Better-Designed Projects with BIM
Architects who use Building Information Modeling (BIM) on a regular basis agree it leads to better-designed projects. We believe BIM fundamentally alters and enhances the design process and here’s why.
BIM’s drawing tools are faster than those used for 2D or CAD. Because each object is connected to a database, updates are made in each window automatically as the model is developed and edited, saving you time.
Successfully Integrating Systems
BIM facilitates the examination of all systems, including structural, electrical, mechanical and architectural, and it integrates them. BIM essentially moves beyond the typical 2/3D drawings of CAD to deliver “intelligent objects” that can be readily examined and adjusted.
Improving Energy-Efficient Designs
BIM facilitates green building design and construction. It allows for energy and environmental modeling to maximize airtight construction, air circulation and other considerations. Because of this, there’s potential for increased energy savings, reduced emissions and other important green building goals.
The collaborative potential of BIM facilitates interactions between architects, contractors, engineers and owners. Professionals at all levels can coordinate insights and ideas in a collective effort to create and complete a better building at a lower cost.
Detecting Clashes and Inconsistencies
Just how effective is BIM? Compare it to the traditional methods of architectural design, which typically require an examination of two-dimensional drawings to catch problems and system inconsistencies. This method can leave problems undetected and therefore unresolved; that is, until you start construction and they come back to bite you. Trying to fix a clash of systems or rectify critical design flaws at this point can be pretty expensive.
BIM also allows project partners to access vital information effortlessly. Just click the equipment or wall system to easily access data regarding specifications, performance attributes and much more.
When it’s all said and done, BIM facilitates the development of a higher quality end-product. Architects and all of those invested in a project trust that potential system conflicts have been detected and resolved and that all the moving parts of a project will properly synchronize.
BIM Wall Details Available:
Dörken and Roxul, in conjunction with RDH Building Science, have created the first BIM wall details that include:
- Structural components and cladding
- Continuous insulation to minimize heat loss
- Continuous air barrier to control air leakage
There are six different DELTA®-VENT SA wall assemblies in the BIM library, containing 10 details in each assembly, available for download.
Read more about how to make easier, faster and more accurate wall designs with BIM here.