The virtual building model traces the entire growth cycle of a building model. It provides a medium for the integration of various stages of design, construction and implementation. This model helps make drawings required for recommendation and sanction. It also facilitates communication and exchange of information among building firms for better functionality and execution of projects and plans.
The advantages are many:
• Better certainty of costs and schedule
• Prevention of production conflicts through imitation
• Advanced quality and less alterations
• Faster turnarounds
The advantages of virtual building can be applied to managing existing facilities as well, through the use of “as-built” models.