BIM - Building Information Modeling

BIM - Building Information Modeling is an intelligent process based on a 3D model that provides the vision and tools to plan, design and construct buildings and infrastructure more efficiently, also capturing the data that is created during the process to benefit operations and maintenance activities.

Using the BIM methodology, DDN is able to identify and resolve conflicts between infrastructures at the project design stage. This methodology, in the project execution phase, allows a better management and control of the planning, namely of the executed and respective cost control. With the conclusion of the project, in the exploration phase, it is possible to use all the information available in the BIM model in the management of the building's maintenance.

Project Management in BIM (Building Information Modeling)
DDN was a pioneer in the use of the BIM methodology. This allows you to create digital replicas of the buildings that show three-dimensional details of it. In the case of projects in which there is a great diversity and complexity of infrastructures and equipment, this methodology allows the anticipation of possible points of conflict between them before the work, thus allowing savings in terms of the schedule and costs of the contract, minimizing unnecessary extra-contractual costs. It also allows an optimization both in terms of Planning, as well as the overall Quality of the project.

Conflict Detection
BIM's ability to provide a fully integrated view of the design elements allows it to address possible conflicts between infrastructures and better solve problems before physical construction begins.

BIM provides 3D renderings to allow a better visualization and perception of the project.
3D models can be integrated into the project timelines to create simulated timelapse videos of the project. These models illustrate how the entire pre-construction and construction process will progress from start to finish.

Cost Estimation
From the BIM model, information can be extracted to obtain quantities of material and equipment for the realization of Quantities Maps and more accurate cost estimates.

BIM models can be used at the end of the work as 3D As-Built models. These models can be used by those responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facilities and allow a more detailed and intuitive knowledge of the building, allowing a more effective intervention than the traditional one.