When is the best time to introduce BIM for the greatest return on my investment?
The short answer is now. There are no limitations on the benefits of introducing BIM to your project, but the earlier it’s introduced, the earlier you can take control. To really understand the return on investment of BIM, you need to understand that the benefits and cost saving opportunities aren’t only found in the design and construction phase of a project. The process of BIM is about the whole lifecycle, this means taking information about a building at any stage and using it in the right way, so it benefits you now and in the future.
Engaging our services at the planning and design stage of a new build project, means you can view your structure or project across its lifecycle pre-build. Creating a 3D model at the planning and design stage of your project gives you the opportunity to experiment with the design itself. This includes changes you can make to save money. You can make decisions about materials for example, to improve timescales, increase sustainability or to flag up anything that may cause future delays or challenges. The introduction of BIM at this stage, allows you to make key decisions at the earliest possible point, giving you visibility and control particularly in relation to costs, timescales, and the productivity of your project.