Construction is commonly characterized as a ‘’problematic industry’’, the industry that fails to adopt and implement technology in comparison to other sectors. It’s always with an array of issues that arises.
Construction is commonly characterized as a ‘’problematic industry’’, the industry that fails to adopt and implement technology in comparison to other sectors. It’s always with an array of issues that arises. Automobile is the perfect sector that has served as an exemplar in innovation. Undoubtedly is the industry to benchmark from.
Technology is the best practice in delivering projects and if adopted and implemented well, it enables industries to visualize the problems before occurring. This is the downfall of construction.
WHY CONSTRUCTION SIMULATION?
1. Planning and Scheduling
Construction simulation or (4D simulations in BIM) is used for construction planning and scheduling for architects, contractors, engineers and designers. It helps them visualize construction sequences & review site progress across project lifetime.
2. Analyze the design and its constructability
Construction simulation provides practical view when designing real building project. It allows the designer to resolve all the issues that may arise during construction with precision and efficiency of a design before the actually construction
3. To plan and monitor construction of the project
Good practice in material logistics important, a plan on how materials and movement of vehicles and machinery around the site will significantly impact in environmental performance and reductions in build cost.
ADVANTAGES OF CONSTRUCTION SIMULATION
The use of this technology allows explore the merits of alternative solutions without actually physically building the design. By investigating the problems of design, decisions during the design phase rather than the construction phase, this will reduce overall cost of the project significantly.
WHAT DOES CONSTRUCTION SIMULATION MEAN FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
In the construction industry more than half of the projects exceed their agreed timelines and there are still a lot of problems arising during construction.
However, studies show that construction simulation (4D BIM), is key to the cost, time and quality of project.
BENEFITS OF CONSTRUCTION SIMULATION (4D BIM)
Improved planning and management of construction activities
Safer working site
Save time and money
Constructability of project
There are different programs and workflows to create construction (4D simulation)
Here some of STEP by STEP example on how to create construction process visualization.