The role of Artificial Intelligence in the development of BIM

Artificial Intelligence assisted BIM has become increasingly popular due to its ability to support BIM infrastructure.

The role of Artificial Intelligence in the development of BIM
The role of Artificial Intelligence in the development of BIM

The role of Artificial Intelligence in the development of BIM

Building Information Modeling, popularly known as BIM, has been an indispensable tool in the infrastructure industry since its advent in the early 2000s. This technological advancement has helped in creating effective processes for construction and infrastructural development to the point where today, BIM has become synonymous with construction in every sense of the world.

Simply put, BIM is a technology that helps create multi-dimensional models of infrastructure projects in a virtual simulation before these projects are executed on-ground. It has evolved into a synergistic system that provides architects and stakeholders with 3-D models of buildings and helps them assess and analyze the impact of a minute change on the overall project. 

This technology has built its reputation as a flexible tool and resource that empowers people to create the right infrastructure virtually and save time and money costs. It also helps see real-time progress on projects that are in-progress, analyze where mistakes could happen, and helps take corrective measures before things fall out of line. 

This streamlining of tasks, increased efficiency, the reduced scope for losses, and collaboration across teams and channels of communication has helped the infrastructure industry to become sustainable and reduce resource wastage considerably.

Artificial Intelligence, a machine’s ability to operate in a human-like manner, has helped BIM strengthen its core. AI-assisted BIM has become increasingly popular due to its ability to support BIM infrastructure. Artificial Intelligence has the ability to internalize knowledge, interpret new information, and create new ways and methods of doing things based on its newfound wisdom. Machine Learning is a tool of AI that helps the system learn from itself and execute on the basis of these new learnings.

In BIM, Artificial Intelligence plays an important role as it helps identify problems that might arise in the future. Since projects of infrastructural development are at a large scale, and mistakes can cost a fortune, Artificial Intelligence helps bring in a long term vision and the ability to look into the future.

A BIM software has the ability to collect and work with a variety of data, AI helps make sense of this data, analyze this data to make predictions, and create models to move forward. AI uses data collected by BIM software to explore opportunities, assess resource-efficient solutions, and even create execution plans that minimize the risk of loss. 

Artificial Intelligence, being used in BIM, helps reduce the risks caused by human error. It helps avoid severe damage to life and property since infrastructure projects are risky in themselves. The incorporation of Artificial Intelligence in BIM has only started recently, and the combination of these two powerful technologies is bound to grow in the future. It has helped increase productivity in construction projects and brings cohesiveness and integration to the manpower across teams on an infrastructure project.

Artificial Intelligence has helped BIM increase general safety and mitigate risks associated with construction projects. In an accident-prone industry like construction, mitigation of risks is a vital factor. Artificial Intelligence identifies areas where risk is high and warns the people. This helps create contingency plans, evacuation strategies, and identify future risks such as heights and falling hazards.

Artificial Intelligence helps design buildings more efficiently. Once fed with a dataset of “rules, " it can create accurate models and floor plans. All plans can be seamlessly integrated with one another without disrupting any execution. In fact, these integrated plans help analyze problems that might crop up due to another project.

The integration of these plans and all systems through Artificial Intelligence help make necessary changes across the spectrum without the hassle of disseminating information. For example, if the architect decides to change the height of the building by 1 cm, the entire plan will get streamlined accordingly, including machinery, resources, and teams.

Finally, Artificial Intelligence-enabled BIM systems help to see the progress of a project in almost real-time. This means when the update of one aspect is fed into the system; all other aspects are automatically updated without the hassle of informing or changing everything individually. Overall, this helps increase project productivity, reduce time and money costs, and minimize risks and accidents across infrastructure development.