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BIM allows more intelligent use of resources, optimization of workflows and leads to higher productivity and profitability in infrastructure projects. It is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more effectively plan, design, construct, and manage infrastructure projects. Implementation of BIM leads to better outcomes in these projects since communication and collaboration becomes more effective.

Why Adopt BIM?

BIM makes available both the visual and the non-visual information related to every aspect of the infrastructure project to the designers, engineers, builders, manufacturers and owners involved in the project. This information, which is available in the form of highly precise 3D models, allows them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building much before it is actually constructed. Accordingly, the errors in design are quickly identified and corrected before any major investment is made in the construction work. 

Moreover, we are aware that in any infrastructure project, several teams work together. While one team looks after planning, another takes care of designing, yet another carries out the construction, and another one takes care of the maintenance activities. Timely and seamless communication among these teams is crucial to not only avoid losses and repetitive work, but also to achieve optimum efficiency in workflow management and resource utilization. BIM aids in achieving this communication magnificence in the projects.

What’s more? A building in a city is always integrated with other infrastructure such as the transport system, utilities, etc. The information contained within a 3D model enables builders to coordinate utilities, grading, and system routing information accurately. With BIM, designers are able to create more accurate designs which ensure the project functions properly and lasts for decades. 

Your Partner in Effective BIM Coordination 

For over two decades, Magnasoft has been helping residential, commercial and industrial infrastructure projects to build sound BIM coordination ecosystems based on parametric Revit families and Navisworks with material specifications. From healthcare facilities to airports to resorts, we have been helping diverse industries to have precise 3D coordination models that help them to identify design errors and come up with alternative design solutions in a timely manner. 

Efficiently combining Architectural, Structural, and MEPF models to finally deliver a highly accurate 3D model of the building along with the design codes and the building standards is what our expert BIM team specializes in. We can match the industry requirements with current trends to provide accurate deliverables that make us a leading BIM coordination services company at global level. Additionally, our Clash Detection Services enables the project stakeholders to detect any complicated, soft, or workflow clash early, thus bringing huge savings in terms of cost, time, and resources.

Scan to BIM

In case of infrastructure projects, the Scan-to-BIM method of design is a widely popular one since it helps professionals to capture detailed information right at the beginning of the project. Scanning can be done at various other points during the project lifecycle to better document milestones. It can also help in documenting errors and identifying solutions faster. The data captured through laser scanning helps in creating a permanent ‘as-built’ record of the project. This data significantly helps in managing the building operations and renovations in the future. 

Using our extensive knowledge in laser scanning and 3D BIM modeling, we have been aiding the AEC industry to achieve the highest level of accuracy and detail in their construction projects. Over the last 20 years, we have executed Point Cloud to BIM Modeling projects for various building types. Our expert team converts point cloud data into information-rich BIM models which enable the stakeholders to make informed decisions quickly. 

BIM and Large Infrastructure Projects

In case of large construction projects such as airports, transit systems, bridges, and tunnels, it becomes especially a huge challenge to track the progress of each activity. While traditional methods of tracking include generation of a wide range of reports, which are susceptible to errors. BIM can provide sequential animation of all activities. Needless to say, this method of presentation offers a better understanding of the progress. The visual comparison of what was planned against what is done on-site brings in more efficacies in the final outcomes.

Along with infusing more collaboration among team members, BIM with real-time AI plays an instrumental role in reducing on-site risks and injuries. Moreover, since all construction site activities are recorded digitally, the risk of a data breach or misplaced paperwork is removed.

The importance of BIM in large infrastructure projects can be better understood with the help of an example. For instance, using highly accurate 3D models, as provided by experts like Magnasoft, smart airports are able to achieve unmatched performance in airfield inspections, pavement management, terminal work orders, runway signage and more. Geospatial technologies help airports significantly in controlling costs and optimizing asset performance. This better management of assets eventually leads to better preservation and prolonged life cycle of the most valuable assets. For maximizing revenue generation, airports need to ensure that the space available is used optimally. They need to ensure optimum management of their terminal and landside real estate, while providing enhanced customer experience. GIS and allied technologies help the airports to get more from their infrastructure. 

Conclusion

BIM is metamorphosing the construction industry. Companies across the globe are using the technology to get optimum outcomes from their construction projects. With urbanization gaining new meaning every day and everywhere and smart cities gaining momentum, countries around the world are paying more attention to the adoption of BIM and 3D modeling in construction. After all, how long can they ignore the benefits. Adoption of BIM makes a country rich on the infrastructure side, making it become an example for others to follow.

Magnasoft’s in-depth understanding of BIM and 3D modeling techniques coupled with vast experience in the fields makes it a preferred partner for medium to large infrastructure projects across the globe. A cross-trained, flexible workforce and a dedicated QA & QC team ensure superior output quality at all times.

So, as you take the next step towards digital transformation, let us help you overcome the challenges and achieve exemplary results in the projects.

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