4D dimension is tipically assigned to construction management time schedulling using BIM and project management tools integrated, but also can be applied to other multiple purposes, specially interesting the ones assigning time to facility management processes and others specific for sector like logistics or events. Connecting BIM spaces to time management apps we can provide new innovative solutions for your project exploitation.
4D modeling provides a powerful visualization and communication tool that gives project teams (including owners and building users) a better understanding of project milestones and construction plans. 4D simulation can help teams identify problems well in advance of construction activities, when they are much easier and less costly to resolve.
BIM models can be linked with construction activity schedules to explore space and sequencing requirements. Additional information describing equipment locations and materials staging areas can be integrated into the project model to facilitate and support site management decisions, enabling project teams to effectively generate and evaluate layouts for temporary facilities, assembly areas, and material deliveries for all phases of construction.
We expect to use digital models to operate buildings by integrating building management systems for energy, equipment, space functionalities and maintenance services among other multiple servives depending on the typology or the FM strategy defined. All processes need to take on account time, so once of the main priorities when creating BIM is to take on account the lifecycle of the materials, equipments and systems, integrating warranty time data, lifecycle analysis information, and of course real time data integrated in a timeline. We are experts in integrating static and dynamic data to BIM to create a global facility management platform that integrates 4D timeline for multiple purposes related to building operations.
Since the onset of pandemic covid-19, all is changing fast. There are important changes in our way of living in a social environment, including of course how we use the buildings and infrastructures. There are an important difference between before covid and during covid, that will imply a different way to live in society after that. So we need to simulate our own behaviour to have reliable information as basis to take important decisions.
By simulating pedestrian flow in typicial situations in buildings, like the entry or exit of students from school, or how people should evacuate a building in case of emergency, or simulating people flow inside a logistic center or a queue of people in a hospital, are situations we need to simulate to take design / operational important decisions that will impact the security / health and productivity of service companies and building operations. We are experts in simulating human behaviour using BIM integrated to advanced tools of simulations and analysing results thanks to our team of data analysts specialized in AECO sector.
Time is important for almost everything we need to simulate. So we need to predict what is going to occur in the future if we take certain decisions. In our sector of AECO, time is the basis of multiple simulations we can create over digital models, one of the more relevants are the energy simulations and related simulations like lighting analysis, or thermal comfort, including CFD analysis.
It is truth that simulations are more related to 6D Dimension but we need to ensure that time data is mandatory to be managed just to take on account different scenarios over simulations.