Why traditional BIM offerings aren’t living up to their name, and how MTP is putting ‘information’ back in the equation.
Welcome to the first entry in Model the Planet’s new blog, ‘The Model of Efficiency’. Here you’ll find our insights on the changes that are happening across the construction and facilities management industries, specifically related to building information modeling (BIM) technology and the impact it can have on a structure’s operational performance, green efficiency and cost savings potential.
As you may know, traditional BIM offerings have been met with mixed reviews in the market. Although they have value to stakeholders in the construction and building phase of an infrastructure project (for the testing and analysis that can be done on the model before ever breaking ground), it has been difficult for those in the management phases of a building’s life to translate that value in their operational endeavors. Much of the reason is that traditional BIM models are renderings of the building’s walls, and have no specific information on the mission-critical MEP parts that live behind them.
To answer this challenge, Model the Planet has developed a breakthrough modeling approach – our Live BIM™ solution. Extending the capabilities of traditional BIM far beyond infrastructure rendering, Live BIM brings together – in a single model – detailed data on the mechanical, electrical and plumbing assets behind the structural walls. But that’s not where Live BIM’s value ends.
Live BIM’s true potential is maximized through integration with FM tools for building lifecycle management, enabling expansive buildings to achieve unprecedented levels of operational performance by streamlining facilities maintenance, optimizing resource management and driving new energy efficiencies. Leveraging the comprehensive information housed within a Live BIM model, we are empowering architects, engineers, owners, finance managers and facilities managers to collaborate from one single ‘Live BIM desk’ – reducing inefficiencies for significant time and cost savings.
We’ll be explaining the unprecedented benefits of Live BIM in more detail throughout the coming blog posts, so be sure to check back here often. In the meantime, you can learn more about MTP and Live BIM at www.modeltheplanet.com.