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Importance of BIM for Traffic Engineering - bimHelioz

Importance of BIM for Traffic Engineering

In a world of construction and traffic engineering industries, BIM replaced CAD technologies and changed a lot in the industry business processes. The 3D software became indispensable and essential for the traffic engineering industry, and here are the reasons why. Firstly, we’re going to explain BIM to those who haven’t discovered it yet.

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process consisted of many technologies and tools for management of digital portrayal of functional and physical characteristics of locations, places, areas, etc.

BIM is suitable for development in numerous levels of detail. It has the possibility of varying modeling efforts for the generation of building information models.

BIM in Traffic Engineering

Although BIM was primarily intended for architectural purposes, it has soon developed into much more. Nowadays, BIM is an infallible part of traffic engineering. It has the ability to provide different project outcomes and designs.

BIM provides assurance that is data-driven and ensures that projects are scheduled and delivered on time and within the budget. The information distribution is present and shared from the beginning of the project and is a crucial part of a project life cycle.

BIM solutions are designed to improve all disciplines included in traffic engineering such as utilities, drainage, road, rail, etc.

Such models make traffic projects easier to understand and minimize the risk and costs of traffic engineering.

Traffic Planning With BIM

Traffic planning requires a lot of decisions in the process. Production of solutions like entrances, exits, barriers, etc., takes numerous factors into account. In such cases, BIM uses an integrative approach for effective planning and evaluation.

BIM models are highly detailed and enable traffic projects to be enriched with high-quality models. Designers worldwide create detailed 3D models that are an important part of projects. Detailed models provide the opportunity for quality projects and greater awareness.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ve put some examples for you to see how those models look once they’re finished are ready to be implemented in BIM designs. You can easily save your time by downloading these and integrating them into your projects.

If you’re interested in the creation of BIM models for your business, don’t hesitate to contact us and have a word to discuss your BIM needs with one of our experts.

If you want to download the models, click here to find the right objects for your BIM efforts.

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  • Manufacturer WILO manages the data of its BIM objects on the fly from its PIM product catalogue, using the PIM2PIM technology by BIM&CO - bim

    Manufacturer WILO manages the data of its BIM objects on the fly from its PIM product catalogue, using the PIM2PIM technology by BIM&CO

    A pioneer in the use of PIM (Product Information Management) for the dissemination of its data to its BIM catalogue, WILO has remained true to its motto: Pioneering for you.

    For the manufacturer, the use of PIM is a non-negotiable: a reliable and unique source for all of the technical data relating to its products. Disseminating this data to digital twins of its products, BIM objects, was thus essential in order to guarantee its sustainability. Ralph Huysers, International Business Developer at WILO, explains: "At WILO we also have a PIM stored via an external partner with dynamic data. If we had published our BIM objects on  in the classic manner, we would have published data that would have then required an online modification on the platform, which, although the functionality is unique and stands apart from competing solutions, is not sufficient for us. PIM is the basis for our product data, and is therefore our source of information.It was essential that any data modification could be applied to the objects in real time."

    The WILO teams were thus attracted by the PIM2BIM technology by BIM&CO, which enables the connection of any PIM to In order to apply this process to WILO products, BIM&CO  began by creating generic BIM objects based on ETIM MC models. ETIM MC is an open international standard that allows you to standardise the classification of electrical or climate engineering products and that indicates, for each product, all of the characteristics to be respected and linked to a 2D plan. These objects were then enriched: the BIM&CO APIs communicated with the WILO PIM to retrieve data, and these were then translated to the BIM&CO standard using a mapping technology.

    "Thanks to our technology and generic ETIM MC models, the WILO BIM objects stored on our platform are directly enriched via the WILO PIM, which enables the automatic generation of a complete and reliable manufacturer object, without any human intervention whatsoever. The manufacturer can modify his database at any time: the information will be automatically updated in the objects on our platform and in our customers' Onfly spaces," outlines Bertrand Beudot, Project Manager at BIM&CO. A remarkable step forward in the world of BIM data management: in addition to the fact that the manufacturer has the guarantee that he can continuously offer up-to-date products to his users, this method is proving to be a real time-saver when generating the company's BIM objects.

    "Approaching geometry separately from data enables the advanced management of the data. Using our OPMS (Open Properties Management System), the technical information relating to the equipment meets all of the requirements of each phase of the life cycle of the building. The manufacturer thus ensures that he can offer products that are adapted to each business need," concludes Muriel Bourgeay, CEO for Spain, responsible for the project.

    WILO brand BIM objects are available via this link.

  • Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Industry - bim

    Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Industry

    Construction industry owners and contractors are perplexed about ‘What to do next’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With stringent norms for isolation coming in place, meeting project deadlines and fulfilling contractual agreements will be a challenge for contractors. To minimize the devastating impact, digital technology is the right answer.

    Prioritize your business continuity by exploiting the capabilities of technologies like BIM.  Take the right action to meet supply chain constraints and establish an effective and robust supply chain management system to enhance efficiency. As the construction is halted, it is important to look strongly at preconstruction phase, focus on project planning, engineering design and get prepared to emerge out stronger from this crisis.

    With our strong expertise and in-depth experience in BIM, Hitech CADD Services is helping AEC industry owners to keep the lights on during emergencies with effective modern design software and remote collaboration tools. With strict security measures and delivering optimum productivity in remote work life, Hitech CADD Services aids construction industry owners and contractors become resilient in these challenging times.

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  • The Rise of Pre-fabrication and Formwork in AEC Industry - bim

    The Rise of Pre-fabrication and Formwork in AEC Industry

    Prefabrication or modular construction is increasingly being adopted for various construction projects. Based on statistics, the prefabrication or modular construction is projected to reach a whopping $155 million by the year 2023. Prefabrication builds more quickly by using large building component modules that are built offsite but can be installed onsite. It uses various modules such as full units or panel style for various applications like offices, hotel projects, and industrial spaces.

    Benefits of prefabrication include:
    - Labor shortage mitigation cost-effective projects
    - Enhanced time-savings
    - Better quality control
    - Green building based on lower carbon-footprint
    - Better onsite safety and security

    Various trends conform to prefabrication, there are two in particular that will continue to embrace prefabrication - BIM and Lean Construction. Using BIM for prefabrication allows project stakeholders to visualize the complete project lifecycle. Further, prefabrication enables architects, designers and building owners to understand the intent and use of the structure.

    Lean construction also plays a vital role in the prefab department, it helps reduce time, material usage, and labor through innovative processes and technology as well as communication and collaboration between various teams and stakeholders. It also paves the way for green buildings based on lean fabricated structures.

    Outsourcing prefabrication and formwork services exuberate a plethora of benefits, which makes it crucial to find the right prefab and formwork partner!

    See more: How China built two hospitals at the onset of the Coronavirus using Prefabrication