Building Information Modelling (BIM)

WHAT IS BIM?

BIM is not a box of software. It is a process underpinned by new technology and collaborative working. It’s about creating one location where all data pertaining to the project, lives.

It includes, not just design and construction, but also the operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the project. It covers not just geometry, but also the underlying information tied to the use and experience of that building.

BIM requires everybody to commit to adding to the model process to allow data to be shared for many purposes. Information helps the design team make better informed decisions, de-risking and ensuring a better end quality product.

 

Investing in BIM, A Guide for Architects, Building Design White Paper 01

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