LOD is a key aspect in the planning of information delivery to stakeholders.
There is greater value in a model where the accuracy of the geometry and the amount of data has been assured to a recognised standard. This creates greater trust between all the parties working on a scheme.
The more reliable the digital information becomes, the more this information will be re-used not recreated, so saving time and money while increasing accuracy. The right information is passed to the right people at the right time in the right format making the decision making processes much quicker. When design and construction decisions are based upon quality information the construction process becomes more productive and risk-free.
Incomplete information in the process leads to miscommunications, assumptions and rework that adds costs and delays to projects.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative way of working underpinned by digital technologies. These technologies allow for more efficient methods of designing, delivering and maintaining physical built assets throughout their entire lifecycle.