April 21, 2023
Next Level BIM and its Impact on Construction
Have you ever heard of a construction project that was delayed due to lack of communication and coordination between stakeholders? It's not uncommon for such situations to arise in the construction industry. However, the story of the construction of the Sydney Opera House is a perfect example of how miscommunication and lack of coordination can lead to significant delays and cost overruns. The project took over 14 years to complete and went over budget by more than ten times the original estimate. Fast forward to today, and the construction industry has undergone significant transformations, thanks to technology. One such advancement is Next Level BIM – a digital representation of a project that goes beyond just visualization.
What is Next Level BIM?
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of a construction project that enables stakeholders to collaborate and manage information effectively. Next Level BIM includes the fourth dimension (4D), fifth dimension (5D), sixth dimension (6D+), and geographic information system (GIS) capabilities which makes it advanced and revolutionary.
How Does it Work?
Next Level BIM works by incorporating time, cost, sustainability, and location data into the digital representation of the construction project. The fourth dimension (4D) adds the time dimension, allowing stakeholders to visualize the project's progress and schedule. The fifth dimension (5D) adds the cost dimension, enabling stakeholders to estimate and track project costs. The sixth dimension (6D+) adds the sustainability dimension, allowing stakeholders to measure the project's environmental impact. The GIS capabilities add the location dimension, enabling stakeholders to analyze the project's location-specific data.
Benefits of Next Level BIM
The benefits of Next Level BIM are numerous. Firstly, it improves communication and collaboration among stakeholders, leading to better project outcomes. Secondly, it enhances project efficiency, resulting in time and cost savings. Thirdly, it enables better decision-making by providing stakeholders with accurate and up-to-date information. Lastly, it promotes sustainability by allowing stakeholders to assess the environmental impact of the project.
Impact on Construction
Next Level BIM is having a significant impact on the construction industry. It is transforming the way construction projects are planned, designed, executed, and maintained. Next Level BIM is improving project outcomes, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability. As a result, it is becoming increasingly essential for construction companies to adopt this technology to stay competitive.
CTF: A Platform to Learn More
If you want to learn more about Next Level BIM and its impact on the construction industry, then attending CTF is a must. At CTF, a panel of experts will discuss Next Level BIM and its capabilities, benefits, and impacts. By attending CTF, you can network with the elite winners and shortlist of the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS and forge new relationships with the top players in the sector.