Construction Management with BIM (4D & 5D) Services
Project construction schedule/sequencing is linked to the BIM model. Real-Time Simulation of the construction sequence is shown or as an animation video format. During the entire duration of the project, the Planned Vs. The actual construction schedule is compared and presented. Users can click on a building object in the 4D visual environment and can view its associated task highlighted in the Gantt chart or vice versa. The fifth dimension (5D) is cost, which is brought into the virtual building life cycle. A 5D estimate is a BIM linked to construction cost estimation through material quantities that are automatically generated from the data within the model. 5D Estimation improves budgeting, provides cost-loaded schedules, and displays multiple interactive forecasts to make agile comparisons. When the design is changed, cost adjustments are calculated in real-time. This enables general contractors to help the owner improve the design with value-engineering decisions.