Building information modelling (BIM) systems are becoming more prevalently used in the construction industry. It is essential however that architects, engineers and other professionals provide accurate data input for a BIM in order for it to maintain relevance and functionality.
5D BIM includes for design, cost and scheduling in a BIM which typically allows for automatic quantity generation thereby saving valuable time and effort in terms of measurement, which improves on productivity. Quantity surveyors are however required to ensure the data used for measurement purposes is correctly validated. They also have to ensure pricing is reflected correctly in order to generate accurate total costs for a construction project.
BIM is typically used by architects and engineers to identify constraints and design clashes through its visual capabilities. A 5D BIM can be continuously updated to reflect updates in design, cost and scheduling. It can serve as a useful tool for both the design team and project managers to monitor changes during the project. It can help reduce paperwork as well as material costs. This could also help improve team coordination and productivity and potentially shorten design, planning and estimation time frames. There are also significant benefits for clients including better transparency, visualization as well as time and cost management improvements.
5D BIM is considered to be a game changer for all parties in construction particularly for commercial managers and can contribute towards substantial improvements in productivity and accuracy. Contact us at AussieQS if you would like to find out more information about the specialist 5D BIM services that we offer.