Improving Building collaboration with BIM
For BIM to be successful across the construction industry, the use of open data exchange standards and non- proprietary interoperability is needed. Stakeholders, Engineers and Architects are able to better collaborate with the fabricators of building products and subcontractors. This is due to cross disciple data exchange.
Thus, open data standards have been made mandatory for several public sector and some public sector building design project. Consequently, the general firms and design firms associated with a building design and construction project, may often fire requirements for unique and specific data inputs which are today easily addressed by seamless data exchanges.
Now that cross discipline data exchange is booming across the Construction Industry, having well designed data exchange mechanisms is very important.
BIM Open Data Exchange benefits:
- It is for creating enduring project design data sets of building elements and prefabricated building products for better coordination between designer and fabricator. If this kind of data exchange facility was not available, the collaboration will always be tough as in the past.
- However today, prefabrication and offsite construction has become possible because of the precise design data being available in multiple formats. It allows BIM models to be shared between all major stakeholders of the construction project – architectural, structural, MEPF and the contractors themselves. The use of IFC data formats have been implemented by it and supports spatial coordination, building services elements, and accuracy in fabrication of the building products.
- Another advantage is, they are parametric in nature and is linked with native BIM models that will respond to any geometric change, change in physical properties and other metadata of the components.