• Kyle Gray

Are you a developer and considering using BIM?

Here are 5 Reasons Why Developers Should Implement BIM


1. Increase ROI by Selling Faster

Using Building Information Models (BIM) can help make the purchasing process more tangible for buyers. Any purchase involves a leap of faith. With real estate, this leap of faith often feels like a precarious trust fall. There are so many questions and a lot of money involved. With BIM, however, you can clear up many of the more troubling queries.


2. Help Buyers Plan for Life in the Building

With BIM, it’s easy for a buyer to imagine their life inside and around the building, especially if the property is still under construction or being built to suit. Without detailed, comprehensive imaging of the building, a buyer is forced to use their imagination. It can be easy for doubts to creep in and stall—or prevent—the sale. With BIM, a buyer has access to every inch of the building. They can, literally, start measuring anything. The buyer can also plan furniture, paint colors, and even potential renovations—all before they get access to the building.


3. No More Cumbersome Blueprints

With BIM, in-depth computer images on a mobile device can replace blueprints. Even though blueprints provide important information, they can be a lot to lug around. They are also prone to damage and deterioration. And while the different perspectives blueprints present are helpful, a detailed 3D image provides a more comprehensive picture.


4. Eliminate Building Surprises for Peace of Mind with BIM in Design

BIM allows you to have an accurate digital representation of everything from the framing structure to the inner workings of the HVAC system. It gives you a floor-to-beam and everything in-between view of the property. With BIM, you essentially get a detailed MRI of a structure, and this can help enhance both the seller’s and buyer’s sense of confidence.


5. Make the Building’s Upkeep and Renovations Easier

BIM is a great planning and execution tool for both building a structure and keeping it in great shape. If you use BIM in the purchasing process, you can factor in the cost of upkeep or renovations before agreeing to the sale. You can plan out the steps, components, and tools needed to maintain specific aspects of the building. This way, you know what your future inside the building may look like and feel like even when you have to make fixes or changes to the structure.

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