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BIM is here to stay, according to dormakaba South Africa

BIM is here to stay, according to dormakaba South Africa

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Adopting building information modelling (BIM) solutions should be a priority if the construction sector is to keep pace with technological innovation, according to dormakaba South Africa.

Its range of customised BIM solutions comply with regulations and enable bespoke development to enhance design and architectural work.

According to international research, large construction projects take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget. And while there are several factors that contribute to this, one of the most significant is a lack of digital adoption.

Even though architects and designers have moved away from paper and drawing boards, opting for digital drawings as basis for calculating required building materials and to plan construction costs, there still seems to be a hesitance in embracing the full potential of BIM.

However, BIM can create complete digital building models from individual objects (such as building materials, floor finishes, electrical installations, plumbing, lighting, windows and doors). Part of the reason why this is so powerful is that every object file contains a range of information and properties specific to that item.

The dormakaba-based BIM solutions are customisable to meet the requirements of any project whether it is a home renovation or the design and construction of an office building.

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