3 Trends in AEC to Watch Out For
In this era where everything is connected via the internet or networking, technological advancements are not likely to slow down. Since technology shapes almost every aspect of our lives, including the way we communicate, live, and work, this means that those associated with the Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC) industry will need to evolve to keep up with the latest ongoing trends to benefit from revolutionized digital designing, enhanced means of production, and a lot more.
Before these technological advancements, sheets and drafters were used to draw a product’s design, which was time-consuming and inefficient. If the client did not feel satisfied with the designed product or any errors were found, the whole process was repeated. It led to a drastic increase in scrape rate, wastage of resources, pollution, and delay in production. Here are a few trends that revolutionized how the AEC sector functions.
Developed during the early 1980s, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) involves the use of a computer to assist in the creation, optimization, and modification of a product or project’s design. Used to create both 2D and 3D shop drawings, the multi-dimensional designs enable architects to create files that can be reviewed by engineers and approved by contractors in different layers to give a detailed idea of the project’s execution. It speeds up the process while making the project appealing to property owners and dealers, which helps secure more bids.
#2 Augmented Reality
Another trend taking the AEC industry by storm is augmented reality to bring plans to life. The user or potential clients can interact with things, such as furniture, doors, and other elements within a building, as the technology enables them to experience what a project might look like once it becomes a reality.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most promising revolutions at all stages in the AEC industry today. Using a digital model, BIM incorporates multiple parameters and information related to building structures, firms, and systems.
It aids in the fabrication, design, procurement, and construction activities required to envision the construction process, the final output, and ways to manage or maintain the building after its completion.
A significant majority of BIM service users cite that it has enabled a multi-discipline collaboration while integrating workflows, reducing errors, enabling the ability to deliver high-quality projects, and increased client satisfaction.
CAD or BIM?
While both serve similar purposes, BIM modeling solutions are a relatively newer technology superior in some arenas than CAD.
When AutoCAD is used to conceptualize a design, the focus is to create floor plan drawings. In contrast, with BIM, the focus is on building the model first and automatically generating the drawings. It also enables the user to create elements in an individual view which can then be seen in every view when visibility is turned on.
Outsourcing: The Most Viable Trend
Keeping up with all the trends can often get confusing and disruptive, making you lose focus, and it can significantly impact your project’s quality and reputation. If you are part of the AEC industry and want to gain the myriad benefits of outsourcing BIM services or 3D CAD drafting services, get in touch with the proficient team of experienced estimators at ADDMORE Services.
Our team has worked on construction projects in numerous different industries. They are well-versed with the best practices of managing BIM consulting services and executing successful construction projects while optimizing efficiency and ensuring quality control.
Besides meticulous Building Information Modelling services, we also offer real estate rendering, 2D CAD Drafting services, architectural 3D visualization services, takeoff estimating services, PRIMAVERA modeling services, and other comprehensive services.
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