BIM: Future of the AEC industry
Many people within the industry believe Building Information Modelling, also known as BIM, to be a tool or software used in the design. Although BIM leverages these aspects during a project, BIM goes far beyond this and should instead be seen as a series or combination of processes for creating, exchanging, and managing information throughout a project lifecycle. Adopting a BIM approach enhances collaboration within the project team and stakeholders accelerate early-stage design and coordination, and therefore reduces risk. Through founding this approach on an information-rich model, further benefits can be gained – not only through the extraction of information from this “single source of truth” to strengthen standard design and construction processes but also by using the model as a visual platform to de-risk the construction program. Upon completion of construction, this information-rich as-built model can be handed over to the facilities management team to utilize and drive benefit throughout the operational phase of the assets life.
Importance of doing a BIM course
BIM is going to be the most promising career for Architects and Engineers as more and more countries going to make BIM a mandate in the construction industry. BIM not only allows design and construction teams to work more efficiently, but it allows them to capture the data they create during the process to benefit operations and maintenance activities. This is why BIM mandates are increasing across the globe.