Productivity benefits with the use of BIM
The vast majority of companies that analyze the use of BIM in construction, highlight that its massive adoption will be a transforming factor in sector productivity.
There is a broad consensus among specialists that the implementation of BIM supposes in the present, and will suppose in the future, a significant improvement over the productivity standards of the sector.
It is a reorientation of work methodologies, trying to achieve greater consistency in the information and in the links between the various actors in the sector.
Achieve greater efficiency and better quality throughout the project life cycle. This requires intense coordination between all those involved in it.
The purpose of this is that decision making is substantially less expensive (in terms of efforts), before reaching the construction stage.
Improve the standards to improve quality
In other words, BIM proposes to improve the standards of the sector through dedicating greater efforts to planning, planning more to execute better.
In contrast to the traditional methodology, BIM as a methodology involves a redistribution of efforts, increasing the load of tasks in the early phases in order to have a higher and better quality of information that allows better decisions to be made.
BIM as a data base
For this, from the information perspective, the most radical change is that the project is now conceived as a large database that is crystallized in the so-called BIM model.
This database is structured in such a way as to enable the automation of consultation, analysis and update procedures in the event of modifications, among others.
Instead of objects with specific geometry and properties, the BIM model is made up of objects defined by parameters and rules whose configurations will make it possible, among other things, to give them a geometric shape.
In other words, the BIM model replaces the traditional model structured around drawings and specifications, with another structured around data that allows the advances in ICTs to be used much more intensively, resulting in an improvement in execution performance. of the various tasks around the execution, development and planning of the project.
A central point of its structure is that regardless of who originated the data, they are associated, in such a way that what is preserved as a principle is the cohesion of the project information, guaranteeing that what is reported in a part is considered in another, while its update is automated.
This is essential to guarantee the consistency of the information available at the time of starting the execution of the work.
Source: BIM and the improvement of sector productivity- Argentine Chamber of Construction