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Powerproject BIM

4D Construction Planning, Project Scheduling, & Management

Creating a 4D construction project schedule with Powerproject BIM lets you discover issues before you break ground!

Sometimes we can identify conflicts that may occur between the construction plans and equipment movement on site.  With Powerproject BIM you can visually walk through the construction sequence, including the movement of major equipment (such as large cranes) to ensure that there won’t be any conflicts once you are building.

4D BIM is the process of combining 3D models with time and schedule-related information such as schedules and design models to create a virtual construction sequence.
In simple words, 4D BIM = 3D models + time information. The integration of time to the model improves the value added to project teams, bringing the gap between design and construction.

Creating a 4D schedule by combining a 3D model with your schedule enables you to visually walk through’ the construction sequence of your project.  This will help you:
  • Identify problems that may not be visible via traditional schedules
  • Run scenarios to assess feasibility of execution and find the best solutions
  • Study how the build process will appear at different stages through the project
  • View progress in 3D and visually compare planned versus actual
  • Work seamlessly with plan and model in one application
  • See the impact in the 3D view as you update the Gantt chart

Validate Your Construction Sequence and Identify Issues Before Going To Site

Powerproject BIM will help you

Create a 4D schedule by easily integrating your schedule with an IFC 3D Model.

What are the benefits of 4D BIM?

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the project plan and how it will become a reality by using 3D to visualise the build sequence.
  • Provide a clear understanding of project deliverables, timescales and methodology, which in return leads to a safer design and construction processes.
  • Demonstrate a virtual representative of the construction process, leading to the identification of risks and issues before they become expensive mistakes.
  • Keep track of changes made to a project and the impact these have on the timeline, thus minimising costly remedial work.
  • Bring the project to life by simulating the build in 3D, revolutionising the communication of build packages and simplifying the consultation process with stakeholders.
  •  Increase collaboration within the team, which have an impact on error and risk reduction.
    According to the British Standard Institution (2018), digital information modelling software with 4D capacity “ enhances the ability to foresee hazards & risk”.
  •  Provide a platform for improved planning and management of construction activities thus improving project coordination. For example, run different scenarios and test various construction methods, analysing the impact on cost and time.
  • Optimise the usage of space, by seeing where work is scheduled and how to make better use of the environment. In a post-Covid world, this can mean digital site briefings and demonstrations of working practices and procedures.