Come along to see the future in the wet infrastructure field
Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a technological system, in which buildings or infrastructures can be presented in a visual way, using 3D modeling. The future of the planning world is using BIM in the urban space, with planning wet infrastructures in BIM you can work on every infrastructure efficiently, and using less resources, as well as presenting the infrastructures’ characteristics and features on the best side possible.
The entire infrastructure management is also experiencing a significant technological revolution; wet infrastructure design in BIM provides so much efficiency that it can easily be likened to superpowers, throughout all stages of infrastructure construction and maintenance. In addition, managing and planning in BIM empowers the infrastructure’s managers: as we know, knowledge is power, and BIM manages the information and data at the best way possible, so thorough and precise information reaches the infrastructure’s manager faster than ever – an action that in the past required much staff and many working hours.
The information and data which the BIM technology will deliver the infrastructure’s manager, include everything related to preventive maintenance, dedicated alerts for the various faults, or if it’s about stock or consumable resources that need to be renewed. By planning infrastructures in BIM, you will not miss any action that must be taken for the maintenance purposes of the infrastructure.
BIM for dynamic digital coordination
When BIM is integrated into asset and infrastructure management systems, one of the most notable benefits is smart and dynamic digital coordination. Computed platforms for managing wet infrastructures, building advanced management systems, telemetry interfaces and various interfaces for evaluating performance, are just a small part of what BIM usage has to offer.
In digital dynamic coordination, you could see quantitative data such as expenses, carbon consumption, etc., among quality data with which the operational decision-making process is significantly streamlined. In addition, when the information related to wet infrastructures and their functioning is reliable and thorough, the service the company is able to deliver or the organization responsible of those infrastructures- is the best service.
Another advantage no less important is the possibility to present the infrastructure in a more precise way, in 3D, without building a physical module- but all in computer work. Therefore, in planning wet infrastructures in BIM – whether it’s about an infrastructure that’s in a building or an infrastructure for the urban space – everything is presentable to the clients, or to the various factors we work with, from the very first stages.
Revit as a tool
So, what are the tools standing today in front of the urban infrastructures’ planner? Everybody is familiar with Civil3D, and know that it’s an AutoCAD product that tries to resemble Revit in the urban space. Unfortunately, from our rich experience in the infrastructures planning in the BIM environment, it’s not there yet, and after considerable efforts, we managed to harness the power of Revit to urban infrastructures as well. today, a local authority receives from us a module of the planned infrastructure and all the infrastructures existing in the ground. The amazing advantage in this module is the abuility to perform real-time analyzes. Let’s imagine together a corporation engineer which while presenting the planning requests the infrastructures planner to illustrate a situation in which the corporation has money for only half the project. Since the entire module is parametric, the decision maker can see on the stop how a partial budget estimate affects the project and together with him find an optimal model that will serve both the consumers and the corporation’s budget. This is just one example and it is possible to check many changes in the parametric module, from various emergencies to other variables that occur on the field. The module can be updated automatically according to the real situation on the ground and thus really get an influential design and not an influenced design.
Planning wet infrastructures using the BIM technology – a peak into the future
Planning and using the BIM model is a 3D breakthrough. When the potential customers see in front of their eyes the yet-built infrastructure, in such a realistic way, there’s no doubt you can conquer their hearts. Other than that, not only that with the BIM it is possible to show the design and the final result, it is also possible to perform changes according to the various opinions of the customers, the engineers, the designers and more.
The peak into the future doesn’t end there, planning and managing wet infrastructures in BIM allow great efficiency, preventing operational uncertainty, and even predicting the infrastructure’s situation in the most reliable way. Timing the infrastructure’s maintenance and replacement of its various parts, estimation of future operating expenses, supervision of energy consumption, supervision of the functioning of construction, preservation of records and collection of data – and updating the system automatically.
Of course there is still a long way to go before anybody working in the BIM planning method, as well as many assets or infrastructure managed by this method, will realize their maximum potential. BIM is still in its baby steps – the power in using it already exists, along with the method’s distinct ability to advance and evolve, are the tomorrow of the design work. Whoever choses to join the technological revolution – and performs the transition to planning in BIM – surely guarantees to himself, to the organization in which he works, and to the infrastructure’s users as one – one of the most efficient and advanced infrastructures.
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