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In most fields and professions, but especially in architecture, collaboration is vital in achieving the best results. Therefore, the adoption of tools and methodologies that promote efficient work and enhance the exchange of information between departments prove to be a watershed moment for any firm. Such is the case of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
BIM is a digital iterative collaboration system for data generation and management that centralizes all project-related information. It helps to reduce construction costs derived from coordination issues, anticipate possible interferences between facilities, and optimize time and resources during the design and construction process.
For over 10 years, here at GP, we have been applying the BIM model as our main ally for the design, modeling and exchange of information in all of our projects, through the use of software such as Autodesk, Revit and AutoCAD.
This collaborative model allows us to enhance collaboration among the different areas, and consolidate the information in the cloud using Autodesk 360, allowing for rapid access to the documentation in any stage of the project.
The professionals involved in the project—architects, engineers, designers, builders, investors, and so on—contribute data and information to a unique model that is shared by everyone.
Complete, coherent and coordinated projects
BIM simplifies the design process throughout the entire project, offering all the specialists involved the possibility of creating or accessing valuable information, thus reducing the risk of errors during construction work. Conflicting elements of the design are easily detected during the modeling stage, which prevents costly changes during construction.
BIM not only promotes a more efficient way of collaborating as a team, but also allows capturing information throughout the construction process, yielding benefits for the construction operation and maintenance activities.
In summary, BIM allows:
- ensuring complete, integrated and coordinated projects.
- visualizing every nook and cranny of the project with great detail.
- sharing the complete project with our clients, making it easier to understand.
- visualizing the end result clearly. These are not drawings—we model the building the way it will be built.
- eliminating rework due to interferences, resulting in reduced construction timelines and decreased costs.
- coordinating with other construction professionals and stakeholders, by offering them a comprehensive understanding of the entire construction process.
- after closeout, BIM integrates with the construction’s facility management, thus ensuring optimal functioning.
“BIM is one of the main tools we use at GP to offer that added element by which we are known (…) Apart from ensuring that the projects are complete, coherent and well-coordinated, BIM allows to visualize the construction as a whole. This is highly appreciated by our clients and, therefore, very valuable to us.”