The construction industry has witnessed unprecedented technological developments over the last couple of decades. Considering the growing complexities of construction projects, and the scarcity of resources, there is a need for more advanced construction planning tools and techniques. Visual communication and sophisticated coordination methods can dramatically improve the way large construction projects are planned, scheduled, executed and delivered. 4D simulations and presentations is an example of how visual communication can help project managers and contractors improve the overall construction processes.
Effective visualization of the construction processes save time and reduce cost. 4D construction simulations and presentations can be utilized to quickly communicate the intended workflow and building construction sequence to project stakeholders.
4D Building Information Modeling (BIM)
4D Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides the construction industry with a number of productivity benefits that includes sustainability, quantification, analysis, safety, and improved coordination. When we consider the traditional way of monitoring construction progress, there have been popular techniques in practice such as the Gantt Chart. However, these techniques don’t allow users to visualize the permutations and steps of a construction timeline.
4D BIM refers to the smart linking of a 3D digital model with scheduling data, producing valuable and precise construction modeling information which leads to many tangible and intangible benefits. Once the time dimension is added to a 3D model, it becomes easy to understand the amount of time required to complete various construction tasks – different parties involved in project execution can have a clear picture of the construction process.
Model-based working is a relatively new concept in the construction sector. 4D Building information modeling has an impact on most of the development phases: planning, pre-design, design, and construction. Engineers, contractors, architects, and other stakeholders can refer to 4D BIM model and use the data produced from it for various development purposes. 4D BIM also plays a valuable role in resolving conflicts between subcontractors and other issues, which may lead to workflow disruption prior to construction.
The use of innovative project control tools become inevitable when it comes to managing and optimizing complex construction projects such as manufacturing plants and commercial buildings. The major benefit of 4D modeling is its function to streamline project scheduling.
As a reputable project controls company, we provide 4D simulation services helping you eliminate workflow conflicts and give you more control over the construction processes. Our 4D BIM experts develop simulations for resource allocation, supply chain management, logistics of building material, and risk mitigation. Our objective is to empower you through implementing lean scheduling techniques. Visit our website to learn more about our project controls services or contact us to discuss your project!