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Control the financial and environmental costs of construction projects with BIM technology

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Adatt is a multidisciplinary design office made up of architects and engineers responsible for construction and infrastructure projects. Specializing in BIM digital modeling, synthesis and building economics, Adatt provides clarity and readability to its clients: project owners, investors or developers.

At Adèle Aybike Avinal, Adatt Director and Architect by Training, we will understand how BIM (Building Information Modeling) combined with building economics is revolutionizing the construction sector.

Can you briefly explain to us what BIM modeling consists of?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a construction project design and management method based on 3D digital models that integrate all technical data of a building. These forms contain technical and detailed information about all the elements that will make up the future building: from partitions to cables, including plumbing and electricity.

For its part, what does the construction economy consist of?

This includes estimating the cost of future work as well as the various options and variables that exist before proceeding with the construction of the building. Indeed, costs vary according to the quality of finishes, equipment, materials, compliance with environmental requirements, etc.

Can you explain how your Adatt company stands out in this particularly competitive market?

Since the establishment of our study office in 2012, Adatt has had the pleasure of working on more than 200 construction projects. On this occasion, we have noticed that project owners seek to maximize the cost of real estate investments with regard to quality of services and environmental ambitions. They want to know, upstream, the distribution of expenses according to many factors such as brightness, thermal performance or even ergonomics …

Thus, in Adattwe distinguish ourselves by crossing this dual competence in BIM (Building Information Modelling) and in the construction economy: the digital model makes it possible to consider the construction of a building as a whole from the initial stages of project development through to the site and construction stages.

The third axis of our development is Mission Assurance Synthesis By bringing together all professions, to take into account their needs, privacy and material and technical commitments, from the start of the project.

Why is early stage BIM modeling a valuable tool for your clients?

there BIM modeling At the initial stage it is a great tool in many ways. First of all, BIM modeling makes it possible to visualize the building in 3D via a parametric numerical model. This visualization stage is a way to understand the future structure, to summarize the building data, to correct, upstream, any problems, and finally to simulate the construction. Thus, the digital model forms the basis of a coherent work for all professions.

Second, BIM modeling allows all stakeholders to work together by sharing information in real time. This data management, via BIM modeling, is a real value-add in order to collaborate effectively throughout the project.

Finally, BIM allows project construction costs to be estimated, optimized, and managed. By providing detailed information on the quantities of materials and equipment required, but also by suggesting different options in terms of price, the customer can anticipate and set the budget with full knowledge of the facts. We estimate saving 10-15% of your time and money per project.

In conclusion, BIM facilitates communication between all stakeholders, reduces discrepancies, streamlines decision-making and provides important details about construction costs.

What are the current issues and challenges in budgeting for a construction project?

Today’s decision makers are faced with more and more demands, be it regulatory, security, environmental or situational. So they need synthetic, understandable and relevant data taking into account all these parameters, which may vary from year to year. Our job, as a design office, is to integrate and anticipate these potential fluctuations within the BIM models themselves.

For example, European and national building regulations change every year. Likewise, buildings must meet the many environmental constraints that are constantly changing due to climate change. This environmental consideration increases the quality of the buildings. Finally, shortages of materials, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and then the war in Ukraine, complicates supply driving up costs.

Then BIM modeling seems to be the perfect solution to take into account all these parameters before construction and avoid additional costs or delivery delays.

Professionals have always strived to perfect the technical data of the building. Today, thanks to going digital, this is possible and simplified.

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