by Frederike Berg
Advantages of BIM in scaffolding
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is becoming increasingly relevant in the construction industry. The method has already been or is planned to be made a requirement for public construction projects in many countries. In our last post, we briefly introduced you to BIM and its advantages. BIM also has the potential to make work considerably easier for scaffolders.
BIM in scaffolding - what's the actual benefit?
You surely know from your own experience that delays and misunderstandings can sometimes occur when coordinating with other project participants and exchanging up-to-date information. Especially in the case of complex large-scale projects, it can therefore be a great challenge to ensure that your planning is not thrown off track.
1. BIM provides higher planing reliability
With BIM, a constant and always up-to-date data exchange is established between all participants of a construction project. This way, you always know what the current status of the project is, which trades are working where and when, and you can correct any planning errors at an early stage. Read more about optimised information exchange with BIM in our last blog post.
2. Digitising your scaffolding material improves your work preparation
One of the prerequisites for working with BIM is the digitalisation of your inventory. This is because each of your scaffolding parts required for the project is stored as so-called BIM content in the central digital building model. This digitalized material contains all the relevant information about each individual scaffolding part.
Digitising your stock brings significant benefits to your work preparation. For example, by means of tags in or QR codes on your scaffolding material, you always have an overview of how much of a scaffolding component is where in your warehouse.
In addition, you minimise the risk of forgetting individual parts when loading the truck and having to reorder them if necessary. Thanks to the digitalisation of your scaffolding inventory, you can quickly determine how much of which type of scaffolding component is on the truck that is heading to the construction site. Read more about digitalized scaffolding material here.
3. Working with BIM prepares your scaffolding business for the future
Working with BIM can not only help to improve the efficiency of your work, but also prepare you for handling large and complex projects in the future. It is expected that BIM will become an even more integral part of construction projects. Click here, to read more about how BIM shapes the construction industry.
To sum up, the benefits of BIM in scaffolding include:
- Improved communication and collaboration between all project participants
- Central data management that creates more planning reliability, e.g. by enabling the simulation and visualization of your scaffold
- Simplified controlling allows for an early error analysis and error handling
- A fully digitalized stock makes your work preparation faster and more efficient
- Increased competitive advantage on an international level
- Improved cost and planning reliability
- Well-founded offers for your customers
- Mobile access to all data directly on the construction site
Do you want to learn more about BIM in scaffolding? Click here to read our blog article on BIM-compatible software.
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