The modern workstream on construction projects
The BIM approach can be viewed in two ways: as a technology and as a methodology.
As a technology, BIM is the digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of the structure. As a methodology, it allows the collaboration of various participants in various phases of the structure’s lifetime - from designing and building, to the commission, and the lifelong management and maintenance.
With the assistance of BIM, all the members can access a single project in which they can interact. In the virtual space, all of the project’s elements and their interrelationships can be analyzed. This way, all information is directly accessible, no matter the time and space. This ensures quick and simple decision-making, to the satisfaction of all the project members.
The European Union directive on public procurement recommends the obligatory application of BIM technology in all public procurement projects. The goal is to realize transparent construction projects that bring significant savings when compared with the usual processes.
Thanks to all the benefits it brings, BIM has become the working standard in developed countries.
The main results deriving from a successful application of BIM are:
- Increased accuracy and quality of the project
- Reduction or complete elimination of mistakes and changes in the project during construction
- Increased productivity up to 40%
- Increased competitiveness on the market
- Reduction of employee stress and of maintenance costs
- Significant financial savings