3D Design changing Construction Industry

3d-architecture-exploded-by-sira-anamwong.jpgThe conventional practice in the construction industry of designing drafts and drawings using pen and paper are now giving way to modern design software. This design software is employed in several fields not only construction, but also architecture, auto-mobile, and aerospace industries and are getting increasingly sophisticated and integrated. Before ground breaks on any infrastructure or construction project, they first have to be imagined and designed. 3D design software is becoming more popular to use and has influenced the industry in many ways with the design process now quicker and more efficient.

The future of construction going forward calls for designers and engineers to simulate multiple things at the same time, do multiple analysis, whether it's cost, to carbon footprinting, to water footprinting, economic footprinting, whatever it may be.

Over the last number of years, there has been a real emphasis on Building Information Modeling, BIM. This is an integrated collaborative 3D modeling technology that allows everyone involved in the project to work from one model that they can share reliable information. It looks at a project from planning through designing through construction. It covers information like geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components, project management and post-construction facilities management.

All this various levels of information – from materials to wind forces or even water pressure in plumbing systems – helps the project team understand the implications of their choices, constraints and opportunities. An intelligent model brings greater precision to project feasibility, cost and schedules – becoming a 4D model when factors of programme and time are added in, and 5D with quantity and cost. It also helps project leaders to ensure considerable gains in the sustainability of the construction and operation are achieved.

The architecture, engineering and construction industries are at a crossroads where more adoption of collaborative technologies such as BIM can mean more on-time completions, fewer busted budgets and general cost certainty for a business that’s dealt with uncertainty created by field conditions and 2D plans for generations.

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