The 1001 Benefits of BIM: Prefabrication
Between ventilation ducts, electrical ducts and plumbing pipes, to name but a few, the combination of systems to be skilfully concealed in the ceilings, walls and floors of a construction project sometimes requires quite a bit of gymnastics. However, this puzzle is easily manageable with BIM tools.
With detailed 3D modelling that integrates all architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural systems, it is easy to clearly and quickly identify tricky spaces that will give construction workers a hard time. With this 360-degree view, system conflicts and time-consuming adjustments can be prevented by prefabricating parts, in advance and off-site, that will fit together as intended with all the other equipment once on site.
Thanks to BIM, prefabrication of parts and pieces not only saves workers a lot of headaches, but also reduces delivery and installation times, safety risks, as well as the amount of materials used.