Engineering blog
20 Nov 2015

What an Elephant Can Tell Us About the Future of BIM

Future with BIM

There is an old story about six blind men who wanted to know what an elephant was like.

But, each man was only able to feel a certain part of the elephant. The blind man who touched its leg said the elephant was like a pillar; the one who grabbed the tail said the elephant was thin as a rope; another blind man touched the trunk and declared that the elephant was like a branch; the one who felt the ear compared the elephant to a hand fan; the one who felt the belly said that the elephant was a wall; and the one who was holding the tusk said the elephant was like a solid pipe.

Participants from the architectural, structural and MEP industry who are continually seeking methods to improve coordination and prevent data loss will understand the analogy this little story is trying to make.

As we work harder to deliver projects within tight budgets and accelerated schedules, limited or conflicting information can create further barriers in an already complicated process.

There may be a solution if we are able to apply BIM to building design. BIM will create a plethora of economic, environmental and societal benefits for all the stakeholders including homebuilders.

BIM Modeling helps to prepare accurate project estimates with a detailed cost analysis process, manage tenders, administer the contract, conduct field inspections and closely track the construction process to determine whether it is on schedule and adheres to budgets.

Research conducted by the Architectural Evangelist indicates that various aspects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) are being explored and developed in order to make BIM an integral part of building technology.

In fact, firms across the world choose Building Information Modeling (BIM) for its compatibility and interoperability. It has been reported that the use of BIM plays a key role in the delivery of projects in terms of saving time and costs efficiently.

‘There is a degree of frustration among some Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals with the slow adoption of BIM technology by others in the industry. While the reasons for this inertia are varied but fairly easy to identify (additional software and hardware costs, retraining, loss of time for work in progress), those who have taken the plunge are well aware of the benefits, particularly in terms of improved efficiency and the increased base of embedded information,’ writes Daniel Lindahl, the principal of Daniel Lindahl Architecture, in the Architectural Evangelist.

At BluEntCAD, our modelers follow a holistic approach with BIM, so that the participants in the building process are not restricted by communication bottlenecks.

Our specialized BIM services include and aid schematic design, design development, construction documents, and working drawings for the engineering and the architecture industry.

Our goal is to increase the accuracy in the exchange of information through three dimensional CAD software solutions. This is crucial in the building process as the information travels through various hands to be compiled in one single database. We want to prevent data loss. We plan to save time and costs efficiently.

Which is why, we focus on BIM solutions which are not only rich in knowledge and content, but also add to usability and experience.

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