The BIM methodology has introduced many innovations and advantages regarding the construction industry experts sharing the same idea of simplicity of use
While simplicity can be considered an advantage, being simplistic it is not!
Simplicity is a value to all intents as allowing projects to be well implemented and without errors, thus in an optimal way. It is also an objective that can be reached with a lot of commitment and training.
The adoption of the BIM methodology can help us to move from complexity to simplicity, but it is not an easy operation: we need something to reduce complexity.
In the production world, and consequently in the building sector, the best solution for the reduction of complexity is a good organization.
To make things simple we need to remove the superfluous and add the substance.
Let's now see how much substance/content is present in the BIM methodology.
How to make a good project using the BIM methodology
Let's divide the time spent between the desire to build a construction and its demolition in three stages (design, construction, maintenance). It is clear that the qualitative level of the first stage will strongly condition the following two.
A good project is the essential condition for a good construction and also its maintenance.
The BIM methodology provides software tools to designers, therefore facilitating the implementation of a good project.
Let's now see how to design a building roof in a simple way and without any error.
From an aesthetic point of view, however, the professionalism and creativity of the designer are still irreplaceable elements.
A project can be considered good when all its components (architectural, structural and plant engineering) are integrated and it does not present surprises during the execution stage. Additionally, when it is designed to be realized at the lowest cost possible, while meeting all the set requirements.
Furthermore, a good project must contain all the information adequately necessary for its implementation. Implicit information, such as variations and shortages during construction, must therefore be kept to a minimum. Is that possible?
With the BIM methodology you can certainly do that!
In addition to providing software tools that simplify and facilitate the planning stage,the BIM requires an organizational structure aimed at collecting and transmitting much more information as compared to what is achieved today when designing with CAD.
Organizational structure means:
- anticipating the necessary coordination between the architectural, structural and system installation designer;
- having an informatic platform able to manage the different models;
- being able to plan properly.
This will have to be the approach to adopt in order to apply the BIM methodology with satisfactory results.