Connected BIM

Connected BIM

BIM or Connected BIM:

As we see nowadays that IOT is integrated in most appliances and devices, and mostly has started to appear in our daily activities like GPS for locations that drove the most application business which integrated with cloud services.

So, in BIM and 3D modelling all data are preliminary data till it connected via cloud to be interactive actual data which unlocking an infinite number of opportunities for efficiency and project management.

Sensors, GPS and 3D modelling in the cloud will change the industry practices by contribute in connected BIM: Building information modelling (management) and the power of cloud and this evolution is very important to lead the development of construction industry and address the new challenges that facing it.

Construction Disruption:

According to Mckinsey & company “The construction industry is ripe for disruption,” 6% of Global GDP from construction industry and contains around 200 million people.

The big challenge when you know that 3.5 billion people will live in cities by 2050, so cities will need to accommodate another 2.5 billion. That mean we need to build 1000 building every day for the next 30 years.Unfortunately, construction is one of the least-prepared industries to address this challenge. It has barely digitized at all: The McKinsey report places construction only slightly ahead of agriculture and hunting, as only 1.2 percent of its of revenue goes toward advancing technology.Some governments have tried o mandate BIM process to modernize the construction industry like UK. UK mandate BIM level 2 for all public projects in 2016 but architects and professionals didn’t wait until the regulation and they proceed the laws and regulation because they know that construction industry is in dire need of improvement.

Like in US, no regulations or mandatory for using BIM, but contractors are making significant investments in BIM. According to a 2014 SmartMarket Report about BIM in construction, contractors reported that they expected to see their BIM-related work increase by 50 percent within two years.



Cloud Collaboration and Coordination

Lot of outdated printed paper, more delays, ore time and money waste. To avoid them we have to clearly understand the benefits of connected BIM and will be clear when people know how cloud and mobile technologies enable an new era of collaboration. By using mobile technologies to manage drawings on construction sites—tracking and updating information continually in real time—an inherent trust develops as far as who on the team did the what, when, why, and how. Everything is tracked directly in the cloud for the entire project life cycle.

Connected BIM also helps manage risk on construction projects while enabling greater efficiency and higher quality. It allows you to capture a ton of data and analyze it to optimize future projects.

For example, you could collect data that uncovers project delays when electricians and plumbers are involved on projects. But if you unpack the reasons for those delays, you might realize that a plumbing delay was caused by materials not being delivered on time or by ordering the wrong materials. Or it could be that the work was done perfectly and on time, but it was finished before someone else needed to punch holes in the walls where the plumber had already finished working. And that would mean bringing the plumber back in to redo that work. A “plumbing delay” could encompass so many other factors, but with the data, you can figure out how to better schedule plumbing and electrical work so they are called in at the right time—keeping future projects on schedule

VR and IOT

Instead of send instructions via emails to team member, imagine that you can explain the design or changes to stakeholders and subcontractors in same 3d environment (see instead of explain), I think these kinds of immersive VR experiences, once experienced, will quickly become the default way to communicate.

But the Internet of Things (IoT) is the technology that will truly redefine and re contextualize BIM. IoT unlocks the performance potential of construction sites. Today, there can be people, machines, and materials located onsite or offsite, but it’s hard to know how these things connect and whether they are efficient.

Yet once construction sites are equipped with all kinds of sensors, it will be possible to understand where people spend their time, how machines are used, and if the materials have been delivered or installed. All this information will be captured and aggregated on a dashboard in the cloud. The Big Data can then be analyzed to start identifying trends about what’s working—or not working.

Once this technology is used on one, 10, hundreds, or thousands of projects, it will be clearer to stakeholders why some projects go well and others don’t. But if you expand it beyond that, it gets even more interesting. A bunch of companies—such as Redpoint PositioningPillar Technologies, and Human Condition—are using sensors to capture information and show how people behave on a construction site.

Human Condition understands how people carry loads or climb ladders, and it can analyze if they are maintaining proper form for these actions. Using data, it can actually predict if workers will be injured in the future, based on whether they bend too much or the wrong way too many times. And, again, if you do that across tens of thousands of construction workers in the world, it will be possible to prevent injuries from happening in the first place.

When you see how this connectivity impacts every facet of a construction site—improving the efficiency, safety, and cost—it’s not even a question of whether the industry will move in this direction, only how quickly.



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