BIM Predictions 2023
January 23, 2023 by Sakari Lehtinen
Imagine a world where BIM data isn’t just in the hands of the privileged few, but readily available to everyone in the construction world, even non-expert users.
Imagine a world…
… where BIM data standardisation is solved.
… where BIM data wrangling can be centralized and automated, so everyone uses the same data for their work and decision making.
… where BIM data can be connected to other data sources.
Prepare for a BIM revolution.
We believe 2023 is the year where BIM will finally be used to its full potential. Here we outline the three ways how.
1. More companies will realise the problem with detailed and heavy BIM requirements
The industry has tried to solve the BIM data standardisation issues with the help of BIM requirements and BIM guidelines for at least two decades now.
The trend has been to try to fix the issues by creating more. And more. How much more proof do you need, that it doesn’t work?
This is not the right approach to solving the data inconsistency issue on a large scale. And large scale is what we need.
We see more and more of our customers coming to this same conclusion.
In order to efficiently use BIM data, the standardisation must be solved in another way. Instead of trying to standardise the models on every designer’s desktop separately, and mainly manually, why not try another approach?
Minimize the requirements.
Ask for a very minimal set of data from the designers and engineers. Only such data, that they already produce in the work.
And then standardise the models using technology like Simplebim in an automated and centralized way.
This is not a theory. We already have customers doing BIM in this way, and the results are amazing!
Finally, we get to the point, where all the BIM effort and resources are not spent on checking and trying to fix the model data in an iterative, and many times endless, workflow.
The data will start to flow freely downstream, and all the users there can start using it on a daily basis.
BIM revolution here we come!
2. BIM data wrangling takes BIM data usage to the next level
More and more of our customers have realized the benefit of centralized and automated BIM data wrangling. We think that this will explode in the year 2023.
Part of data transformation is standardization and data validation for sure. But the other equally important part of it is to make the data fit for purpose for hundreds, or even thousands of use cases.
Here again, instead of using distributed and manual workflow, where each data user enriches their data separately, the smarter way is to use a centralized and automated way.
First make the data consistent, so that you can automate the data processing and downstream analysis and simulations in a scalable way.
Then enrich the models with derived data, derived objects, classifications, locations, and more. All the enriched data is then available for everybody downstream.
Everybody uses the same data as a basis for their work and decisions, instead of everybody calculating quantities and organizing data separately.
Finally, BIM data can be automatically linked and connected to other data sources. This is where the real fun begins.
BIM data wrangling will change the game in the year 2023. Are you ready for the big change?
3. Increase in BIM data usage
Until now BIM data has been a privilege of a selected few. All of the above will make valuable BIM data available to a large number of users on daily basis.
The data is easy to use, because it is always the same, and always enriched such that it is ready for use.
Organizations can create ready-made views for non-expert users. Because the view is always the same, it is easy to learn how to use it.
People learn by repetition. Different analyses and simulations can be used in a scalable way because you only need one set of automation rules.
Again because the data is always the same. No matter where it comes from. In any project. All this leads to the massive use of data in construction.
Large-scale digitalization is no more just a buzzword. The construction industry will never be the same again.
It will be better, for good.
If you’re a BIM professional looking to unlock the full potential of BIM for your organisation but need help with these challenges, why not get in touch with our knowledgeable team and book a demo or speak to us about our managed services?