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Benefits of BIM Modeling to Building Construction Project

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Building Information Modeling aka BIM, as a 3D model-based process, has proved its worth by helping architecture, estimators, designers, project managers, and subcontractors, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals’ to efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and structures. Increased adoption of BIM is bound to make construction companies operate more profitably.

Let’s understand some of the sophisticated technical aspects of BIM that benefit building construction projects.

Clash Detection:

When building elements of different models occupy the same space a clash occurs. It can be geometric, scheduled base or changes/updates not made to drawings. Use BIM for clash detection and resolution of discrepancies to make necessary changes.


Reviewing and monitoring constructability of any construction projects becomes more than convenient with help of BIM.

4D & 5D BIM modelling:

Engineers can evaluate the progress of a construction project to have a clear understanding of the project phases with the use of 4D BIM modeling. Contractors use 5D modeling for model-based quantity take-offs and estimating of projects and determine the lowest cost solution. BIM also helps with model-based construction simulation of several alternatives for a construction project. It helps in reliably predicting the consequences of their decisions.

Building Information Modeling analysis:

BIM actively helps them find better solutions including change of materials and orientation, mass and space, etc. Engineers and designers are empowered by BIM with better visual analysis of buildings for better decision making, right from energy consumption details to optimum lighting conditions.

All these sophisticated technical aspects of BIM result in enlisted benefits for any and every construction project:

  • Cost: BIM positively reduces overall project construction costs.
  • Time: BIM facilitates coordination and collaboration saving a lot of time on the construction project to meet delivery deadlines.
  • Quality: Construction project quality improvement due to more accurate designs and integration of sustainability features, which are growing as a key driver of demand.

BIM has succeeded in reducing both the transaction costs and error rates. With increasing awareness and adoption of BIM by construction project management teams, attention is now focused on how BIM can be used effectively on more and more projects. BIM plays a key role in advancing collaborative and integrated team working through Integrated Project Delivery. It is by looking at the wider picture and understanding what BIM means for project design and delivery the project benefits of BIM will be realized.