"Building information Modeling (BIM) has gained much traction in recent years as digital construction technology that will fundamentally transform the building and construction industry practice in the delivery of an excellent built environment. It is therefore important for the industry to embrace the technology with clarity.
BIM is a journey. We envisage that it will grow with time and will inspire more advanced and innovative use of BIM." - excerpt by Dr John Keung, CEO of BCA on Singapore's BIM guide.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an advanced computer technology that allows building performance to be simulated digitally so that design conflicts can be collectively resolved upfront to avoid costly abortive work at the construction stage. It is widely accepted as an essential tool for built environment professionals to improve their productivity from the design to the downstream construction stages.
Over here in Aries Geomatics, we specialize in providing 3D Laser Scanning Services. 3D Laser Scanning is well known for supporting the application of BIM. With the 3D point cloud data from the 3D Laser Scanner able to be converted into 3D models by programmes such as AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit. This allows the existing structure or building to be converted into an as-built model.
Once the as-built 3D Models are integrated seamlessly into the BIM workflow, professionals involved in the project can build up the model with the right information for effective collaboration. With the information, tedious analysis is now possible, which include site analysis, energy study and cost estimates. This helps the project team to work out solutions that are more efficient and less costly, saving precious time and money.