BIM or Building Information Modelling is a creative 3D-based process that helps to design, detail, and document building systems more efficiently. It provides the project teams with more insights into the designs and constructability while reducing risk and improving outcomes.
BIM involves a 3D CAD program that can examine the placement of ductwork and machinery. It significantly increases the efficiency of engineering design through data unification using standard Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
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Recently, the demand for BIM has increased rapidly, and many countries have started to implement BIM. Countries like Singapore, Austria, Hong Kong, Korea, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Sweden, UK, and United States are already having a compulsory mandate for the use of BIM in the public sector.
Countries like Scotland, Qatar, Mexico, and Peru are following up on the process. However, this is not the case in India. In India, as compared to these countries, the adoption rate of BIM is quite slow.
In India, the implementation of BIM has many opportunities as the Indian Market is the largest and fastest-growing construction industry. Many big projects in India have been undertaken using BIM and its related methodologies.
The following are a few projects that have been constructed using BIM:
The following are the four distinct phases of BIM Application:
BIM is suitable for all "Built Environment" components and can be implemented from small to large scale. Some of them are as follows:
The following types of software are used to execute various tasks in BIM:
We can divide the job roles of BIM engineers into three distinct categories depending on their work in the organization.
Entry-level engineers help to create virtual designs, analyze models, resolve clashes in the models, and can also work as technical support in a specialist role.
Senior-level engineers are the bridge between top-level management and the entry-level people. They are responsible for the complete project.
The top management guys are the people who give direction to the project and relay them to the project manager. They are usually in charge of developing new talent, and handle decision-making tasks like new tool requirements, upgrading of platforms, and acquiring new machinery.
The design is the blueprint for the entire construction. Unlike the traditional approach where the designer has to perform every minute detail, BIM uses automation tasks to help the designer perform non-essential tasks, thus moving on to a more semi-automatic mode.
The design is separated into two jobs based on their work approach.
In generative design, we provide high-end goals and constraints and select the parameters for evaluation of the problem. The computer takes in the input and produces us with a series of possible solutions. We can later evolve the design and select the best outcome.
The following tools and techniques have a massive impact as an emerging trend in the design industry.
They are commonly used for spatial planning and program layout. It also makes use of techniques like shape grammar, shortest path algorithm, and the Voronoi algorithm. The software that handles these processes is Revit and Rhinoceros, with add-ons and plug-ins like Grasshopper and Voronoi Galapagos.
They deal with geo-climatic factors, energy and environmental impact, work style design, and more. In addition to Revit and Rhinoceros, Autocad is also one of the essential tools. The plug-ins mainly deal with project fractals and building analysis. They use multi-objective generating algorithms (MOGA).
BIM has proven its success in many areas of the world. Different countries are using this revolutionary technology to create wonders, cut down costs, and improve productivity and efficiency. As such, it's worth considering making a career in one of the best and most promising engineering sectors today.
To get into the BIM domain, you should possess the following qualities:
The second installation of the introductory session on BIM offers a basic idea of the importance of BIM as an emerging role all over the world, with India following suit in this major trend.
BIM is creating various opportunities that were not available in the first place. To make the most of the job roles open to you as well as appreciate BIM's applications around the world, a hands-on course in the subject is paramount.
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