Conceptual airport planning requires BIM amidst COVID. BIM is set to transform the Airport Construction landscape with a disruptive shift in the AEC industry. It is only logical to understand what BIM is adding to Airport Construction. BIM enhances communication and collaboration between various stakeholders that improves visualization, constructability, and management. Given these tools, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, and Owners see BIM as a powerful process to build complex and fascinating Airport infrastructure.
BIM services for airport infrastructure construction help project stakeholders make informed decisions, save time and costs, reduce errors, enhance construct-ability, etc.
Benefits of BIM for Airport Construction
- Manage Airport Complexity
Considering the wealth of information, resources, and personnel that goes into airport construction or renovation, it is very clear BIM is the only solution to manage airport complexity. BIM helps improve collaboration between various disciplines to identify and resolve errors early on. Revit 3D BIM models help enhance project visualization before onsite construction begins. With every piece of valuable information stored in the model, project stakeholders can optimize the preconstruction phase.
- Improved and enhanced communication
Communication and collaboration are key. Instead of working on hundreds of models and drawings, BIM helps stakeholders leverage a coordinated model. This coordinated model includes work from various disciplines such as Architecture, Structure, and MEPF. Through various kickoff and coordination meetings, airport construction projects can be augmented to complete in pre-defined timelines, costs, etc. High-quality renders and walkthroughs help send a clear visual for architects, owners, engineers, etc. to understand the project and make informed decisions.
- Enhance schedule and cost visualization
Schedule and cost visualization through 4D scheduling and 5D cost estimation helps Airport construction stay on time and cost. With so many resources and personnel involved schedulers, surveyors and estimators can extract complete project information from the 3D BIM model. 4D Construction Scheduling helps stakeholders view realistic renders on how the project resources, equipment, materials, etc. are scheduled for construction. The cost database is live-linked to the 3D BIM model that helps extract accurate costs for each element.
- Leverage information depth
The depth of information in BIM is the most crucial factor that delivers significant project outcomes. Leveraging highly accurate and detailed information integrated into a 3D BIM is all it takes to ensure smart airport construction. An Airport 3D BIM model has detailed information about HVAC systems, electrical systems, energy consumption, electrical systems, piping, fire systems, etc. This information can be used to enhance space planning, reduce rework, optimize energy usage, better airport operations and facilities management, airport safety, etc.
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A clash-free coordinated Revit Model enabled significant cost savings of $7M in six months. Project completion resulted in an operational terminal with 100% MEP systems installed with zero change orders. Read more.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, BIM needs to become mandatory to leverage all its profound benefits. If BIM is integrated, it will enhance the digital quality of Airport Infrastructure and lower the overall cost of operations. For a space like Airports that is continuously evolving, BIM can significantly be adopted to gain an overview of the volumes that need to be renovated and utility systems that need to be reconnected. BIM ensures the digital quality of an airport and improves operational excellence.
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