Building information modeling most commonly known as BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction management software that allows users to access project information and data from anywhere. BIM 360 is a cloud-based platform that allows you to plan, design, construct and manage buildings from the field and from the office.









Collaboration and Traceability

BIM 360 allows members of the team on-site and in the office to collaborate efficiently and effectively on planning and design on the infrastructure at the one time. This in turn improves coordination and design and decreases the amount of waste and rework. By using this cloud-based product, members of the team can collaborate and have automatic version control of models and drawings that working with paper simply cannot do. Cloud access allows the project members to take the work they do in the office to the field as Apps such as Autodesk BIM 360 DOC’s allows them to view drawing digitally. This ensures all members are working off the model and the latest design. Making sure that project members are using the right information at the right time is crucial for having a successful project. As members of the team are working on the models and making changes, the project managers can view the activities of each member and see what files they are working on. (FIG 1.)


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Improved Coordination

Detecting issues and clashes on a construction project has become a lot easier due to the fact BIM 360 is being used by teams. Common clashes on sites are incorrect location of opening’s, structural elements clashing with services etc. with the use of this software this software errors can be reduced and, in most cases, avoided. The reason for this is that with Autodesk BIM 360 model coordination automates you can automate clash detection to detect any of these issues. Once this is done you can assign these different issues for them to be inspected on site by various members of the team (FIG 2).

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This means that rework is going to be reduced on site which means the overall cost for errors is going to be reduced. This cloud-based platform gives you the opportunity to coordinate the project correctly and reduce the number of unforeseen issues that commonly occur on a construction site.

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