Digital construction: an overview of BIM

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Traditionally architects, engineers and contractors would have to go through tons of paperwork while working on a construction project, which is always an ‘opportunity’ for mistakes to be made, and costs time, effort and money. With BIM all of these irritating problems can be avoided.

If Building Information Modelling is in use, all information, changes and adaptations will be shared electronically. This makes it a lot easier for both designers to create the 3D visualisations of the building and for contractors to actually build it. If an issue arises along the working process all the details would be shared online and the whole problem can be quickly resolved.

Overall, with the use of digital advancements the construction costs can be reduced, time saved and mistakes avoided. Since everything is held electronically, it can then be easily given to the client and used in the building management in the future. No need to find those long-gone papers.

BIM is key in revolutionising the construction industry. However, it is not as perfect as it sounds. Both construction firms and their clients have to understand that digital colaboration leads to the higher level of efficiency and productivity. This is yet to be achieved by the current world.

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