Home > Published Issues > 2013 > Volume 2, No. 4, November 2013 >

BIM an Emerging Technology in AEC Industry for Time Optimization

Vijay Kumar Saini and Sumedh Y Mhaske
Civil Construction Management, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai

Abstract—The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), industries have long sought techniques to decrease project cost, increase productivity and quality, and reduce project delivery time. Effective planning is one of the most important aspects of a construction project and influences the success of a project. Traditional way of planning, scheduling and monitoring is lacking visualization and forth coming impediments in the project. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a model-based design concept, in which buildings will be built virtually before they get constructed on site, where various database are integrated at single platform for building lifecycle which also manages the information exchange between the AEC professionals, to strengthen the interaction between the design team. BIM plays a vital role in decisions making during its lifecycle. In this paper, traditional and BIM methods of scheduling are explained taking nth dimension as time. This paper explains the Software used and their system requirements, methodology used by which 4D model of a building can be created. 

Index Terms—building information modeling, digital interface, software used, procedure

Cite: Vijay Kumar Saini and Sumedh Y Mhaske, "BIM an Emerging Technology in AEC Industry for Time Optimization," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 195-200, November 2013.