5 Reasons to support BIM implementation in small companies

Is Building Information Modelling (BIM) a methodology accessible only to large companies?

The world is becoming increasingly technological and digital in all sectors, and construction is no exception! Fortunately, technology is for everyone and not just for the big players. Which indicates that the BIM methodology is, for sure, accessible to the whole market and all companies, whether small, medium or large. BIM implementation in small companies is a reality and is on the rise.

It is true that there are still professionals who consider that BIM is accessible, only and only to large companies. This is a thought that is still present in the day-to-day of the sector, due to the lack of knowledge of the highly optimising impact that these tools represent for companies.

Besides all the procedural and technical optimisations, BIM methodology brings the calm and organised environment that has always been very difficult to find in this industry.

Why? Because the fact that it allows all the information to be gathered in a single place, with all the details of the project, a virtually complete and informative construction, all the necessary documentation and all the data for an extraction of quantities and subsequent budgeting, facilitates the whole work process for the team members. An environment of organisation, planning and good practices is created that will greatly help the technicians in their daily work.

Project presentations are made easier because anyone can log in and view a project using a computer. Naturally, this is an exclusive advantage of BIM software hosted in the Cloud, such as BIMWorkplace.

Opting for a Cloud solution means that the investment in BIM technologies today is much lower than it was in the past (when companies had to invest heavily in robust equipment to be able to support the processing of the software). Furthermore, by subscribing to a Cloud solution you will have immediate access to all upgrades of the platform.  This factor alone proves that BIM methodologies are more than ever within the reach of all companies, whether small, medium or large.

5 advantages of using BIM methodology

  1. Reduced construction time and delays
  2. Standardization of activities
  3. Compliance with quality criteria
  4. Reductions of material waste
  5. Reduction of rework due to operational errors

Building Information Modeling contributes so that, from a digital transformation, companies can significantly optimise their processes and procedures, improving their performance.

It is certain that the implementation requires knowledge, determination and some care by the managers, in order to mitigate the impact of the change on productivity, even if temporary, in a process of adaptation and learning of the team. It is necessary to know this methodology and seriously evaluate the implementation of this tool in the management of your works.

“All companies are ready to start implementing BIM. BIM is a methodology that should be understood as something that will add value to your company. You should look to integrate the technology that supports BIM into your current processes and not look to make a disruptive change to processes, if that happens it will be very difficult to make the move to BIM. So if a company has the desire to improve its productivity, increase its efficiency and is willing to make a bit of investment in technology, cultural change and staff training, the company will be ready to start the digital revolution that is BIM.”

António Meireles, CEO of ndBIM Virtual Building and BIMWorkplace

We must take into account that BIM represents a major technological change, because it provides companies with a democratization of data and ease in managing, predicting and analysing critical situations throughout the process.

The Future is BIM(Workplace)!

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