Mitigating Project Risk Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)

23 Jan 2018

Mitigating Project Risk Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) Multiple stakeholding, combined with the many stages involved in the construction process, represent the biggest obstacles any project faces from the outset. If the information sharing protocols in place aren’t smooth enough, then it can lead to inefficient collaboration, which is bad news for all parties concerned.

The BIM Revolution
This problem has been well known to the construction industry and it led to the development of technologies that allow mechanical and electrical engineers, architects and designers to work much better together. These processes apply right from the outset too, so no matter whether a project is in the design phase or fully completed and in its operational cycle, BIM can be used to save resources and energy from a single, easily accessible model.

Mitigation of Risk
Having access to a constantly updated ‘master’ 3D model for everyone to work from allows any clashes in models created by each independent team, to be identified as early as possible. This mitigates much of the existing risks of projects going over budget due to reworks and redesigns.

This is one of the major benefits that BIM offers, as the savings in cost, time and materials are significant. This factor that goes a long way to reducing the carbon footprint of a particular construction project.

Risk can be defined as hazards from internal and external factors to the achievement of the project’s overall goal. Use of BIM is growing exponentially due to its ability to mitigate this risk and before too long, its concept and everything it involves will pervade more and more of the processes involved in sustainably designed buildings in Ireland.

At Varming Consulting Engineers, we are leaders in the adoption of emerging green technologies in the industry and understand the benefits to be enjoyed by fully utilising everything that BIM offers.

If you are in need of any advice or guidance with anything discussed here or with BIM in general, please don’t hesitate to call us.


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