How BIM Helps During The Construction Phase

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Statistically, a very high proportion of construction projects exceed budget and/or time after completion. This is often due to the fact that the drawings created before the start of the construction process are very different from the As Fitted drawings, especially with respect to 3D Coordination M&E Drawings (MEP). This is where the BIM approach can help during the construction phase. 

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BIM is a form of iterative design where you can add more detail and information to the same model, complete a project step by step, and create multiple drawings and diagrams. When you enter BIM MEP (M&E) information through architectural BIM modeling, you have a clearer view of the entire project. This will become clearer during the project construction phase. Many companies also make use of several technologies such as Revit BIM via in their project.

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With BIM, 3D M&E (MEP) coordinated image creation becomes clear. These images allow the multiple services involved in every building, HVAC, piping, electrical system, and another public health system to be coordinated with structural and architectural elements such as interior cladding, facades, partitions, etc.

BIM modeling allows anyone to view models in 3D, including builders and installers. If any inaccuracies are found after the model has been repaired, everyone will see the update. This is even better with shared models, for example, when using a cloud-based application such as Autodesk 360, all documents and models are in one place.

Models and drawings from pre-built MEP (M&E) models can be created much faster and more reliably than coordinated 3D models. Once models are installed, they can be checked for glitches and coordinated spatially using several tools before being incorporated into custom production software.

At the end of the construction and installation phase, both the architect and customer team can make a direct comparison between the original and the As Fitted drawings. If the conditions at the construction site so require, all changes during the entire construction process can easily be implemented in the BIM model. This means that the As Fitted image is likely very similar.