Approximately 50% of construction businesses were utilizing BIM before the pandemic, and its popularity has significantly increased since then. During the pandemic period, it was hard to find skilled labor and lack of management was increasing rework which ultimately stretched the budgets of various construction businesses. Then BIM comes into the picture like a game-changer because it allows the AEC industry to step forward beyond the challenges in the past. The BIM as a construction-specific software proved beneficial for engineers, architects, and project managers to build and design advanced buildings. Along with several features, BIM already has marked its footprints in the Construction Industry but better is yet to come.
Here are a few predictions and real updates in the BIM in 2022 and beyond.
What trends in BIM would evolve in the near future?
Let’s take a look at the advancements which BIM can evolve and how it can transform the AEC industry:
- Designing buildings with healthy environments
This future of BIM is related to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) which detects the environment of the construction by considering the atmosphere and surroundings of that part. This refers to constructions/buildings where occupants who are living there for a long time are experiencing serious health effects without any sickness. For designing healthy buildings with Building Information Modeling, experts may be able to detect such conditions and also to reduce all risks related to health by determining the natural light in the building, airflow, and ventilation in the area of the construction.
2. Identifying and improving Energy Efficiency
In the construction industry, engineers are already using energy modeling to analyze the energy in the construction area. But this process is expensive and takes a lot of time. The new advantage of Building Information Modeling involves the easier and more practical solution to compute energy utilization. These models have the potential of offering actual details which enable engineers to evaluate the utilization of water, energy, and emission of CO2. This helps to minimize wastage and enhance sustainability during the complete lifecycle of the building.
3. Development in Cloud Software
Expansion of Cloud Mobile Applications in construction projects helps to simplify the working and coordination between teams. It is a boon for the AEC industry as all who are working on a project can get a hold of real-time data to track updates of the project. Everyone can work on the development part of the model and can get quick updates regarding the progress of the project. Implementing Cloud Computing in the BIM offers several benefits such as enabling fast reporting, saving a lot of time, effort, and saving the cost of the project in overall collaboration and communication.
4. Advanced and Innovative 3D Scanning and Use of Drones
Scanning sites for making BIM is the very first essential step that can be easier in the future. The use of Drones in the construction industry for recording the growth of projects is not a new thing but the use of Drones in 3D Scanning is an advanced future that can offer many benefits. Drones help to capture precise data of a large area in a short time which saves maximum time and helps to make models more accurate than before. Also helps to save and protect surveyors from potential risks in a dangerous area of the site.
5. Interoperability in BIM
The rise in the utilization of BIM as a core optimizer involves its incorporation and interoperability with different tools to automate the lifecycle of the building. Accelerated use of Advanced Technologies like AI/ ML/ VR/ AR/ IoT in BIM enhances interoperability in BIM which helps to execute tasks or processes independently and efficiently without errors.
BIM is already popular in the AEC industry and in the world of design, but reaching its full potential is yet to happen. The time of revolutionizing BIM will change the entire construction industry with the positive and productive effects of technology and techniques. It’s hard to guess the future of BIM but we can imagine a few implementations for the betterment of Building Information Modeling.
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