Building Information Modeling

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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING 4

BuildingInformation Modeling

BuildingInformation Modeling

Intoday’s world, change is constant and inevitable in the businesscommunity. Every person, regardless of what profession theyspecialize in, should be ready to embrace change. One of the areasthat have new technologies is the built environment. The adoptioncame out of the need to generate effective building processes thatenhance successful management of facilities. Building informationmodeling (BIM) is competent in areas such as space administration inthe residential and commercial property. Experts in the builtindustry also use similar approaches to attain results adequately.The approach has led to the faster dissemination of informationcompared to the traditional methods. There are many opportunitiesavailable for the modern professionals who have accepted theinfluence technology has on the day to day life. Practical evidencesupports the fact that BIM can contribute numerous benefits to theworkforce and process efficiencies.

BIMtechnology utilizes the computer-aided models that make a digitalrepresentation of the physical and functional features within afacility. The design allows for sharing of information in a move thatenhances the decision-making process. The resolutions are made withinthe life cycle of a building. It is, thus, possible to make thenecessary adjustments that contribute to better administration offacilities. The building sector has areas of growth such as automatedconstruction, energy, gas, solar, and (BIM) (Kelly et al., 2013). Numerous survey companies have embracedchange in the industry wholeheartedly. The way in which the businessoperated changed as the enterprise started focusing on customereducation where they educated the consumers about the availableproducts they were offering and how the products would impact theirlives.

Furthermore,embracing technological changes will eventually pay off by presentingvarious opportunities for the growth of professionals. For instance,embracing change concerning the use of UAVs, terrestrial scanners,and mobile mapping has enabled the survey profession to manage itsworkload. A combination of the said components delivers quick, easy,and affordable processes (Kelly et al., 2013). Northumbria UniversityCampus has adopted the BIM technology, although there is evidence oflack of understanding on the design and implementation. Theutilization of the concept in the existing buildings has also provendifficult to facility managers.

Additionally,there lacks clear guidelines and legal framework to assist in theprovision of the necessary backup for the BIM technology. The issueis compounded by the inappropriate sharing of accurate information.The building sector cannot ignore the significance of credibleinformation facilities’ management. The improvement of handoverprocesses will assist in enhancing the adoption of BIM in theorganization of firms. The future designs need to adopt the BIMtechnology while at the same time allowing professionals to plan andimplement the processes. Its utilization at Northumbria UniversityCampus helped in making important recommendations on adjustments tothe layout and better management of geometric records (Kelly et al.,2013).

Inconclusion, there is a great need for further research on bettertechnologies that can improve facilities management. Notably, newtechnologies present fresh opportunities. Such chances are exhibitedin the increase of profits to companies. It also goes a long waytowards enhancing the sustainability of buildings hence, makingbetter returns to the investors. The adoption of BIM technology makeswork easier and processes faster hence, labor efficiency and profitincreases. Nonetheless, there is limited knowledge and research onthe BIM thereby, hindering its adoption in many areas.

Reference

Kelly,G., Serginson, M., Lockley, S., Dawood, N., &amp Kassem, M. (2013,October). BIM for facility management: A review and a case studyinvestigating the value and challenges. In Proceedingsof the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications ofVirtual Reality(pp. 30-31).