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What is the use of Revit structure

Revit structure is a CAD software program with a similar interface to other applications for Windows. All the structural members like beam, columns, and walls are available at just a click. You can drag them in the drawing and verify if they meet specific design requirements.

The conceptual design platform gives us a basic model which can be utilized in the Revit project environment as the basis to produce more detailed architecture by applying roofs, walls, floors and various fixtures.

Using revit application, we get an analytical model of structure in a form of 3D model with complete engineering details of structural members, material properties, geometric dimensions and loads that together are useful to develop engineering system. This model is generated once you create a physical model and can be shared to other design programs. If you make any change in physical model, the analytical model sets itself accordingly.

The final model contains physical and analytical details of all structural members like beams, walls, braces, floors. The Revit conceptual design platform platform provides a lot of flexibility in early stages of design process for engineers, architects and interior designers to explore ideas and generate a correct model that can be incorporated into building information modelling (BIM) to convert them into buildable models.

The quality generated from Revit application can be scaled down to 1:5 drawings and even 1:1 if needed. Thus, giving us a flexibility to customize as we need since, we might need some custom furniture to be detailed for manufacturing. Handling these final touches in Revit makes a lot of difference between a properly insulted house and the one that is chilly and noisy at places. With Revit, you can use all the BIM information and further push it with 2D details by relying on supplier’s information.

Introduction to Paper to CAD

What is CAD?

CAD (Computer aided design or Computer aided drafting) is a computer drawing software for making digital drawings. Since the evolution of CAD, many CAD softwares have been introduced but the most widely used is AutoCAD. It has become an industry standard to use CAD drawings. However, since AutoCAD is very complex to use, it requires special training to make use of its advanced functionalities. Apart from AutoCAD, there are many other CAD softwares like microstation, vectorworks.

What is Paper?

By paper here, we mean to say hard drawings or drawings made on paper. Before the evolution of CAD, all the drawings were made on paper. But ever since CAD has been introduced, the scenario has been changed completely and all drawings are made in digital format with the help of CAD software.

What is Paper to CAD?

The conversion of hard drawings into digital drawings is called as “Paper to CAD”. This can be done in two ways. The most basic way is doing it manually that is redrawing the paper drawing. This is done by trained CAD drafters. The second approach is automatic conversion. This done by scanning the paper drawings into image and then using a raster to vector conversion software to convert these image formatted drawings into CAD format. However, this is not fully automated and its accuracy varies from software to software used. The conversion is also called as PDF to CAD conversion, PDF to DWG conversion, Scan to CAD conversion etc.

What is the need for Paper to CAD?

The main and foremost reason to convert paper drawing to digital drawing is the storage. CAD format drawings are easier to store and does not wear and tear over the time as in the case of conventional paper drawings.

MEP Coordination services helpful for on time project delivery

Before getting into MEP coordination services, we need to know if time is more important than money. If you would ask me, I would always say that time is much more important than money. Why? Since money can be earn if lost once, but you can’t buy time if it is lost once.

Hence the coordination here of MEP services is only to save time and deliver the project on time without any delay. MEP stands for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. Seeing the three terms, we already understand the deepness and the complexities involved in designing these systems.

How are MEP coordination services helpful here?

Since we already know the depth of complexities we could face while designing these systems, the coordination is done only to proceed further with ease and without any delay.

Process of Coordination:

MEP coordination can be started if and only if the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design models are ready by their respective systems. Once the models are ready, they can coordinate the models together to check if different disciplines can take proper places without any difficulty such that there are no clashes between the three disciplines.

If any clashes are detected by engineers, they work together to find the appropriate solution for the problem. This process improves resolution process and influences the overall project positively. When the clashes are resolved on time, it reduces rework during the construction phases. Had these clashes not been detected at an early stage, it could take an extra time in the later phases thus delaying the project delivery.

This makes it very clear that if the time is saved by taking necessary steps, majorly taking the coordination of MEP disciplines into consideration, project can be delivered to the clients on time with quality.

Architectural Commercial Flooring Design

Commercial flooring design can sometimes be a tedious task. It is always better to get a clear picture of what a client wants, and have the concepts in the form of a hard copy. While working with a big area of commercial floor, which involves a lot of customization and changes every now and then, you should have a backup of the consultation and estimation processes. Apart from these, there might be a few more major issues to be considered before starting to design a commercial floor.

  1. Choosing concepts
  2. As we, all know the process of concepts can be a tough work especially if you do not have any access to visualization. The presentation of the concepts plays a major role to remove any misconceptions in the design before there are any issues in construction. The new design technology in custom carpets allows a client to see a floor with full installments. Thus making it easy for the architect and the client to assess and investigate.

  3. Choosing the right color and design
  4. The most attractive design elements of any flooring concept are the colours and the patterns chosen. This directly affects the overall design and is important that the clients thought matches with the architect and vice-versa. It is now possible to try out multiple specifications quickly and effectively with all possible options available for each specification.

  5. Designer Floors
  6. Design flooring with various carpets like industrial carpet tiles, commercial carpet squares, retail carpets with any colour and design is possible in any business environment. These designs elements can be easily converted into flooring concepts with basic software’s available. Designers can provide the clients with a complete design scenario with multiple options and clear methodologies for assessing them.

  7. Customization options
  8. Few designs need full customization. Initially it used to be a process of designing, checking the carpets quality and estimation. Now it is a fully integrated process of manufacturing, which results in saving time and efforts with quality control. Thus, making customization simple and easy to achieve.

  9. Dealings with the manufacturer
  10. There were many limitations in the earlier days where a manufacturer used to manufacture a limited number of designs. Now a days we can talk directly to the manufacturers about the designs as the manufacturers are also well aware of the requirements of the modern design markets.

3D BIM MODELLING

The main aim of BIM Modelling is to highlight client’s real needs. The concept of BIM has been accepted universally from the building services, engineering and architectural team for due to its need to construct lean buildings and usability for cross disciplines. 3D Modelling has been used for quite a few years now and the industry is also adapting to embrace new workflows of BIM process. But the owners do not have clarity so as to what could be actually achieved at an optimum cost using these models.

We will tell you about how and when to use and to what extent using BIM are beneficial in this article. By using Autodesk Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure, creation of pre-construction planning design data is possible for a diverse range of projects with the same family of software. Alongside Closed BIM approach, an Open BIM environment uses common file formats such as IFC (industry foundation classes) to reduce software interoperability issues and delays. Firstly, it is important to know the difference between parametric BIM models and non-BIM 3D CAD models.

BIM Models are embedded with parametric details which are highly useful from design to management of the environment. Whereas 3D CAD Models are the virtual representation of a building which provides only visual details. Applications such as AutoCAD architecture, AutoCAD MEP are used to create 3D CAD Models that are used for design, development and construction.

One of the main aspects that tells us if BIM is required or no is by getting a deeper knowledge of the models purpose. Many clients request to have a BIM model while all they would need is smart 3D Model which can help us show the construction drawings.

In few other cases, BIM model might be the basis to plan, design, construct and manage the project. These scenarios require project highly experienced stakeholders to access BIM model at different stages in project life. Thus, the most important factor that would talk about the success of any BIM model is the information embedded in the model. Other factors for the success story may include data sharing and inter-operability standards which allows smooth collaboration.

Irrespective of the requirement of BIM Model or Non-BIM CAD model, BIM has been widely spread across the AEC industry forcing to adapt to an approach which is more progressive. This has helped the entire supply chain to embrace virtual planning and intelligent development techniques for architectural and building services.

What makes CAD so popular

Computer aided drafting and design (CAD) has a revolutionary change in Engineering Industry.CAD services are altogether a very wide term and can fit into any or many fields of engineering from designing to modelling or detailing, planning to building an infrastructure or an industrial equipment with less turnaround time.

Today, many companies provide CAD outsourcing services to other companies worldwide thus, making its worth renowned owing to its compatibility, robustness and cost effectiveness throughout engineering service market. Some of the CAD services used highly by engineering industry are 2D Drafting services, Building Information Modelling, 3D Modelling and Rendering services. There are many applications of CAD services that are used in real estate and construction industry. These services help in reducing time and effort along with high precision drawing and error free designs.

Apart from creation of models using these software’s, they also give a photorealistic effect by using textures and lighting techniques. CAD acts as a tool to integrate and speed up various Designing, Drafting and Detailing processes. By using CAD services a lot of manual work like drafting and detailing of building machinery, Electrical equipments has been replaced by automated tools and software’s like auto CAD, Tekla, Revit, 3D Max, Microstation, Pro E, inventor and many more. It is possible to create 2D Drawings, 3D Models that gives us practical visualisation of how a building will look and function after it is constructed.

The major advantage of using CAD software’s are that it improves productivity of the designer, increases the design quality. It makes it much easier to create and standardize drawings. Also helps in creating a back up of documentation, database and drawings.

Many countries are not able to provide CAD services due to the major hurdles like the distance, language barrier and knowledge. However, India has many skilled and experienced CAD professionals who are experts in latest CAD software’s like Auto CAD, Revit, 3D Max, Tekla etc along with decent communication skills. They provide a very cost effective and time bound CAD services for construction and architectural firms present overseas.

MEP Drawing Services Play a Crucial Role in the AEC World

Mechanical Electrical Plumbing drawings play a very significant role in the construction of a building with a longer lifetime. The 2D and 3D Models help to execute the projects in a perfect way such that the exact location of Lighting fixtures, switches, Outlets and containment for electrical distribution are shown. Apart from the electrical distribution, it also shows the details of elements in HVAC system, including ducting, chilled water piping and related equipment’s. Vent piping, Waste water lines, Domestic water lines, plumbing fixtures and valves are also represented in the sketches.

For MEP services, it is necessary to appoint a team of proficient engineers who could assist in shop drawings and can give a 2D MEP drawings, a BIM service provider who helps you get the construction documents from the information provided by the drawings. BIM models give you the illustrations, which highlights every component with detailed technical information.

2D MEP drawings are often released with information about the floor plans with system sizes for scaling and schematic illustration to ensure service continuity with design intent. In addition to that, they provide us with enlarged illustrations which contains specific installation details and equipment scheduled mock-ups. When various equipments are to be installed, the MEP coordinated drawings to ensure that everything is installed in a proper way and every contractor gets a place for his system. Thus, giving a clear action plan for every system contractor. The 2D and 3D diagrams also gives the details about prefabricated components such elevators, windows, cabinets, appliances and air handling units which are required by MEP contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and fabricators.

There is no doubt that MEP shop drawings are now a part of construction industry as most of them make used of BIM services . Coordinated BIM Model improve the quality of construction and saves time. It also is responsible to improve the productivity through off site fabrication, better plans and well informed team. Effective coordination diagrams help to identify the potential problems before fabrication or installation on the construction site, which helps in building project as a whole rather than in separate sketches. Hence, we can say that MEP plays a vital role in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry.

The long-term success of hospital and surgery center development projects depends upon effective communication between architects, healthcare executives and developers. In recent years, the use of building information modeling (BIM) has increased in healthcare industry as hospital project managers learn about the many benefits of BIM. BIM can help healthcare projects evolve faster and with greater accuracy apart from helping stakeholders visualize the impact of proposed hospital designs.

1.Hospitals are built faster with BIM

BIM is highly regarded for its ability to promote efficiency during the healthcare construction process. Project completion speed is one of the most important aspects of the hospital design process, especially in communities with high population.

2.Existing hospital projects are brought to life with BIM

One of the greatest challenges facing healthcare developers is the task of bringing proposed designs to life. It is easy for stakeholders to get distracted when reviewing hospital plans that involve hundreds of empty patient rooms and unused operating theaters. BIM modeling allows developers to effectively keep a track of project flow through visualization.

3.BIM helps stakeholders visualize complex healthcare facilities

As technology is changing, developers must ensure that hospitals are designed with a flow that is compatible with current trends. Hospitals and surgery centers need to constantly evolve to meet the unique needs of each patients and practitioners. BIM modeling allows developers to effectively motivate patient staff and flow, promoting visualization.

4.Design changes are faster and easier to make when BIM is used

Rarely are hospital projects free of conflicts or design changes. Hospital stakeholders often have conflicting ideas regarding layouts of operating theaters, patient rooms, and intensive care areas. BIM modeling makes it easier for stakeholders to recognize the conflicts early in the design process so they can be resolved without delaying construction.

5.BIM designs can be used in the future if updates are planned

Long-term hospital management is an important variable that is often overlooked during the design and construction process. In most cases, project delivery teams typically turn their attentions to a new project once their current project is completed

Updates and renovations may not be planned for years or decades after a project has been delivered. With the help of BIM, project details are easily captured in the facility database that was employed during the project’s design.

“BIM is a perfect fit for healthcare industry because of the complex nature of these buildings, the repetitiveness of the activity within the building.“– Dan Noble, FAIA, FACHA

Have you ever thought of walking down the empty streets of Paris without actually visiting it? Or go for bungee jumping on a boring afternoon? Well, not everything is pocket friendly, but there’s indeed a way to experience all of it sitting on your comfortable couch at home or at your office desk. All this can be partially possible because of Virtual Reality. The idea of VR is to replace your reality with something that doesn’t exist physically. Human brains can be exposed to any sort of virtually generated environments like a park, a computer game, a movie, or in short to anything and everything that can be duplicated into a Virtual Reality.

But what is there in it for BIM?

Imagine how it will be making your clients walk through the actual life sized model of an on-going architectural project. Or imagine yourself sitting virtually inside the model and evaluating it. This is definitely more interesting than sitting at your table and zooming into a 15’screen.

The acceptance and expansion of VR has been growing exponentially. Ever since the idea of VR has launched, the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector has benefited a lot. As per the reports, companies began seeing faster project approvals, increased positive client interactions and higher client satisfaction.

The checklist of requirements based on priority can be prepared smoothly so as to save valuable time and money for the company as well as the client. With all these progress happening, it is not surprising that architects, engineers and construction techies are already exploring the length and breadth of this technology.

How would you achieve it?

There are various VR software and hardware tools available, that can redefine the way BIM can be implemented. It is a real-time motion capture system for virtual reality. In some software, the user can make use of body movements to navigate through the virtual environment instead of the conventional mouse and keyboard. The sensors are calibrated such that even the minute finger movements are captured accurately and these corresponding movements are occurring in the VR world too

It also has a 360° viewing angle making it somewhat more realistic while navigating through a model. Thus, using this technology in BIM will not only save time and money but also make the work for an architect more interesting which in turn increases clients thus expanding its business

Architecture is the backbone of a project. Whether it is a building, a stadium or your dream house, architectural designing provides a detailed blueprint of the project including its functional, technical and aesthetic considerations. It doesn’t only help you save time and money; it also ensures that your project will be transformed into an art work.

In traditional days, architectural designing had been a tedious task. A plan with any flaws in it could make it costlier and time-consuming to fix or worse, if left undetected. It could ruin the structural integrity of your project.

But that was in olden days when technology was not advanced. With the advancement, we need not worry anymore because the future of architectural design is at hand. And it’s called 3D visualization.

What is 3D visualization?

A technology that has become mainstream over the last few decades and has evolved into one of the most viable options for producing high-quality digital content. 3D visualization also known as 3D Graphics, 3D Rendering, Computer Generated imager (CGI) refer to the process by which graphical content is created using 3D software.

Why 3D Visualization?

3D visualization allows for the creation of content with full control over every aspect of the image. It gives you access to a wide range of templates, examples, pre-made interior and exterior construction objects to get you started. It also features powerful drafting and building tools that even novice designers can easily understand and utilize effectively. And best part is as it comes in 3D, it supports 3D editing. As soon as you find a flaw in the design, you can fix it with a few clicks of the mouse. Yes! It’s that convenient.

So 3D visualization is nothing but architectural designing on steroids. It highlights the best parts of the place and turns it into a promise of a comfortable future. And all that – without renovations, physical staging and renting the decor or furniture. The technology helps to create visuals that may either be impossible to create or too costly to create with photography. eLogicTech creates realistic images virtually. The enhancements in rendering technologies have made it possible for our 3D artists to quickly create photorealistic renderings that match the quality of standard photography.

Thus,3D visualization is the future of architectural design.It helps your ideas come alive. With 3D visualization, you are only limited by your imagination.

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEPF) are the four major components in the design and construction phase of building. It is important for design decision-making, accurate documentation, performance and cost-estimation, construction planning and facilities management.

MEP drafting, design and documentation were traditionally done manually. Computer-aided design like 3D modeling has some advantages over this. Building information modeling provides holistic design and parametric change management of the MEP design. MEP consists of installing air conditioning systems, water supply and drainage systems, fire fighting systems, electrical power and lighting systems including transformer substations and emergency power generators, fire protection and alarm systems, voice and data systems, security access and surveillance systems, UPS, public address systems, mast antenna TV system, and building management systems. These need direct involvement and intervention of experts from the stage of design to execution and installation.

So do you have design and engineering experts who can handle project requirements from start to end?

We guess not!

Because finding the perfect suitable resource and retaining it for long termed projects is very difficult. Growing businesses do not want to invest their time and efforts in finding, training and retaining resources. Hence the best option here is to outsource.

eLogicTech offers the best MEP design and MEP modeling services with good infrastructure and staff to handle all your business requirements. We believe in long termed and profitable business relationships.

What are the major benefits for you by outsourcing the project?

Invest on resources appropriately:

MEP design projects require a team of experts who have good MEP engineering knowledge and can design the system well, prepare drafts, create 3D models such that there are no clashes. A successful project execution largely and majorly depends on the experience, problem solving acuity and expertise of the team.

But, when you outsource your project, you need not worry about recruiting the best people and training them. This reduces a lot of time and resources usage while recruiting or training people, which can be used productively in places where it is more required.

Best technology and tools used for your project:

Apart from Talent, you can use the best technology and tools for MEP design without actually investing in it. Successful businesses outsource MEP design to those companies which have a team of experts with good experience.

And these companies will undoubtedly have the best software and resources that you require for the project. Thus without particularly investing in tools and technology you can still use them for your project.

Control your project remotely:

Irrespective of which part of the world you are in, you can still gain complete control over your projects by sharing MEP BIM on cloud and enabling real time video conferences. Thus, all your architects, engineers, contractors and concerned authorities need not be in the same place to stay updated about the project

Intellectual Information Security:

Wherever outsourcing is done, one of the main components to be considered is security. Many people do not outsource their projects due to project Information and data security. However today due to the highly competitive landscapes, the companies have become more responsible to every concern of the client; securing data being on the top of the list.

When it comes to eLogicTech, they are governed by data security laws, and considered liable in case of security breach. Thus, they will take all possible measures to ensure that the intellectual information remains safe and every project detail is shared over a secure network.

Additionally, eLogicTech has shifted focus from individual projects to building long termed business relations making them deliver the best in order to take the association from a single project to several projects.

eLogicTech provides the best MEP drafting and documentation at highly competitive price, on-time delivery, and highly secure data transactions; the best of all packed into one.

BIM Ready is not just about acquiring latest software and training your internal team, it’s a journey and has to be looked at different aspects like people, process and outputs and align them together for meaningful output for all the stake holders involved in it.

While we have already mentioned about the four different phases in the earlier blog, in this article We have listed some of the best practices to guide you through planning stages and avoid pitfalls while implementing BIM.

Setting up the Team:

Senior Management:

Operational staff may be the first to experience BIM potential however it has to be backed by an efficient leader to make the transition successful and efficient. There would be numerous disruptions and challenges like financial, operational and process during transition. Hence you need support from senior leadership to implement the considerations and look at them in a realistic approach in long run. Consider your team members carefully people with existing knowledge on BIM processes and procedures would be added advantage

Establish Standards:

Collaboration lies in the heart of BIM so don’t stray to far in developing your own approach. There are a wide range of different approaches for Project management and you can adopt some of the most common framework like PRINCE2. There is no need to deviate too far to deliver a BIM implementation project.

Standards have to be set for creation of Models, Internal processes used for technical and representational standards. Documenting the processes required to deliver BIM is advisable and it will be useful checklist to measure and implement new processes by considering existing interconnected systems and procedures.

Once your standards have been set you’ll also need to ensure that they’re followed with a range of control measures to ensure that staff across your company does the right thing.

Decide which tools you will use:

There are different tools available and it is important to carefully review them before making a final decision to adopt. It will always advisable to create the checklist and compare them and understand which tools would benefit you for your set requirements. Your projects team should research establish the extent to which your chosen tool(s) work well together – sharing information in an accurate and timely fashion without losing data as files travel between systems and partners.

Training and Development:

Creating communication plans and setting up trainings for teams is crucial for the success of implementation. As details of your implementation scheme become clearer you need to work out who you will involve and when and what you will tell different groups of stakeholders. Understanding of BIM is likely to be mixed so coming up with a communications plan will ensure that appropriate staff are approaching the challenges of the project from a standard level of understanding.

Set Realistic goals:

Reasonable targets are necessary to maintain the programme on track. Maintaining business as usual while steering a major change in operations would be challenging. Numerous challenges like training needs to hardware and software procurement, testing, and making decisions. Hence set realistic goals which are achievable.

Simplify and Plan for Contingency:

Ultimate objective for BIM should be to simplify the processes, without proper controls you end up developing complex processes which are inefficient and shoot the budget out of proportion. Lay down a clear strategy and be mindful of your BIM implementation, consider the cost and benefit of every process at every step to ensure you’re not doing unnecessary work and remain flexible. Considering the possible risks at every stage of the process and monitoring and mitigating these risks will be essential to keeping the project on track.

It is paramount to evaluate if the project is good for BIM Implementation or not,and you don’t necessarily need an algorithm to decide whether or not you should implement BIM on a project. You can arrive at a decision about BIM implementation based on the project information and some key factors listed below:

Nature of Construction:

BIM implementation is best suited for new projects, however renovation or maintenance projects can be benefited depending upon the scope and complexity of project.

Program Complexity:

BIM implementation is largely benefited and valued for complex projects like Labs and Healthcare. However BIM implementation would be immensely beneficial and adds value to residential projects where teams can replicate Layouts easily.

Budget:

Budget always indicates the scale of project and this is a major factor to consider for BIM implementation. BIM implementation can immensely benefit Large Scale Projects and improve efficiency.

Schedule/Timing:

Schedule of the project directly impacts the potential value because of the mobilization time required for BIM. The further along a project is, the lower the opportunity for using BIM.

Project Delivery Method:

This is another important factor to consider as projects with a more collaborative contract form will benefit slightly more from BIM than other projects.

Team BIM Capability:

Another important factor to consider is the proficiency of the team on BIM would impact the value of the project it gets from BIM. Better project partners would result in hassle free implementation.

Existing Building Documentation:

For maintenance and renovation projects form of existing building documentation is important. Existing BIM data would be helpful although CAD and laser scan data serve as meaningful baselines when used properly

Some of the factors mentioned above are rudimentary and easier to remember, however there are several factors to take into consideration before we come to a decision on BIM implementation.

Like any form of change management, implementation of BIM would require great planning & preparation. Change implementation has to be in a phased manner with proper planning and execution, let’s look at some the four key phases in BIM implementation.

The Four Phases of BIM Implementation
  • Evaluation/Assessment
  • Preparation for the Transition / Project Pre-Planning
  • Execution of the Plan / Design and Construction
  • Operations and Maintenance through Experience and Expertise
Evaluation or Assessment

Publish the implementation plan and intent for Building Information Modeling in your organization as part of an internal assessment procedure. The following steps are some of the best practises which would help you in the initial phase of BIM implementation.

  • BIM Ready Evaluation – Evaluate your teams capability in terms of technology and processes
  • Feedback – conduct feedback sessions on with internal team about adopting technology, processes and workflows
  • Due Diligence – Evaluate the legal contracts and deliverables expected from each party
  • Management take – Ensure that the higher management fully supports the decision to adopt BIM in the organization.
Preparation for the Transition / Project Pre-Planning

Project pre-planning is paramount for successful transition to BIM. A Standardisation in technology process and trained people is critical for success of technology implementation.

  • Standardisation: Make provisions for uniform standards for software implementation ensure to lay down a process flow for information exchange, archiving and updating data on a real-time basis so that no crucial information is lost
  • Training: Internal Team has to be equipped with the new software so plan for numerous Training and Development sessions to increase their expertise in using BIM.
Execution of Plan/Design and Construction

The execution of the plan must be decided collaboratively in accordance with every stakeholder in the project. This phase defines the social interactions of the project team throughout the BIM construction life cycle. A BIM execution plan includes:

  • Portfolio management
  • Test case based planning and implementation
  • Spatial planning
  • Team restructuring
  • Information handover
  • Defining new roles and responsibilities
  • Measuring performance>
Operations and Maintenance

The high level digital model built in the design phase can be taken as a base for operations and maintenance phase as well. The best practise is to use building data from this model and rework on it, to incorporate operations and maintenance for the facility,

Here are some the factors that determine if the high levels design model can be used for used for operations and maintenance:

  • Which elements were integrated into the model in its design phase?
  • Was the digital model regularly updated to include the most recent and accurate information?
  • Were all stakeholders who are authorized to access the digital model able to retrieve data with ease?
  • Every organisation requirement and structure is different and activities performed in these phases might differ as per their requirement

    Different phases of BIM implementation and proposes standard procedures that can ensure smooth transition to BIM technology however the success on BIM implementation would largely depend on willingness and capability of current organisation. Hence it’s advisable to lay down step by step process and the execute diligently for successful implementation.

Numerous Contractors and Projects teams are creating 3D walk through & 3D VR modelling to simulate the functionality of residential, commercial projects & architectural projects. Let’s look how Virtual Reality might impact the construction industry in long run.

Feasibility

With extensive adaptation of 3D and BIM in the industry Virtual buildings and environments has become natural. There is major boost to gaming and entertainment VR investments. This will push the technology forward and make it affordable to consumers

Initiating change

There are numerous potential uses for VR in construction. Drawings and renderings are statics images and can never capture the three dimensional, spatial nature of building. life-sized physical models are also quite time consuming and often costly to build. Hence, Transition to Virtual reality would be seamless as architects and designers already create digital models of their designs.

Scope to Experience design

Virtual reality could be used to experience design and take the experience to next level and create a lasting impact. VR-enhanced experience design could be used in any type of project: residential, retail, hospitality, healthcare, and offices, to name a few.

Enhances Project collaboration

VR allows new ways to visualize and simulate systems, phenomena, and their functions. Project stakeholders can experience the realistic view and conduct meetings in virtual environment which is being designed Instead of conducting physical or video meetings

Helps in Decision-making

Virtual Reality offers scope for simulation where people can see how the project would look like after the construction. Visualisation makes decision making process easy and it provides valuable feedback for property developers and designers in the early stages of planning.

Most Impacted in Residential development and sales

Virtual reality plays a crucial role in the residential business. Simulation provides scope to buyers to experience their future home, moving around, and changing materials, fixtures, and furniture, is exceptional.A very important factor is what you can see outside the windows of the home. A nice view would not only justify the premium price but also speed up the buying decision.

Virtual Reality for professional training

VR can be used in educating Architects and most designers who have never worked on visited the construction site before they get graduated. A virtual simulated construction would give them practical experience. Safety is an age-old problem in construction. Safety training using VR could possibly prevent many human tragedies and can identify issues and incorporate required changes before construction begins. A simulated construction site could also be used to ensure safety in construction site, it could simulate the real environment and show how and where to use safety precautions and will show the site’s progress at any given date.

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