4D, 5D and 6D technology in building information modeling (B.I.M) are not new concepts. However, people have not yet understood their value, and what one is capable of accomplishing through this technology. Below are some facts that you may not have known about these technology.
4D BIM (Four-Dimensional Building Information Modeling)
This fourth dimension of BIM gives the Engineers, Architect and Construction (EAC) professionals a picture of the construction sequence. Through the scheduling of data and its display on graphs over time, BIM gets the fourth dimension of time.
Benefits of 4D BIM
Provides a clear view of the future of the project thus minimizing risk
Through it, the EAC professionals get a better understanding of the construction process
It unlocks the potential of sequence optimization
It’s an eye opener to future challenges
5D BIM (Five-Dimensional Building Information Modeling)
By utilizing the 3D and 4D models, 5D BIM technology provides ways of determining and analyzing the resources required to complete a project. At the same time, it provides means of evaluating the impacts of the changes in scope, equipment, materials and labor.
Benefits of 5D BIM
When EAC professionals can visualize and understand a project well, then they will give accurate bids resulting in fewer change orders.
Streamlined cost control
Optimized processes change
Accuracy in quantity takeoffs
6D BIM (Six-Dimensional Information Modeling)
This dimension takes the model past the construction phase, into the operations of the built facility. It integrates the model with the built facilities brilliant data-driven operations. It also helps perform the analysis on the energy consumption.
Benefits of 6D BIM
Efficient and energy-saving consumption
Proper asset management
Provides a lifetime virtual building model
Provides a localized container for facility design, construction and operation information
The Engineering Design is a group of highly trained and experienced professionals that offer 4D, 5D, and 6D BIM. Contact them for more details.