What is BIM
BIM is a work methodology that allows managing the building design and essential project data centralized in a virtual model throughout the building’s useful life cycle.
Why to use BIM
It enables stakeholders involved in a construction process to design, construct and operate a building in a collaborative process, providing centralized information for the management of the complete construction life cycle.
It provides greater efficiency in the design, execution and exploitation of solutions in a functional, sustainable and optimized from an economic point of view.
It allows greater control, increasing productivity thanks to automation in data extraction. Analysis of energy consumption demand can be carried out and proposals for improvement can be simulated.
It enables the evaluation of alternatives and proposals for design improvements and reduces construction, operation and maintenance costs. It allows estimating costs and footage with greater precision in the information and greater agility in the face of changes.
Improvement in the understanding of the client and the resolution of doubts about the project and its constructability. Higher quality information is delivered, information generated during the construction process in a structured way, with greater guarantees and with the appropriate format to be used in decision-making throughout the entire process.
Likewise, this information may be used in the maintenance and operation phase, reducing management costs and inadequate or redundant information. Maintenance management is automated and incidents and emergencies are recorded in the model.
BIM is developing in Uruguay in an increasingly favorable way and opening opportunities to clients at an international level.
BIM in Uruguay
One of the main advantages of BIM is collaborative work. Through a single platform, the different agents involved in the construction process can work in the same tool, integrating and sharing information in real time.
BIM has changed the way of working, making remote work possible. Management processes have been modified, which reduce costs and are more efficient.
In our country there are highly trained professionals at an international level who currently provide outsourcing services on a regular basis to different parts of the world.
The public sectors, through government policies, and the private sectors are working in a coordinated manner to accelerate the implementation processes of the BIM methodology. This is seen as a favorable aspect to position the country competitively in the use of the short-term methodology.
In turn, in 2018 BIM Forum Uruguay was officially launched as an organization. Its purpose is to promote and accelerate the process of adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology in the country through research, dissemination and training activities in the construction industry both in the public sector, in the private sector and in academia.
We are an incipient company, in constant growth and training.
As CEO of the study, I am currently studying the Master in BIM Management and integrated design for the University of Barcelona through Gestor Energético Econova and the IL3 Continuous Training Institute.
Represent the company Gestor Energético in Uruguay regarding the advice of the Master in BIM Management and Integrated Design as well as the Postgraduate in BIM Management.
We are members of BIM Forum Uruguay and we are constantly participating in BIM training events both locally and internationally.
We use BIM as a methodology in all projects that enter the study for the execution of executive documentation and information management. In addition, we provide BIM consulting services to local companies, which are mainly owners and see the benefits obtained through the implementation of the methodology and how their productivity increases.
We are beginning to work internationally in strategic alliances with architecture studios and companies from Barcelona and the region regarding advice on the implementation and start-up of BIM.