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Use BIM technology for masonry work

Building Information Modeling or BIM is a useful is already known to be as an useful tool in 3D modeling in construction. The term BIM is also used as an object used for construction.

The BIM model gives a digital representation of the building and thus enabling the architects and constructors can visualize the building before the actual constructions and hence can implement that in the actual construction.

Building construction is actually done by the masons as with the supervision of architects masons finally build it. So the base and longevity of the building depends on the masonry work. If there is any significant problem in masonry work then the building is bound to break down at anytime, mainly during the storm or even a light earthquake. When an architect plans about a building he makes a draft the entire design and layout of the building. Then as per the plan masonry work starts. But till now there is no such advanced tool which can control the masonry work itself so that the construction work gets strengthened from the very beginning. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.

BIM technology is extensively being used for construction work across the world. It has invented tools to control the masonry work as well. The National Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) has been set up in order to serve this purpose. It actually identifies the barriers to the masonry work and suggests strategies for the full implementation of masonry materials and systems into BIM software for the design and construction industries.