They are numerous and affect everyone.
Benefits for owners and investors
During feasibility studies and design, extracting quantities from the BIM virtual model allows early verification of whether a project will meet financial criteria and construction deadlines.
The 3D virtual model helps verify functional and environmental criteria of a project, resulting in improved building quality. This is crucial given that building operation represents 70% of the total cost of a building, including its construction.
Better collaboration between stakeholders allows for a better understanding of project criteria.
Real-time cost estimation allows for immediate verification of budgetary impacts of design modifications.
Advantages during construction and manufacturing, contractors and manufacturers
The 3D model is the source of all drawings, which eliminates any inconsistencies between them.
Discovery of errors and omissions before the start of construction. Models from all disciplines can be assembled and checked for potential interferences. Conflicts and other construction issues are visualized during the study phase and not on the construction site.
Thanks to the parametric objects of the virtual model, modifications will be reported in real time and their consequences can be visualized.
Design and construction can be synchronized thanks to 4D, which adds the time dimension to the 3D virtual model.
The 3D model allows the extraction of all materials and resources necessary for each stage of the project. It is much easier to plan deliveries of materials and equipment. Orders to subcontractors can be made more accurately and timely.
The 3D model allows for greater manufacturing accuracy.
Advantages for owners and asset management post-construction
All information collected during construction can be inserted into the 3D model and handed over to the owners.
The 3D model provided is an essential source of information for the management and operation of facilities, as well as for maintenance work.
BIM is not a software or a software brand
However, a so-called BIM application, capable of modeling a digital model made up of parametric objects, is necessary.
By surrounding yourself with a partner who masters the geometric, spatial, geographical, and computer aspects such as Newis, you ensure that you have a mastered BIM project.
Advantages for engineering firms, architects, and engineers
The 3D virtual model designed with BIM software allows for precise visualizations at all stages of the project, and is automatically consistent in all views.
The model composed of parametric objects will not have any geometry errors, particularly following a modification.
BIM software allows for the generation of 2D plans at any time, consistent with each other, which perfectly reflect the virtual model at that moment.
Collaboration between stakeholders is facilitated through the use of the same 3D model, simultaneously or not.
The BIM virtual model allows for verification of compliance with current standards and project criteria, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Construction quantities and costs can be extracted in real-time at any time during design. This allows for immediate feedback on the budgetary consequences of a modification or variation.
Analyses and simulations of a building’s energy and environmental performance can be performed very early in the study, providing an opportunity to correct the design as needed.
The return on investment is in the short, medium, and long term.
Increased profitability = increase in asset value
The digital model allows for the extraction of analytical data to better understand the value of your assets and increase their performance (energy data, environmental data, metrics…). It is considered that operating expenses represent 70% of the total cost of a building’s life cycle, studies show that BIM can reduce them by 10 to 15% while improving knowledge of your assets and increasing their value by at least the same amount.