The legacy that technology can bring to society

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a technology that is already a reality in more than 79% of companies, according to 2020 data from a survey led by the Inter-American Federation of the Construction Industry (FIIC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Eighteen countries participated in this study, including Brazil. If this modeling is already so used, what can it bring again that we do not yet know?

Who answers this question is our BIM manager, Stefania Dimitrov.

“In BIM, you make a model and have the possibility to keep it as a digital twin of your construction, with a wealth of graphic and non-graphical information. It can also bring savings to the entrepreneur, since 3D digital construction foresees a work site. All the problems that would happen in a work site can be minimized. It is in the work that all areas come together. One can more easily discover, for example, incompatibilities between designs before the work is carried out. The budget is also more traceable, as it is possible to link between cost and model spreadsheets. But the great potential of BIM is to be a depository of accessible information throughout the life cycle of the enterprise”, she explains.

Sondotécnica has been using BIM for some years, through Autodesk. The first design was that of a road. Sondotécnica’s CEO, Fabio Bergman, called attention at the beginning of this process on the budgetary issue: “By investing in a BIM design, the contracting party saves 20% to 30% on the execution of the work. Check out details of the first Sondotécnica design with BIM.

Advantages of using BIM

O budget is not the only advantage of using BIM.

The technology presupposes a common data environment (also called Common Data Environment) and, in this way, the design is not lost after the completion of the work. It is all gathered in one place and the initial model can be fed with updated information. You can attach plants in 2D, invoices, and create a timeline with the changes made. This gives the design greater potential and creates a memory.

For a city, for example, to have this memory in data, this record of each stage of the designs carried out there, is a gain, Stefania exemplifies: “The design can be a depository of information. Here at Sondotécnica we are carrying out designs already focusing on the operation and maintenance of highways, such as BR 282 (SC) and BR 116 (PR). Another application is scanning some risk areas. The modeling allows to simulate areas of flood in valley bottom, possible houses at risk of collapse. It is data that is linked to the design and all this is a record. Memory in data can be used for new actions, accident prevention and etc. “, she points out.

The next steps of BIM: contracting projects

BIM is innovation, helps the progress of society and is well disseminated. And this led to the emergence of many specialized professionals to use the modeling tool. The BIM manager of Sondotécnica also warns of a note she raised at a congress in which she participated in Argentina: “The issue of BIM today is how to hire a BIM design and no longer about how to model. Today we guide entrepreneurs in the preparation of BIM Contract Notebooks, with the requirements of the Contracting Party, and also on the technological route most suitable for the enterprise. We have prepared spreadsheets with graphical and non-graphical information requirements that must be present in the model to meet the expectations of the BIM Contract. In this way, we guide the contracting parties for the development of their enterprises”.

Sondotécnica has been operating in BIM for some years throughout the life cycle of the enterprise, from the design development phase, as well as planning, supervision, supervision, and management of the work. We also carry out a 3D survey, feasibility studies, as well as consulting for hiring a company to perform the work.

“We need to think about how to make this BIM potential an effective asset for the customer,” concludes Stefania.