How does BIM technology help with energy-saving design methods?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is known as a revolutionary force to transform the construction industry. It is considered another breakthrough computer application technology for the construction industry after computer-aided design. The BIM methodology seeks to integrate processes and professionals involved in engineering tasks by working on platforms with coordinated and intelligent 3D virtual models. BIM has great potential for structural engineering companies (SEC) and solves their most salient problems.


Building Information Modeling simplifies incorporation, compatibility and connection in the construction industry by providing a 3D view of a project containing all parameters and its mechanisms. It is ideal for transferring information to improve building design and presentation. Different BIM-based software, used depending on the job and needs, results in data loss during the information exchange process and unwanted duplication of job data retrieval.


BIM Course enhances knowledge sharing management, reducing the time and cost of solving problems related to constructability and project coordination. In addition, it allows architects and structural engineers to visualize modifications and conflicts and assists immediate decision making, significantly reducing rework and optimizing project times and costs. Also, by detecting errors in advance and automating variables that were traditionally used in “manual” processes, BIM enhances automation of detail engineering and documentation processes, reducing work times and increasing project quality.


In some developed countries of the Americas and Europe, the number of construction projects using BIM technology has exceeded that of traditional construction projects. Architects and engineers share information more effectively related to sustainability with the help of BIM applications, such as daylighting and energy consumption, and thus the sustainability analysis can be seamlessly integrated into the design process. BIM is also helpful for designers to utilize the existing building data to improve the default configuration of building early stages of new building design. BIM software provides efficient solutions to ease the environmental effects of the construction process.


The various factors which affect the energy use of a building include building location, size and shape and its parts. In internal spaces, heat and light occurred which reduces the need for energy use. It results in improved efficiency and reduced energy use by reducing heating and lighting units. In the energy simulation process, BIM is considered an important factor for users to create a high

potential in sustainable building design. Thus, evaluate the energy performance effectively before constructing the building on site.


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