Engineers can apply BIM process in design stages and couple it with better project delivery options to automate much of the design workflow. This can lead to improvements in engineering design and product detailing productivity. Thus engineering firms can reap the benefits of direct cost reduction.
BIM can minimize errors, curtail lead times and improve information flows to support logistics.
With the help of BIM Civil engineers should be able to develop design for most complex buildings today. BIM is being implemented in the planning, design, construction, and asset management of civil engineering projects. Civil engineers get the ability to adopt data collection, collaborative design, and digital data sharing.
BIM technology help architects and engineers to create a 3-D model of a building or structure which will be used for analysis and design to make the design process very simple.
BIM facilitates optimization of the design regarding function, time, and cost and virtually build the infrastructure to attain coordination prior to commencement of actual construction on a site. The construction sequence is rationalized.
The single, real-time model and user-specific views allow much superior interrogation of design and precise, synchronized documentation of everything is available for engineering project.
Civil engineers get the ability to sequence construction, equipment, and materials and track advancement against logistics and timelines set up by application of laser scanning for up-to-date as-builts.
BIM generates component-based construction models that lead to the virtual construction, sequencing, and operation of infrastructure toward the planning and design stage. BIM caters for design optimization to evaluate and distinguish various approaches to sustainable designs with correlated lifecycle costing.
BIM empowers the Engineers to quantify the value of trade-offs among the building elements (structural, electrical, mechanical) and reduces the inconsistencies connecting these elements which may result in energy savings.
With BIM engineering documents are mechanically coordinated, eliminating errors and omissions, which can lead to better-engineered buildings delivered on time and on budget. BIM based 3D modeling process accelerate the design stage providing substantial advantages in accuracy and complication. These models are able to effortlessly design and manage multifaceted air handling, electrical and plumbing systems, the widest selection of components and materials with an supplementary capability for generating cross sectional diagrams to be produced and customized parametrically. 3D models can also be utilized to easily create exact and coordinated 2D versions.
BIM collaborates immaculately across disciplinary borders in shared multi-disciplinary models.
In brief, Engineers get advantages during efficient processes, improved collaboration, more informed decisions, accelerated understanding of the building elements and improved data quality and data efficiency.