We live in a world of acronyms, but it’s possible that you’ve never had reason to wonder what BIM stands for. BIM, or Building Information Modeling, is the new global campaign upon which Danpal has embarked. This 3D model-based process provides professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture, and construction the tools they need so that they can efficiently design, build, and manage their construction projects. By being able to show the dimensions of a building and how it will look, BIM 3D models have taken a giant leap forward from what the earlier 2D CAD had to offer. Commercial architecture’s use of BIM puts Danpal in the vanguard of CAD technology, building upon Danpal’s renowned leadership in offering daylighting solutions.
The Danpal® VRS System And BIM Efficiency
In order for any architectural system to work efficiently, its various components need to perform with a minimum of interruption and a maximum of effectiveness. Thanks to BIM software and BIM technology, Danpal has been able to create a Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding System that incorporates the Danpalon panel into full insulation protection. The intricate interaction of double notching, an air gap, and connector-bound polycarbonate panels made of Microcell technology blends these different components into one cohesive system. Danpal’s VRS boasts panels that are three times lighter than the traditional rainscreen cladding. The finished product reveals the expertise of the team of construction professionals whose skills and talents created a finished product that matches performance with appearance.
BIM As A Building Tool For Today’s Architects
The typical design unit—architects, surveyors, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, and the owner or operator—shares the information provided by BIM. The use of this virtual information model and its visualization of all models into one environment supports improved design development and more efficient use of time which in turn lowers the costs.
Where DOES BIM Come From?
Danpal began as a company half a century ago, but BIM got its start before that, back in the early days of the computer field in the 1960s. A significant amount of development took place, however, before BIM came to be in widespread use at the beginning of the 21st century. Heathrow Airport in London was the setting for the first time that BIM software was implemented to model a phased process of construction as part of a functioning system, as far back as 1986.
The knowledge that is relayed in a BIM model transfers information among financial, geospatial, logistical, and procurement stakeholders, thus optimizing the plans while reducing unnecessary revisions. Adding another dimension, such as 4D plans and even 5D plans makes it possible to bring scheduling metrics into the planning. How long a project will take affects the final cost. The architects, engineers, and tradesmen benefit from using BIM so that shared input delivers a more complete forecast of the final result and price.
The effectiveness of BIM software has won supporters from all over the globe, and in 2016, the United Kingdom mandated its use in all public sector construction projects.
Is there anyone who doesn’t prefer a building project that is more efficient and has more shared input from the professionals involved in the construction? Who doesn’t prefer to see the model of the project in advance, so that you can confirm its design, or make corrections before building is underway? We’re used to technology changing our lives. Chances are that, the next time you’re considering major construction projects, BIM will be part of the process.
The 21st century has seen a variety of technological innovations that have directly affected all the aspects of our daily lives, and frequently, acronyms have accompanied those innovations. Now you can add BIM to your list of everyday acronyms, ASAP!