BIM BENEFITS IN ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Basic Coordination: Streamline communication with 3D visualization among all stakeholders for quick decision making during design and pre construction phase.
Sales Tool: 3D visualization enables potential investors, buyers and owners to understand the layout and spatial interrelationships of a project.
Bidirectional Associativity: Ensures all changes to any part of the building need to be made only once. Ensures annotation decisions, such as a changed sheet scale properly resizing all annotations and graphics, need to be made only once.
Efficiency: Eliminate 2D by generating CD set from BIM models which are accurate and coordinated.
Quality: Ensures all data and graphics, details, schedules, drawings and sheets in the CD set is current and coordinated.
Conceptual Cost Estimating: Quantity take offs can be extracted from model which, when linked with the prevalent rates of materials, labor and construction techniques, can enable the stakeholders to prepare cost estimates.
Integrated Building Materials: Real-world materials drive detailed plan, section and elevation representations of building components to save documentation time. The integrated Accurender, raytracing and radiosity engine uses the same materials, saving time and effort when producing visualizations.