Multinational professional services company Arup Group have examined Building Information Modelling and its impact on infrastructure.
Arup discussed BIM in the latest instalment of their quarterly e-magazine @4 and described the process as a means of “delivering greater certainty and efficiency in the way engineers typically solve project challenges.”
Predictability of project outcomes is touted as a main reason as to why companies are adopting BIM and the article also lists several percentages showcasing why BIM adoption is important in saving money. Unbudgeted changes are cut by an average of 30%, the generation of a cost estimate can be done 80% quicker, a 10% saving is made from clash detection and overall, a 7% reduction on how long a project takes to complete.
Electronic points of interest are also addressed, which showcase how different elements of a project team and electronically participate in various stages of a project thanks to their technological devices. “The versatility and accessibility of BIM has also been enhanced by users’ ability to access live BIM models through desktop PCs and portable devices such as iPads, androids and web browsers.”
The piece also looks at Arup case studies of collaborative environments in Melbourne and Queensland and BIM connected alongside Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Click here to read Arup’s @4 article.