With the growing demand of new Infrastructure and the limited availability of the space, the buildings are growing vertically, and we are seeing more and more high-rise buildings. Structural stability for the high-rise buildings has always been a concern and now with the new emerging technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), also known as Virtual Construction, new Structural Stability Analysis Tools can simulate the ‘Buildings of the future’.
What is high-rise: A Building is considered high-rise when it is high enough to have serious impact on evacuation ora building which has impact of winds and the lateral forces (any building above 35m high is considered a tall building).
Wind Analysis, Stability Analysis, Seismic Effect, Dynamic Analysis, Management or planning or Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Fighting systems for these buildings, Planning for Evacuation, Solar Studies, Shadow Analysis, Area calculation, Load Bearing capacity Analysis or any other analysis is possible with BIM; basically every analysis requires some sort of 3d model and 3d is the basis of any BIM.
In BIM, the ‘I’ which is Information is the most important part. Information can be categorised in several aspects. BIM can be implemented at the very initial stage of the project i.e. Concept Design where it can help in doing basic shape analysis, area calculation, shadow analysis etc. For the next phase of any Building/Infra project, BIM can be very useful in the Tender Document/Design Development Phase. With BIM, we can collaborate between different stakeholders in the project i.e. Architects, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plumbing Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Interior Designers, Systems Engineers, Façade Designers, Facility Managers, Owners etc.
BIM brings all the stakeholders and one common platform and the advanced CDE platform can help