Existing Conditions Modeling
Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy
Since BIM has so many useful capabilities, it probably comes as no surprise that the BIM modeling process is not only useful for greenfield design and construction, but for developing models of existing site conditions, facilities on sites and specific areas within a facility.
Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy of Existing Conditions
Existing conditions modeling differs from greenfield modeling due to developmental needs that represent the current building. Creating the existing conditions model can be done by laser scanning or traditional surveying techniques. Performing the BIM modeling process for existing conditions is a timelier process when you compare it to greenfield architecture, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks of using traditional methods.
There is additional value involved when recreating an existing building or piece of a building as a BIM model. If you were ever to complete renovations or an addition on the existing BIM model, you would have everything ready to go for your project team. Additionally, you could use this information to create a pre-disaster plan and post-disaster record.
This article is the third chapter of the Executive Guide: BIM Adoption - The Thought Behind the Design.
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