3 ways to stimulate the transition to a circular construction economy with BIM

It is clear: only with circular solutions we can create and maintain a liveable planet. For construction, this means that all elements of a building that is being designed now must be a 100 percent circular in the future. Luckily, software such as BIMcollab can help you achieve that goal. In this blog, we’ll give three examples in which BIM stimulates the transition to a circular construction economy.

Circular construction with BIM

BIM has proven to be essential for circular construction. How, you ask? Let’s explore how to stimulate a circular construction process with BIM.

1. BIM optimizes designs

BIM enables you to create and analyze digital models, before the actual construction process starts. It enables you to make informed choices in the early stages of the design process, based on e.g. material performance, energy consumption and circularity. These informed choices can help you minimize the environmental impact of your project. t.

2. BIM stimulates an efficient construction and management process

Thanks to BIM you can document and manage detailed material information, such as classifications and characteristics, during the whole lifecycle of a building. It enables you to select materials suitable for reuse or recycling. Besides, you can easily plan maintenance and renovations, helping you to extend the lifespan of buildings as well as maximize the reuse of materials.

3. Reduce waste and save costs with BIM

As BIM enables you to check, share and validate models during the design process, you can solve issues before even setting foot on the construction site. This significantly reduces the chance of errors, enabling a more efficient design and construction process with better use of materials. The result? Higher quality buildings, less material waste and saving costs.

How BIMcollab stimulates circularity

Circularity and sustainability are of key importance to BIMcollab, both on a large and small scale. Our headquarters are energy neutral and we compensate our CO2 emissions by planting trees in collaboration with Trees for All. Additionally, we encourage our employees to create a sustainable lifestyle with our Green Benefits scheme. But most importantly, we want to stimulate circularity in the design and construction process through our solutions: Nexus, Zoom and Twin. We enable our users to foster collaboration and to easily measure and optimize the circularity of their design and construction process. Through strong collaboration and optimal designs, they can work towards a more circular built environment.

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