Multidimensional BIM to Build Infrastructure Fast and Efficient – An Overview
Mayuri S. Sethia
According to the UN, by 2050 the world's population will be 9.7 billion. The global AEC industry must look to smarter, more efficient ways to design and build not just as a means to keep up with global demand but to help create spaces that are smarter and more resilient too. Also, India is expected to have a population of 1.4 billion by 2025.This will call for more food, housing and public transport. Apart from building new infrastructure, the existing ones need to be refurbished and buildings, bridges, railways need to be constructed to last long. Thus to cater to the growing number of people striving for better living, there is a need to adopt Building information Modeling (BIM) process for efficient and faster execution of projects in the lines of several developed countries. This paper deals with the details of multidimensional (2D, 3D,4D, 5D, 6D and 7D) BIM so that knowledge of this will help architects, engineers, and constructors to get a fuller understanding of the construction project - how it will be delivered, what it will cost and how it should be maintained etc. This will also visualize what is to be built in a simulated environment to identify any potential design, construction and operational issues if any. In this 5D BIM Implementation in Nagpur Metro Project is carried out as a case study.
Keywords- BIM, AEC
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Mayuri S. Sethia,   "Multidimensional BIM to Build Infrastructure Fast and Efficient – An Overview"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.8, Issue 2, pp.150-154, April 2020, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2002028.pdf