There are several obstacles to overcoming in order to successfully deploy Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), but they can be done with the right methodologies.
1. Resistance to Change:
Adoption of technology is hampered by conventional thinking. Promote a cultural revolution to foster tolerance for advancements in technology. Showcase the smart and easy for executing the conventional construction design using CAD software.
2. Interpretability and Data Integration:
Handling data in different software platform and file formats can be challenging. Implement a universal data format (IFC, DWG, LandXML), APIs, and middleware for seamless data exchange and integration. Utilize CAD software to simplify collaboration among teams using various tools, streamlining project design processes.
3. Gap in Skill and Essential Training:
There is a huge gap between VDC project requirement and skilled Professionals with VDC knowledge. To effectively close the skill gap, provide thorough and appropriate training programs. Incorporate CAD software as a foundational skill to bridge the gap for digital technology adaptation within your team.
4. Cost and Investment:
High initial investment costs. To support the first investment, provide a possible return on investment that can be attained quickly. By investing BIM and VDC software, the project cost can be reduced by 30-40%
5. Communication Barrier:
Stakeholders are not being informed of changes in an efficient manner in conventional construction design process. To enhance communication, draw attention to differences between various software updates on the platform. Utilize precision-driven design solutions in BIM and VDC to enhance communication clarity among stakeholders, minimizing potential communication barriers.
6. Data Security:
Concerns regarding data encryption, access control, and compliance. Implement a cloud-based BIM solution to ensure robust data security measures. Opt for Cloud based BIM solution.
7. Project Management:
More sophisticated 4D and 5D technologies are required for improved project management. Explore and adopt 4D and 5D solutions to enhance project management capabilities. Use the AR and VR.
To achieve successful acceptance and integration within the construction sector, addressing these obstacles in BIM and VDC deployment requires a combination of technological innovation, strategic planning, skill development, and effective communication.