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FAQ - what is bim | what is construction management | bim in construction


What is BIM?

BIM(Building Information Modeling) is galore of ingenious construction trends.

In a simple language, BIM is the process for creating and managing all the   information during project life cycle i.e. designing, pre-construction budgeting, construction execution, and operations.

In a very professional language, BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that adorns architecture, engineering and construction professionals with the intuition and tools to manage, plan, design and construct buildings infrastructure to yield noticeable results.

Why are Building Information models important?

Building Information models are important to perform better job of collaboration between the many stakeholders involved in a particular construction project.

The advantage of using Building Information Models are:

  • Improve collaboration between information suppliers and users.
  • provide more accurate fundamental information to support decision making.
  • Provide a standardized way of storing information.
  • Build data collection and sustainment of information into the business processes.

Which software can be used for construction Management?

The software that can be used for Construction Management are Revit, MS Project, Primevera, Hit Office (ERP), Navisworks (Simulation)

What is Collaboration?

Collaboration in construction means proper work sharing and better communication between all the involved parties that helps in making an outstanding project.

What is the role of effective communication in Project Management?

When there is effective communication between all the contractors, sub-contractors, architects, designers, different trades then the work assigned to all can be performed in excellent way maintaining the superior quality.

What are the advantages of pre-planning in construction?

Pre-planning is the most vital thing in the process of construction. With the effective pre-planning of tasks and work assignments we can achieve:

  • Better communication
  • Rework deduction
  • Resource availability just-in-time
  • Manpower Management
  • Cost deduction
  • Better quality
  • And last but not the least we will see increase in productivity.

How can Pre-planning be helpful for small scale construction?

Small scale construction projects can make use of pre-planning methods to avoid the wastage of material, to select the appropriate sub-contractors for performing the various tasks. Thus, by using the pre-planning method the rework gets reduced and ultimately the cost is reduced and project is successful.