Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative process that facilitates all the stakeholders involved in the project. It is revolutionizing the traditional way of working in the AEC industry. The collaborative nature of the BIM benefits Architects in delivering an optimized design in terms of quality and speed.
Architects are the base of the process in BIM. They are the ones who are going to provide the designs on which the next steps and further work will rely upon. BIM offers multiple benefits to architects to give them the control of designs, quality, and speed, the three most significant factors for every architect. BIM not only makes it easy for architects to work efficiently on the designs but also to communicate their imagination and vision to the entire team with crystal clear understanding.
Here are the 7 Benefits that BIM offers to Architects
1. Time Efficiency
BIM helps the architects to deliver the designs in a reduced period compared to traditional ways of designing. The BIM process enable the architects to fully control over the designs with better outcomes and less time. When you design a plain line in BIM, a 3D element is automatically created, which provides a firm foundation to the designs with minimal effort. BIM empowers architects to commit tight deadlines and finish the work within deadlines.
2. Enhanced Designs
BIM allows the architects to enhance the design of the project with its advanced features. With the help of BIM, the whole design team can work together with better collaboration and communication resulting in better results. It also provides tools such as clash detection to assist architects in reducing errors. Such a feature helps them in the early identification of design flaws. Resulting in saving time and extra efforts of the whole team.
3. Collaborative Environment
The biggest advantage that BIM assists architects is the amazing collaborative environment it provides. The collaborative environment allows better communication between the whole designing team, resulting in better outcomes. Consistent information models throughout the design process of the project helps every architect to set the standards for each project, resulting in standardized outcomes.
4. Reduced Errors and Rework
Error is inevitable by humans but it can be reduced to a certain extent with the involvement of technology in it. The tools in BIM leave no place for human errors. The tools such as clash detection auto-suggests architects to consider a certain type of mistake. Less errors means less rework. Less rework means more profit.
5. Greater Transparency
With the advanced 3D visuals by the architects, it becomes easier for the entire team to understand the design easily. The design on which the architects are working can be viewed by each team member making the project transparent. Since a good design is the result of more inputs from all the stakeholders, thus transparency allows the team members to give their inputs at each stage. As a result, the final design is very close to the client’s expectations. BIM makes it easy for the architects to make their point easily understood by the team.
6. Accessibility Everywhere
BIM provides cloud integration to the stakeholders. With the help of cloud integration, all the information, data, and latest progress on the project is updated on the cloud. Therefore, the information can be accessed from any location. Accessibility features help architects to save a lot of time and manual efforts.
7. Detailed Output
The designs produced using the BIM are detailed. It allows the architects to take care of every detail that is necessary in creating an outstanding outcome. These details help to monitor the overall design throughout the process. The detailed outcome of the design brings more satisfaction to the client and better understanding to the rest of the team. Ultimately easing the work of the architects.
BIM offers individual benefits to all the stakeholders. It is the primary reason that the BIM process is being adopted by not only various organizations but on an individual level by Architects, Engineers, and Contractors. It is the perfect time to reap the advantages of BIM as an Architect.