BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a work methodology that allows the integral management of construction projects, in all its phases and during the entire life cycle of the building, through virtual models and in a collaborative way between the different agents involved.
The BIM methodology has become one of the great protagonists of the current architecture. When applied to construction projects, it is possible to tackle the entire process quickly and easily. You can integrate all the elements that you will later include in the building and check how they are left. You can collect all the information on each element that participates in the project and how it affects the performance of the building.
This methodology greatly simplifies construction projects. But it is especially practical applied to ventilation systems. Data related to acoustic information, the energy consumption of the system, and aerodynamics of the fan are obtained.
With the BIM methodology it is possible to simulate the entire life cycle of the building even before it is built. In addition, it allows calculating how much the work will cost and setting the times that will be invested in the entire process. Without forgetting, it makes it easier to find possible problems at the beginning of the project, so that the necessary changes can be implemented.
Using the methodology it is possible to create 3D models and use them to observe the different currents, and the air sweep can also be represented. In this way, it will be possible to choose the ventilation system that is most suitable for the building.
An example of its use would be for example a large space, such as a school, a hospital, or a shopping center. Keep in mind that these are buildings that will have a large flow of visitors, so it is appropriate to use this methodology.
It is necessary to assess the importance of using the BIM methodology since it provides such detailed information that it manages to create a highly efficient project. In addition, when materials are added in the development of the process, it allows us to check how they will be and also how they will interact with the rest of the construction.
For example, you can check if any of the ventilation ducts is interrupted by some element of the construction, so you can find the solution even before the problem is real. It will be done virtually and without having to stop a work that has already started.
It should be remembered that in a traditional design, weeks or even months are spent designing what a building is going to be like and all that work can be ruined if there is any miscalculation. However, the BIM methodology is so precise that it can even estimate the impact that small changes will have.
Without a doubt, the BIM methodology has greatly changed the design of buildings and also of their ventilation systems. If you want to know more about updates, innovations, and news regarding HVAC tech, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.