What is BIM Modeling?

BIM, the short form of Building Information modeling, is a collaborative method of intelligently sharing information between multiple users of same construction project. BIM is responsible for entire construction lifecycle from planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining.

BIM in AEC is of fundamental importance and its implementation is almost inevitable for most of the construction projects. Effective utilization of BIM makes it simpler for coordination and collaboration between different stake holder from architects, engineers, MEP Engineers, developers and owners.

Tenured professionals in the construction business will tell you how difficult it was to coordinate drawings and designs before the evolution of BIM. The overall adoption of BIM helps in faster communication, improved decision making, productivity and improving overall construction lifecycle plan. BIM model works on different models of development. For implementing any BIM model it is important to understand BIM usage of that model.

For construction industry as a whole, the usage of BIM model depends on the exclusive clarity of the stage the construction project has reached. The Load of development (LOD) defines different stages of BIM model. 

 

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  • LOD 100 is a conceiving phase popularly known as conceptualization phase encompassing basic information like area, height, volume, site and orientation.
  • LOD 200 refers to incorporating approximate information involving quantity, size, shape and orientation of buildings basic elements.
  • LOD 300 is a detailed design phase focusing on accuracy. Here every detail of element contributing in building design is taken into account meticulously. This results into better coordination between different engineering involved which makes the probability of challenges to minimal.
  • LOD 350 is inclusive of construction documentation comprising of calculations, budget and construction schedule and cash flow. These are fabrication models bringing a clearer picture of how finished building will look like.
  • Finally, LOD 400 shows a comprehensive model designed to provide support in facility management, operation, and maintenance. Detailed fabrication models are prepared in this stage giving an access to overloaded information about products, systems and processes like fabrication and installation.

BIM modeling actually aligns BIM workflows for manufactures and suppliers for all type of buildings from commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use buildings. If your work demands any of the following listed BIM services then you can get in touch with our experts.

  • BIM architectural and structural services
  • Using Navisworks, clash detection and building conflicting reports
  • Developing BIM ready 3D models for different industries like industrial, healthcare and agriculture construction.
  • BIM 5D modeling estimating costs BOM and BOQ’s
  • With 4D BIM 4D modeling Building construction scheduling and building simulations
  • Revit libraries creation for MEP and HVAC equipment

Every design and construction project has unlimited number of participants, and all of them have infinite interactions. These multidisciplinary construction projects include information that is not necessary for all stakeholders to get involved with. AEC professionals struggle to find out who is responsible for what, in every project? How far does their responsibility go and where does other’s start? BIM is the answer to all these complexities.

 

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