BIM Industrialization: Key to building success
BIM Industrialization is the only alternative to conventional construction, prefabrication techniques and processes ensure an increase in the reliability and productivity of works.
China is a pioneer in this type of construction, it has built a multitude of buildings with this technique to respond to the large migratory masses of the country, which have moved from rural areas to large cities to take advantage of the economic development they have offered in the last 20 years.
An important Chinese construction company managed to build a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days in the city of Changsha (China), achieving these record figures are the result of accurate coordination, millimeter planning and a high degree of specialization in production.
Although on a smaller scale than the Changsha skyscraper but using the same techniques, , Ona arquitectes and , they managed to build the new Tordera in just 50 days, with very short execution times (Completion date, the beginning of the school year).
The success of industrialized construction is based on these 3 sections that Bimplicity describes below:
BIM Project Development
The intelligent three-dimensional models allow to know the physical and functional characteristics of the product in detail, before, during and after construction.
Each participant contributes with his discipline in the shared model speeding up the decision making and the changes in the design avoiding errors of execution.
Once the 3D digital model is finished, simulations are carried out for the work phases that allow to develop a very detailed planning of the times and resources necessary for each of the work stages, this allows us to anticipate and figure out possible errors that would affect the final cost of work.
This image shows how we took advantage of the BIM model to transfer orders to the manufacturing line. Click on photo
Logistic planning: Work segregation and chain production
The idea developed by Fredrick Taylor (1856) to subdivide the tasks of the production process to increase productivity and which Henry Ford later implemented as a successful proposal for mass production of his car range, has finally managed to establish and adapt to the particularities that work environments offer us. This has been achieved with the evolution of new technologies and their implementation in new work methodologies (Lean construction).
In the IES Tordera project, the production and assembly was carried out in a leased lot with sufficient dimensions to be able to deploy the 26 modules that make up the school and carry out the chain production. Click on photo
Product life cycle
Once the product’s useful life is over, as it is an industrialized construction, all construction systems can be reused, that is, the product cycle can be closed.
Applying this methodology in the building allows managing the use and maintenance in an effective and efficient way, minimizing economic and environmental factors.
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