In the last few years, the drift from two-dimensional models to three-dimensional drawings has already gained huge traction in many industries, and HVAC contractors hugely benefitted from the transformation. While this model-based slant perks up competency and productivity within individual ventures, it also comes to the biggest aid in terms of delivering coordinated projects. BIM technology has proven to be highly expedient for several HVAC plans, especially in terms of cost efficiency, time optimization, and effective planning.
The model is now often used to digitally concoct every single order of commercial HVAC construction projects, from designing and planning to the proper accomplishment of the entire course. BIM software paves the way for deep coordination among HVAC contractors, energy suppliers, and building owners. With this high-end support and coordination, an organization can more easily fine-tune the entire process, making things much savvier for the proprietors.
HVAC contractors are not the only ones reaping benefits from this technology; real estate construction firms are benefitting from the system as well. Although BIM is mostly associated with the pre-construction phase, the post-construction stage also tends to reap an array of benefits with this avant-garde system on panel. BIM allows virtual growth and improvement of the project at the pre-construction point, which helps address issues that could have otherwise arisen during construction.
COVID-19 will have an impact on the market
As the effects of the worldwide pandemic are felt around the world, the global BIM market is being impacted in a number of ways. Just as HVAC contractors have become highly involved in stabilizing value and liquidity and taking extra public health precautions, BIM companies are also strictly adhering to the government regulations. However, it is quite obvious that the world has to brace for a huge impact (mostly negative) on every segment of the world economy.
Uncertainty is not good for any sort of development, and the intense speculation surrounding ill economic effects of the outbreak is keeping many HVAC projects on hold. If the pandemic continues to affect the economic supply chains of the BIM market for longer than estimated, commercial outlay decisions would certainly take a backseat. At the same time, a spurt of capital can be anticipated, as investors would lean toward a more constant liaison for investment. Last but not the least, as software exports from China have experienced a sharp fall, the cost benefits in terms of cheaper supply from the country will take a hit and would impact the profit line of real estate designers.
Ways BIM software would be beneficial to HVAC contractors:
- With BIM software, updates can be made at a moment’s notice. It adds more productivity and ensures abridged costs for HVAC plans.
- When it comes to cost assessment of any HVAC project, the onerous and time-consuming issues are often considered as the prime obstacles in the path of its success. Here, BIM software allows the reckoners to zero in on the supreme element of value that implicates risk valuation.
- Every HVAC project goes through a number of design amendments. BIM facilitates better surveillance of these adaptations, which makes it very simple and effortless to get back to an earlier model in case there is any error in new displays.
- BIM ensures efficient coordination among trade contractors, allowing clients to facilitate a post-construction visualization. This, in turn, enables easy modification of the construction even before it begins.
According to Allied Market Research, the global building information modeling (BIM) market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Once used mostly by real estate ventures and construction organizations, the software is now rapidly being used for high-end management of project life cycle. The main intent of developing the software is to improve project performance and crop up better outcomes. BIM provides HVAC contractors with proper insights to collect relevant information from respective disciplines and employ them in the best possible manner.
Increase in demand for improved HVAC construction productivity offers a prominent edge to BIM users. Moreover, increase in government stimulations for BIM usage across the world and growing HVAC construction industry drive the market in more than one way. At the same time, high cost associated with developing the software and lack of trained professionals impede the growth to some extent. Nevertheless, exclusive advancements in technology to manage extemporized interaction between users using cloud-based solutions have already moderated the restraining factor and paved the way for an array of opportunities for the key players in the industry.