The civil engineering and construction industries are at a crossroads: failing infrastructure, compounded by the demands of climate change, will need attention sooner rather than later. At the same time, public enthusiasm for channeling funds toward such projects is anemic at best. On the plus side, the ubiquity of data means industry professionals can leverage this asset to deliver new efficiencies. Building Information Modeling (BIM), a collaborative digital approach to infrastructure project management, is meant to tackle precisely such challenges.


BIM's ROI

BIM is what the infrastructure industry needs today. Here's why:

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BIM delivers an integrated knowledge base, allowing you to store in one place the disparate information about the variety of components that make up an infrastructure project.

 

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Transparency across every aspect of a  project leads to greater cost prediction accuracy and easier reworking of alternatives.

 

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BIM can vet constructability of a project before precious resources are funneled to
it. Virtual construction of projects can pinpoint problem areas, enabling  professionals to design alternatives that
check off all required boxes.

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Cities can integrate GIS information into BIM and compare costs for different construction scenarios. Measuring twice and cutting once helps municipalities stay on budget.

 

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3D capture of real-world assets integrates well into BIM to deliver better modeling of what-if scenarios.

 

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Cutting-edge BIM technology keeps all team members informed and helps retain top talent.

 

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Real-time modeling of various scenarios during presentations can help professionals sell their case more effectively.

 

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IoT data from autonomous vehicles and other outfitted devices in smart cities can be integrated into BIM for smoother traffic flow modeling and urban planning.

 

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BIM enables long-term reliance on accurate data so stakeholders don’t have to reinvent the wheel during routine operations and maintenance.

 

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Using BIM, public-private partnerships can receive a transfusion of necessary relevant information to achieve more transparency into how infrastructure dollars are being spent.

 

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