BIM can easily explore & examine all the structural design alternatives with flexible interdisciplinary coordination. The structural engineers can easily accommodate with a late change and reduce the disruption of frequent or late changes in the project.
Building information model provides the functional relationships among building elements and systems that range from walls, beams, ducts, pipes, distribution panels etc.
By applying BIM in their project structural professionals can coordinate design intent, structural performance and execution and build high performance building.
BIM models can be utilized for multiple third-party analysis and this will lead to greater gains in documentation, drawing production and co-ordination, and integration of design changes.
The structural engineers can save a huge time over a 2D workflow as BIM can automate and coordinate the formation of construction documentation across a project. The construction documentation can be customized without any difficulty allowing for incorporation of standards.
BIM creates virtual structural model which can be applied for coordination with architects, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, and civil engineers. That same digital model is incorporated with analysis, design, and construction documentation, and is utilized as the basis for digital design-to-fabrication strategies and construction. With BIM, structural engineers are able to track material quantities and search design options that leads to a more sustainable design.
BIM with it’s parametric change management eliminates errors and at the same time automate the communication of changes between the partners in the AEC process. A change occurred to any parameter or element in the design is immediately replicated in every representation of that element in the design along with the right technology, bi-lateral links with obtainable specialized tools for analysis. Any other parameters that are linked to the change are also changed suitably. This result in improving quality as not engineers can rely on the results as well as design team partners also count on the information supplied to them to be the best possible quality.
BIM empower structural engineers to examine building design options for long term application and future flexibility, maximizing design competence and minimizing waste and overall embodied energy. BIM generates rich intelligent information that can be utilized for simulation and analysis. This facilitates structural engineers to provide informed decisions and optimize the structure for stability, flexibility and long term use.