BIM: Why It Matters So Much

  You might have heard the term BIM, either in our articles, in passing, in a conversation, or maybe you use BIM on your construction projects. In the last decade, a lot of changes have been on the horizon in the construction sector. The digitalization of the industry, and constant update on new ways to get and use data on the market. The most popular has to be Building Information Modelling (BIM). Some of our readers are not yet BIM enabled, and not considering implementing BIM in their operations in the near future. I don’t think this article will change the way you do business, let’s be realistic, but I hope that it will make you consider planning to implement the technology. Building Smarter Building Information Modelling  is , in essence, a methodology. It is a method of communication present throughout the building process, from the pre-construction phase, to the post-construction services. In its ideal form, it seeks to eliminate the need for Requests for Information (RFIs).  It

What is BIM, and why should you start using it now


The benefits of using 3D construction models to save on cost and time while working safer and smarter.

Cost saving, enhanced team communication, quality control, and safety. Those are all the benefits that can be yours, not tomorrow, but today. Nowadays, building design and construction have long been costing contractors a lot of money from mistakes and disorganization. This is why we need to talk to you about BIM: Building Information Modeling.

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a system designed to capture and exchange digital information about a building throughout its life cycle. BIM’s primary focus is how buildings are designed, constructed, maintained, operated, and decommissioned. A BIM tool allows architects, designers, engineers, and contractors to accurately represent a project throughout its life cycle using three-dimensional software models. You can then synchronize the said project with other relevant data collected during the project design and construction.

BIM tools are rapidly becoming the industry standard in the architectural and construction industries, and companies are taking notice. The BuildingSMART Alliance reports that more than 7,000 firms are now using BIM software to aid in their projects, with an estimated 20 percent increase in BIM adoption over the next two years predicted. But what exactly are the benefits of BIM?

What are the benefits of using BIM?

Let me now show you the benefits that BIM can bring to you, no matter what part you are taking in a said project:

  1. Cost savings – By having access to perfect models and real-time changes, you will lower the amount of on-site rework you have to do and speed up processes.
  1. Collaboration – Users have access to a central library containing all project documentation so they can collaborate freely while working in multiple locations throughout their day or across various projects, seeing all changes made in real-time.
  1. Quality control – Software helps control schedules, coordinate subcontractors and suppliers, and manage change requests more effectively than ever before. 
  1. Safety – By embedding safety data into these models, people can assess potential risks better beforehand and avoid expensive mistakes down the road.

Why is BIM the solution for you?

BIM solves several of your biggest problems as a builder, architect, or property manager. The main reason people adopt BIM today is because it creates and manages an entire building as one digital model. This means that anyone can review every decision you make in 3D at any time on any device. No more flying blind into construction projects with unknown costs, delays, and scheduling surprises.

With BIM technologies on your side of the court, you will be able to handle these problems quickly. You will be able to optimize every part of the building process from the conception and design by helping you put all the details and ideas into a 3D model, to the procurement of material by being able to see precisely what is needed for which part and finally, the actual construction; using hardware and BIM software merging together to bring time and construction cost savings. Also, facilitate communication between your team and be better organized and safer by being on the same page with everyone, knowing exactly all the changes made at specific times. 

For example, let’s take the FramR, which is one tool that uses BIM. It utilizes 3D modeling to accurately project construction plans directly on the floors and ceilings, boosting construction layout by up to ten times. You get a return on investment, and your profit margin will finally be more significant. You can see now how BIM can be practical to use! By understanding why BIM is the choice to make, you can easily understand why the choice to innovate is to switch to BIM Technologies. Are you ready to make the step forward?