Architectural 3D BIM is a process of developing a Parametric 3D model in “Revit” or “ArchiCAD” or any such software that supports Building Information Modeling. You can create a data rich model from a simple conceptual drawing with dimensions, 2D CAD plan, and elevations or even an image or a real time photographs with dimensions marked up. Apart from 3D Model one can also develop Revit families, Construction Drawings, quantity take offs etc. with the help of BIM.
Architectural BIM services assist the construction process by providing correct and updated data about the overall design, pricing or building costs, quantities and complete set of properties of the building components. Design modifications and project details can be seamlessly managed to eradicate design inaccuracies. The core purpose of using BIM aka Building Information Modeling is to identify miscalculations in designs and build faultless buildings. Virtual constructions help in achieving exact and precise geometric data in form of numbers and virtual model images.
By using Architectural 3D BIM, you can extract presentation views, actual building data, and images of the exterior and interior part of the building, site views, site data etc. Implementing BIM brings down the overall efforts and issues arising during construction.
BIM Modeling offers a facility of “file sharing” which enables an Architect or technician to work on the same model making the process more efficient and faster. It supports seamless workflow and improves the project execution process to a great extent. BIM process ensures all the building data is in place and no loss of information takes place during coordination with multiple services. There is much software available in the market that implements BIM, out of which the most sought after the software is “REVIT. This software offers complete range of Architectural BIM modeling services starting simple conceptual design to complex and detailed construction drawings to final BIM model for coordination with other disciplines. It provides a high level of data that can be used by stakeholders too.
Precise BOQ and project schedules can be prepared using BIM Modeling. Architectural BIM services help in adding cost and time parameters (4D and 5D) which make this technology more viable. Using Architectural 3D BIM, a model can be developed with multiple constructability views. Virtual Construction Modeling deliver much more efficient and accurate building information than all existing and traditional methodologies.
Bhagwati Pathak is an Executive Director at Tesla Outsourcing Services. Technical Project Management, BIM, Client Management, and Leadership are her forte. With an expertise in BIM and a flair for writing, her articles provide a direction to contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, and architects in employing the right methodology for an Architectural, Structural, or MEP CAD / BIM project.