How BIM technology brings huge benefits to the smart hotels
In recent times, the contractors from all through the world specially from USA are collaborating with tech companies for developing superior, smarter hotels in quickest possible time and cost effectively.
As for instance, the Hyatt House at Belmar in Lakewood, Colorado, which started its business in early 2016, is built with this state-of-the-art technique.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) Technology accelerates this technological progression for the hotel construction. Presently, BIM is considered as the most valuable tool for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
BIM technology is integrated with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) practices and facilitates the architects to enter their design ideas into a software program to create a clone of the finished building virtually.
The design team can obtain completely perfect models in the early design stage as well as get all systems pre-coordinated through the design stage. It helps in reducing both risk and rework throughout the assembly process that result in speeding up the bottom line.
Now-a-days, several hotels are built up with prefabricated steel framing systems devoid of using outdated wood or costly and laborious concrete work.
The advantage of steel-framed buildings is that these are built off-site following exact specifications. To construct these types of buildings as well as other building systems and finishes, less manpower and materials are required.
In some cases, companies are preassembling framing components, ductwork, electrical assemblies and plumbing which are then transmitted to the construction site. With the use of various BIM models and structural systems, hotels are assembled rapidly with parts which are basically joined together. So, the construction team needs less skilled laborers which efficiently lessen the chances for labor shortages and associated delays. As soon as the foundation of the building gets finished, the application of BIM technology, VDC processes and preassembled components significantly accelerate the installation process for the steel-based structure.
With the advancement of 3d building technology, the major hotel chains are embracing this new technology for the construction of their buildings.
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