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Effective and Efficient Construction with Constructible BIM

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New Technologies are revolutionising the construction industry around the world. BIM and 3D modeling has now been widely accepted worldwide. What is the scope of these technologies in India?

 

The real estate industry and particularly the construction industry in India is now rapidly adopting technology to reduce project costs and achieve timely completion of projects with minimal errors. We have seen a continual rise in the use of software across the build-design-operate lifecycle; as well as deployment of cuttingedge mobility and collaboration tools that streamline communication and collaboration from planning up until the completion of the project.

As buildings are becoming increasingl y complex, ensuring constructability during the design and engineering stages is fast emerging as the key to success. Constructible BIM is an evolution of conventional BIM that makes the construction process much more effective and efficient. The reason is simple: if the constructability of a building can be tested in advance, rework and material wastage can be minimized, which in turn will lead to timely and profitable construction. Unlike conventional BIM-based software solutions that have been designed for architects, new age solutions from vendors like Tekla are focused on constructability.

Another important point that companies need to pay heed to is about the easy exchange of data among different tools and applications. The amount of data generated in any construction project is huge and it needs to be shared or exchanged among different software, often procured from different vendors. This calls for open BIM solutions that allow for easy exchange of data; unlike closed or proprietary BIM solutions.

US-headquartered Trimble, is a global leader in the construction software industry and Tekla (a Finnish company that it acquired in 2011) is a globally recognised for structural software used extensively by the construction industry Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions India (and Middle East) talks to Buildotech on Trimble’s business in India, Trimble/Tekla products, technology adoption and outlook on the construction industry.

 

Many Indian construction giants like Larsen & Toubro, Shapoorji Pallonji, Jindal Steel, and Kirby Building Systems India have been the early adopters of BIM in India. There are many factors driving this surge in BIM adoption. Firstly, BIM has a lot to offer – it allows for a centralised digital (virtual) representation of all important information/data about the building, and in creation of a collaborative ecosystem where the designers, architects, clients, material producers and the construction companies can work in sync with project goals. Use of BIM process helps reduce construction costs, increases construction speed and efficiency, minimizes construction waste and increases sustainability over a building’s lifetime.

This adoption of technology enables the Indian market to keep up with the best in global construction industry. With the pace at which the key stakeholders of Indian market are adopting this technology, BIM is on course to becoming an integral part of the Indian construction and infrastructure industry.

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