The owner should embrace BIM to reap the benefit of a well-organized and extremely coordinated method of project delivery. Project schedules are also curtailed and overall project costs is decreased.
A BIM model contains huge database of vital information and the owner can utilize these information for analysis and decision making. The database is repetitively updated and filtered during the life cycle of the model. Besides modification can be made at a single location in spite of how many times the data is presented or distributed. The recurrence of requesting, parsing, assembling and transmitting information among team members at the different arenas of a model’s life is significantly decreased or removed. This leads to improved communication between team members and more apt reply to owner concerns or suggestions.
BIM generates coordinated construction documents which can enhance the efficiency of the design and construction procedure. The owner can gain huge cost saving as the project scheduled is accelerated to a great extent.
The owner can apply BIM at pre-design phase and expand it during the design, bidding, construction, occupancy and finally decommissioning of the building.
BIM plays a key role in allocating data for analysis and simulation. BIM makes it possible to develop the amount and types of project analysis. This may vary from early investigation of building energy efficiency throughout conceptual massing, to structural/mechanical/electrical load analysis all through design, quantity take-offs throughout the project bidding, shop drawing review/fabrication all through construction, or even facility asset management throughout occupancy. The owner obtains more value by allocating different analyses to be executed with the transmission of data. This is applicable where numerous iterations of an analysis are replicated and purified at different phases of the BIM lifecycle.