Posted by Hiral Patel on
June 15th, 2017
BIM is on its way up, and with software technology advancements
in its court, it has trashed out all the redundant AEC industry
practices to replace with the digitized workflows. BIM workflow
certainly has changed the way we design and construct; from
blueprints to 3D as-built models and from bottom-top to modular
construction, respectively. In a nutshell, it has made building
design and construction practices to be more data centric.
Structural engineers agree that platform such as Autodesk’s
Revit is more than just a tool for developing 3D
structural models with design documentation and Bill of
Materials (BOM) to them. It has become a gateway for
efficient installation of prefabricated structural components,
achieving accurate dimensional accuracy, enhancing
constructability, and for streamlining the construction project
Today’s structural engineers have started using BIM platforms
and gateways for more data driven decisions. Along with
changing practices AEC professionals strive to put in efforts
to leverage technology in more efficient ways. Their core aim
has now become to make BIM deployable in pioneering ways by
utilizing acquired data.
BIM and Gen Y’s BIM are apparently different
New generation structural engineers use innovative construction
material [by using reinforced concrete from just cement], and
along with that their tools for construction to have evolved.
Rebar detailing and modeling features of BIM redefines how
structural engineers and contractors leverage BIM data.
In an era when AEC industry is becoming data driven, site
engineers and contractors hardly find any challenge in
acquiring data. It is just that leveraging this data and
managing it is crucial for them; and BIM rectifies this exact
Software architecture for BIM exemplifies EPC firm’s ambition