A Beginner’s 7 Benefits of BIM 360 Design

Carol Dunn

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Howard hates
technology. He’s been working in the architectural and construction industry
for 25 years, and he’s not about to let some fresh-faced engineer talk him into
dumping a massive amount of money into yet another software package that’s
going to be obsolete before he can even install and register it. Not to mention
the time it would take for his team to get up to speed on it. But Howard has
been sweating it out for months as his team fixes drawings, faxes change
orders, trying to get everyone on the same page so Howard can maybe deliver this project only a month late, costing his company
lots of late penalty fees. It has been a long time since Howard didn’t hate
this job.

Howard
doesn’t have to endure this self-imposed misery. He could be working on a
construction project right now where the people, information and workflows of
his project are connected. All the disciplines on his team could be making
informed decisions about changes to drawings before problems happen. Welcome to
the world of BIM
360 Design
.

BIM 360
Design improves construction project delivery at all steps of the project’s
lifecycle . . . design collaboration, documentation and the review process,
pre-construction, construction, quality, safety and post-construction
operations. Consider the seven benefits of using BIM 360 Design on an
information-modeled building project:

  1. Reduce project errors and minimize
    confusion when determining what is the latest set of project files.
  2. Be able to finish projects faster by
    meeting or exceeding project delivery dates.
  3. Work from anywhere, boosting productivity
    and insuring that the team is working on real-time and coordinated information.
  4. Spend less on IT. Reduce the need to
    rely on IT to connect and maintain project access to team members. In addition,
    you’ll have access to an unlimited amount of data storage for no additional
    fees.
  5. Reduce costs by co-locating project
    teams virtually. Enable project teams to work together from anywhere that has an
    internet connection.
  6. Spend less time coordinating and more
    time designing. Provide real time access to the latest version of project
    files.
  7. Provide a centralized location for
    distributing questions on any project file. Easily create and share mark ups
    with individuals, teams or entire offices. Make tracking of issues and
    questions a one-stop-shop within the BIM 360 Design interface or IOS or Android
    App.

To learn
more, follow this link to watch an on-demand
webinar on BIM 360 Design
. As BIM 360 Design allows
multi-discipline teams to connect and collaborate, the face of construction
project delivery is changed dramatically. Efficient collaboration has been
shown to drastically reduce errors, rework and cost overruns at all stages of
the project. Once you understand how BIM 360 Design can save your firm time and
effort (and profit), you’ll never again look at a building project Howard’s
“same old” way. Contact Applied
Software
for a BIM 360 Design demo today.