in charge, he also oversees the editorial content, coordinating and managing the website, its news sections, blogs and social media promotions as well.