4D BIM also referred to as construction sequencing adds a layer of scheduling data to the project information model. Because 4D BIM involves time-related data, it makes the management of the project much easier.
In this article, we focus on how 4D BIM benefits your construction project.
Introduction To BIM Dimensions
Before we start talking about the advantages of 4D BIM, it is important to discuss in brief the BIM dimensions.
Building Information Model or BIM is the dynamic process of creating models that are used throughout the lifecycle of a construction project. BIM dimensions can be described as the parameters that are added to the existing BIM information depending on the complexity of the project and the requirements at its various stages.
3D BIM is all about constructing a 3D model of the construction project. It ensures that the typical structural problems of the project are addressed appropriately by the stakeholders.
4D BIM adds a time element to the project planning. 4D BIM lets the stakeholders estimate the overall time it will take for the completion of the project and its evolution over time.
5D BIM lets the stakeholders analyze the costs associated with the project activities.
6D BIM is associated with the estimation of energy consumption of a construction project. It facilitates accurate prediction of the energy requirements of the project.
7D BIM is all about facility management by building owners and managers. 7D BIM tracks crucial asset data like warranty information, operation manuals, and technical specifications of the facilities.
What Are The Benefits Of 4D BIM?
Here are some of the ways in which 4D modeling benefits your project.
4D BIM promotes efficient planning and scheduling of your project by helping alleviate ambiguity related to project operations and schedule.
Keeping everyone involved in the project updated is not an easy job. With 4D BIM, communications about the project progress become much easier.
Monitoring Of The Project
Even for medium-sized projects, monitoring all aspects of the project is a tough task. When it comes to large-scale construction projects, things become even more difficult. With 4D BIM in place, monitoring the project aspects is less complex.
Better transparency regarding the project will reduce the chances of conflicts and facilitate the effective resolution of disputes. 4D BIM promotes transparency that is very much needed in a construction project.
4D BIM promotes better order in the project activities.