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New Technologies in BIM Encourage Project Deployments in Harsh Conditions


Construction boards involved in fine-tuning their efforts for BIM applying carbon reduction & environmental sustainability systems is a common site today. Concerns over problems associate with the rapidly increasing pollution has created a greater need for development projects that are more environment-friendly, add industry experts at Allied Market Research. Extensive study of the BIM market size and share have helped these experts understand the importance of reducing megatons of carbon dioxide a year until 2022. Besides, there’s always something interesting going up with cloud, and building information modelling is not left untouched. Yes, we can call them inseparable. There are several benefits of collaborative work that enables the storage of such task in format that can be universally accessed.

Startups enter BIM market space to cut energy consumption

Not only the prominent players but also the startups are now determined to lower the energy consumption through greener buildings. These entrepreneurs do not have anything against the bright city lights or cleaner burning fuels. But they definitely want the buildings or offices they work in to consume less energy. This is exactly what the duo Chris Burkhardt and Charles Blaschke, had in mind when they inaugurated the Taka Solutions. The team co-founded a technology & engineering company in Dubai that combines both engineering and cloud-based analytics to optimize the energy in a building. Interesting isn’t it?

IoT will soon drive BIM market

Today, the IoT and mobile devices demonstrate greater computing capabilities that’s often used in the designing, planning, and building phases. However, if we are to make the most of mobility we will have to understand both connectivity and computing power. Speaking of wired connections, they are not feasible at different job sites. Besides, the cellular networks are often unavailable at certain locations. Thus, there is an increasing demand for developers to use the Wi-Fi solutions. Their capabilities such as easy installation, management, and ruggedness can encourage deployments even in harsh construction environment.

This is where the Internet of Things comes into play and is expected to open new avenues, especially for the construction sector. The industry today is constantly processing huge data and remains focused on ensuring workplace safety and efficacy. Internet of Things requires a highly secure network to ensure success and Wi-Fi enables everything an IT department needs to build a robust IoT networking. Repair and monitoring of the equipment inspections are gradually improving with the use of smart sensors. These advanced sensors are enormously improving equipment inspections and enabling machinery to self-detect the immediate need for repair or maintenance before the problem becomes bigger. Another important area of any construction site is where mobile technology is being applied in video surveillance.

BIM market becomes a norm in facility management

Facility management is slowly getting on board with building information modelling. Managers operating in the facility management space have realized the benefits and how to avoid ending up in a Death Valley by losing important data. Building information modelling tools such as digital models are becoming popular among construction companies focusing on improving the operation, design and construction quality. Such models bring in huge profits, and increases the productivity says McGraw-Hill Construction company.

Competitive landscape improves worldwide

As discussed earlier construction bodies are fine tuning their initiatives for BIM by applying tools for reducing carbon. In a latest incident, the CIDB gathered fame in Malaysia for introducing a tool called MyCrest that can make project development more environment friendly. Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, the Deputy Public Works Minister emphasized on the application of the building information modelling and the new tool to build a highly sustainable environment, as a part of the government programs to lower the emission of greenhouse gas by approximately 40%. Expressing her sentiments, the minister said “Among the contributing factors for the increase in global temperature is the excessive release of carbon dioxide from homes and buildings.” Earlier this month Nick Harper has joined the U.S CAD to expand the civil infrastructure capabilities of the present team. U.S CAD is a well-known BIM solution provider. The company along with Autodesk Platinum Partner has planned to strengthen its existing technology and technical competencies by appointing Nick Harper who will play the role of a Solutions Consultant. Expressing his sentiments on the recent development Chris Keck, a senior director for professional services at the U.S CAD said “We are excited about expanding our team. Nick’s skillset and experience will go far in serving our infrastructure clients.” He added “With his background in survey and drone technology, Nick adds even more depth to our already strong team. We greatly anticipate the contributions Nick will make as U.S. CAD continues to grow and meet the needs of civil engineering and infrastructure clients throughout the Western United States.”

Recent findings have also revealed that drone technology will soon impact the construction and design space for good. Thus, with new technology transforming the BIM market, we can expect several market players to generate huge profits.

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