Logistics is one of the most important stages of any AEC venture. Like when a fabricator is transporting the precast concrete from the plant to the site, the construction team needs to plan a lot of things ahead. Like when the concrete will be delivered a crane will be needed to hoist the precast concrete and need to place it in the right place. So only to put a precast concrete in place, the general contractor needs to oversee the transportation of material which is precast panels, hoisting cranes and a crew to hoist these. Now getting all these three together at the same place is what logistic is responsible for performing.
Efficient logistics management is crucial to enhance productivity and efficiency that have a positive influence on time and cost. For example, good logistics management make sure the workforce is able to carry out the required activity without delay.
Having the project stages planning ahead with all arrangement of materials and tools are made are key aspects of good logistics management. Because of the complexity involves with logistic management dedicated application software can be used to create models visualize, analyze and optimize logistics.
Why is Pre-construction site logistics crucial?
BIM methodologies can be utilized to keep construction program on-schedule to save cost and for reducing wastage. Other advantages of BIM models when it comes to pre-construction site logistics.
• Enhanced productivity due to the reduction of wastage.
• Proper logistical planning on site ensures materials to be sorted
• Prefabrication improves efficiency and reduces the chances of potential damage
• Fabrication can make sites to be kept safe and clean
How to use BIM for Pre-construction site logistics
BIM experts create a thorough 4D sequence of all trades, which helps to plan comprehensive construction activities for a coordinated construction process. BIM dependency can help to avoid any discrepancy and issues on site. As BIM is the best and the most used digital construction technology, building contractors are relying on it for better site planning and virtual logistics. BIM for Pre-construction site logistics makes all the information available to execute even the most complex projects in the best manner.
Software like Autodesk Navisworks and Revit used to create models with views from different angles and selections to start the sequencing process. A sequence can be validated by classifying a primary model and applying higher levels of simulations.
Why BIM is better than conventional ways of project management
The conventional ways don’t always give a clear picture of why varied construction activities are linked in a sequence. With a 4D model, however, every on-site activity can be understood clearly and can be seen what is happening when and how.