BIM Modelling: The Secret Weapon for Successful Construction ProjectsJan 02, 2023
BIM Modelling: The Secret Weapon for Successful Construction Projects
BIM is a digital solution that maximises efficiency, accuracy, and sustainability in the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure.
Modelling is a key component of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and refers to the creation of digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a building or infrastructure. By creating a shared digital model of the project, all team members can access the latest information and updates in real time, reducing the risk of errors and misunderstandings. Modelling in BIM can facilitate better communication and collaboration among team members, as they can easily share ideas and feedback through the digital model.
The fundamentals of modelling in BIM include understanding how to create and manipulate 3D models using BIM software, as well as how to accurately represent the physical and functional characteristics of a building or infrastructure. This includes learning how to create and edit elements such as walls, doors, windows, and other building components, as well as how to assign material and property data to these elements. It also involves understanding how to work with layers and views, as well as how to create and use schedules and annotations.
Strong modelling skills are highly sought after in the construction industry and can lead to new job opportunities and higher salary prospects. As BIM becomes more widely adopted, there is an increasing demand for professionals who are skilled in using BIM software and processes, such as BIM coordinators, model managers, or BIM specialists. These professionals can expect to receive higher salaries compared to their non-BIM counterparts. According to a study by the International Group for Lean Construction, the use of BIM can reduce construction project costs by 4%. Another study by the Construction Industry Institute found that the use of BIM can reduce the risk of errors by up to 50%. Even for professionals who already have experience in the construction industry, mastering the fundamentals of modelling in BIM can lead to salary increases. Many companies are willing to invest in their employees' professional development, including BIM training, in order to stay competitive and improve their project delivery.
At Ascend School of Construction Business, we offer a programme called BIMxPro that teaches the fundamentals of modelling in BIM. Whether you are new to the construction industry or an experienced professional looking to enhance your skills, BIMxPro can help you take your career to the next level.