Many advanced industries have championed the concept of “Failing Fast.” That is, experimenting and trying new things – even if the first time around means failure – leading to another iteration and eventual success. In the high-stakes world of building and construction, this concept only works in the digital realm.
Planning a build before any machinery hits the ground is the only way to “Fail Fast.” It’s not possible to experiment with bricks and mortar, and still survive in an environment typified by time and financial pressure, rapid deadlines, large and distributed working teams, and huge fiscal borrowing. Specifically within the realm of Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), the build requires such great level of detail that not planning adequately would be foolhardy.
BIM has become the accepted model of the construction industry. But now that we understand BIM, it’s crucial to gain knowledge of how BIM can transform your own business processes.
What BIM is
- The joining of people, technology and processes to improve outcomes in building and construction
- Agile development – a concept long used in the software industry
- Lean construction for the building industry
- Complete digitalisation of building processes
Reports forecast that the wider adoption of BIM will unlock 15–25% savings to the global infrastructure market by 2025.
“Build it first as a digital model, and see that everything works”
– MagiCAD motto