BIM 3D OR HOW TO COMMUNICATE THE DESIGN INTENT.

BIM 3D - PARAMETRIC DATA IN A COLLABORATIVE MODEL

BIM revolves around an integrated data model from which various stakeholders such as Architects, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, MEP System Engineers, Builders, Manufacturers and Project Owners can extract and generate views and information according to their needs. 3D BIM's visualizations capabilities enables participants to not only see the building in three dimensions before ground is ever broken, but also to automatically update these views along the project life cycle, from earliest conception to demolition. BIM 3D helps participants to manage their multidisciplinary collaboration more effectively in modelling and analysing complex spatial and structural problems. Furthermore because accurate data can be collected along the project life cycle, and stored in the Building Information Model, new value can be added to predictive models allowing to resolve issues proactively.

Benefits 

1. Improved visualization of the project, communication of design intent

2. Improved multidisciplinary collaboration

3. Reduced rework

 





4D CAD OR WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SCHEDULE IN CASE OF PROJECT CHANGES.

SCHEDULING

4D-BIM (four-dimensional building information modelling) is used for construction site planning related activities. The fourth dimension of BIM allows participants to extract and visualize the progress of their activities through the lifetime of the project.

The utilization of 4D-BIM technology can result in improved control over conflict detection or over the complexity of changes occurring during the course of a construction project. 4D BIM provides methods for managing and visualizing site status information, change impacts as well as supporting communication in various situations such as informing site staff or warning about risks.

Benefits
Integrating BIM with 4D CAD simulation models bring benefits to participants in terms of planning optimization.
Builders and manufacturers can optimize their construction activities and team coordination.



 





5D CAD OR WHAT HAPPENS TO THE COST IN CASE OF PROJECT CHANGES.

ESTIMATING

5D-BIM (fifth-dimensional building information modelling) is used for budget tracking and cost analysis related activities. The fifth dimension of BIM associated with 3D and 4D (Time) allows participants to visualize the progress of their activities and related costs over time.

The utilization of 5D-BIM technology can result in a greater accuracy and predictability of project's estimates, scope changes and materials, equipment or manpower changes. 5D BIM provides methods for extracting and analysing costs, evaluating scenarios and changes impacts.

Benefits
Integrating BIM with 5D CAD simulation models enables the development of more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable constructions.

 






6D CAD OR HOW TO OPTIMIZE THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION.

SUSTAINABILITY

6D-BIM (sixth-dimensional building information modelling) helps perform energy consumption analyses. 

The utilization of 6D-BIM technology can result in more complete and accurate energy estimates earlier in the design process. It also allows for measurement and verification during building occupation, and improved processes for gathering lessons learned in high performance facilities.

Benefits
Integrating BIM with 6D CAD simulation models leads to an overall reduction in energy consumption.

 






7D CAD OR HOW TO MANAGE ASSETS LIFE CYCLE.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

7D-BIM (seventh-dimensional building information modelling) is used by managers in the operation and maintenance of the facility throughout its life cycle. The seventh dimension of BIM allows participants to extract and track relevant asset data such as component status, specifications, maintenance/operation manuals, warranty data etc.

The utilization of 7D-BIM technology can result in easier and quicker parts replacements, optimized compliance and a streamlined asset life cycle management over time. 7D BIM provides processes for managing subcontractor/supplier data and facility component through the entire facility life cycle.

Benefits
Integrating BIM with 7D CAD simulation models optimizes asset management from design to demolition.